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"Worry destroys the ability to write." - Ernest Hemingway

"Growth in the ability to write comes in spurts." - Jane Yolen

"Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write." - A E Housman

"Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write." - Alfred Edward Housman

"The only quality needed for an MP is the ability to write a good letter." - Harold Macmillan

"The story is always better than your ability to write it." - Robin Mckinley

"Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant." - Walter Gilbert

"I think walking is very useful, like sleeping and dreaming, as something that's important to my ability to write." - Mohsin Hamid

"Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write!" - H G Wells

"The ability to write compelling emails may be the single most useful talent an organizer can possess." - Bill Mckibben

"I think people who write for kids, we have that ability to go back into our own lives." - Judy Blume

"The ability to write and read books is one of the things that transformed us as a species." - James Gleick

"The ultimate test of a finished account executive is his ability to write a sound marketing plan." - Morris Hite

"I communicate with fans on Twitter. I enjoy the ability to impulsively write something and ship it out to the fans and fellow tweeters out there." - Neil Diamond

"We expect the states to show us whether or not we're achieving simple objectives-like literacy, literacy in math, the ability to read and write." - George W Bush

"I'm a comedian so I'm not waiting around for someone to write a part for me. I don't have to wait for somebody else to create my next job; I have the ability to basically write my own ticket." - Wanda Sykes

"What separates the professionally successful ... from all the rest is their ability to stay steady, to have stamina. It is one thing to write a good sentence, another to write a good book." - Katy Lederer

"Worry destroys the ability to write. Ill health is bad in the ratio that it produces worry which attacks your subconscious and destroys your reserves." - Ernest Hemingway

"Worry destroys the ability to write. Ill health is bad in the ratio that it produces worry which attacks your subconscious and destroys your nerves." - Ernest Hemingway

"What is it that really makes us, us? It's our collective intelligence. It's our ability to write things down, our language and our consciousness." - Louise Leakey

"My freestyling ability is nonexistent. I can't even write a verse if I tried to sit anywhere and write one. Being a good rapper is hard to do. I'm a good Rapaport, but that's about it." - Michael Rapaport

"I don't think I'd have the stamina, skill or ability to write a novel, but I'd love to write short stories and poetry, because those are my two passions." - Daniel Radcliffe

"The ability to fantasize is the ability to survive, and the ability to fantasize is the ability to grow" - Ray Bradbury

"The chief ability of an executive should be his ability to recognize ability." - Evan Esar

"I used to think Twitter was a waste of time and sort of ran counter to my ability to be productive and to write and now Twitter feels like a really cool part of the creative experience." - Lena Dunham

"If I went back to college again, I'd concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively." - Gerald Ford

"I had this unusual mix of curiosity, the ability to write in ways people understood, and when I appeared, viewers seemed to trust me to get them through some cataclysmic changes." - Tom Brokaw

"I try to write art theory down and understand it but I'm not a writer. I don't want to impress people with my writing. I'd rather impress people with my ability to see and feel it and then share that." - Damian Loeb

"The story is always better than your ability to write it. My belief about this is that if you ever get to the point that you think you've done a story justice, you're in the wrong business." - Robin Mckinley

"I had a horrible heart attack and still have symptoms of that sometimes. Then cancer, which is in remission. But the stroke is the hardest thing because I just lost my ability to speak and to write." - Clayton M Christensen

"When I write in the studio, I tend to gravitate toward the ability to play really loud, aggressive, post-punk stuff, with big, heavy guitars and a big rock drum sound." - Tom Delonge

"For me going to war offers me the ability to write about apparently very alien, sometimes hated or despised people, who've been objectified in a way that restores their humanity. Hopefully for my readers, that denies them the ability to objectify them. I think that's the point. If you can do that, that's a good thing." - Jon Lee Anderson

"The only equivalent plunge from genius I could think of was Ernest Hemmingway's tragic loss of ability to write. Hemmingway got up one morning and shot himself. Nicklaus got up the next morning and shot 66." - Ian Wooldridge

"W.S Merwin says "after three days of rain" and I write "After Twelve Days of Rain." I like his quietude. I admire his ability to be simple without being simplistic." - Dorianne Laux

"Stuart Clark's The Sun Kings is undoubtedly the most gripping and brilliant popular-science history account that I have ever read. It is informative, accurate, and relevant. Clark's ability to write so vividly makes me seethe with jealousy." - Owen Gingerich

"Do not slip into writing for the mind and the mind alone. In other words, do not play merely upon our ability to reason. And do not focus only on visuals. Write for the whole person." - N.D. Wilson

"What has been adjudicated and established in the wake of Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement is the ability of the press to basically write or broadcast almost anything about the government. There's very few restrictions in that way." - Lowell Bergman

"Don't write to sell, write to tell." - Jonas Eriksson

"To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write." - Gertrude Stein

"I think probably you can either write for kids, or you can't. That ability to imaginatively be a child and see the world as a child and feel and think like a child - you either have that ability or you don't." - Morris Gleitzman

"Of course some people manage to write books really young and publish really young. But for most writers, it takes several years because you have to apprentice yourself to the craft, and you also have to grow up. I think maturity is connected to one's ability to write well." - Cheryl Strayed

"Ugly programs are like ugly suspension bridges: they're much more liable to collapse than pretty ones, because the way humans (especially engineer-humans) perceive beauty is intimately related to our ability to process and understand complexity. A language that makes it hard to write elegant code makes it hard to write good code." - Eric S Raymond

"If you wish to write, write." - Epictetus

"I write what's given me to write." - Philip Levine

"I started to write because of my dream to become a filmmaker. I got to know about a film school in Paris and it was my goal to get there. To do that I knew I had to learn French. In order to practice I started to write journals in French. The effort I made to master what I regarded a bad thing - a language owned by the rich Moroccans - brought me the ability to write." - Abdellah Taia

"Honesty: The ability to resist small temptations." - John Ciardi

"Genius: the ability to prolong one's childhood." - H L Mencken

"Power is the ability to achieve purpose." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I have an amazing ability to forget." - Gene Mauch

"Security lies in our ability to produce." - Douglas Macarthur

"Faith is your reaction to God's ability." - Zig Ziglar

"The ability to adapt is everything!" - Denis Waitley

"Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification." - Sigmund Freud

"Happiness is the ability to recognize it." - Carolyn Wells

"Teaching is the ability to inspire learning." - Nick Saban

"Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt." - Nolan Ryan

"Purity is the ability to contemplate defilement." - Simone Weil

"Disability is the inability to see ability." - Vikas Khanna

"Responsibility is the ability to respond." - Lucille Ball

"Power is the ability to make change." - Geneva Overholser

"Intelligence is the ability to solve problems" - Robert Kiyosaki

"Man's ability to delude himself is infinite." - Kinky Friedman

"Ability has nothing to do with opportunity." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Music has the ability to comfort people." - Matthew Morrison

"Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity." - Thor Heyerdahl

"It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test." - Elbert Hubbard

"It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test." - Lou Holtz

"My forte is playing along and singing along to music I love. I mean, who knows, maybe I could develop that knack or develop that ability to write, and I do actually co-write with people and friends, which is fun, too, because then I don't have to worry about writing lyrics, because for me writing lyrics is impossible." - Petra Haden

"As an actor, there is room for a certain amount of creativity, but you're always ultimately going to be saying somebody else's words. I don't think I'd have the stamina, skill or ability to write a novel, but I'd love to write short stories and poetry, because those are my two passions." - Daniel Radcliffe

"My readers often tell me that what they admire about my books is my ability to write from so many points of view. My challenge to myself is whether I'll ever be able to write a novel just from one point of view. It seems impossible." - Julia Glass

"I set myself a rule before I actually write a tune to the lyrics, and the rule is that I've got to take the lyrics on to a level of understanding before I can actually write music to them. What I'm doing is interpretation. If I don't write the lyrics, therefore I must interpret them to the best of my ability. So my rule is that I must understand it, but I don't necessarily have to accept." - James Dean Bradfield

"There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability." - Robert Half

"I love to write." - Kara Hayward

"I wanted to write." - Christopher Hitchens

"I love to write." - Connor Jessup

"Most writers write too much. I have the exact opposite problem. I feel I could write almost anything in a paragraph. I have a natural ability to condense, and so I often think, "Are you kidding me? Five thousand words? How am I gonna make 5,000 words out of that?"" - Fran Lebowitz

"It is truly excellent to have someone believe in you and your ability to write. But I think it is just as helpful to have people who don't believe in you, people who mock you, people who doubt you, people who enrage you. Fortunately, there is never a shortage of this type of person in the world ... write for yourself. Write for the story. And write, also, for all of the people who doubt you. Write for all those people who are not brave enough to do this grand and wondrous thing themselves. Let them motivate you." - Kate Dicamillo

"Our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable." - Twyla Tharp

"Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax" - David Allen

"The ability to speak exactly is intimately related to the ability to know exactly." - Wendell Berry

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his ability." - Craig Bruce

"A leader's ability to convey confidence and his ability to communicate effectively are similar." - John C Maxwell

"It's not our ability to get forgiveness that saves us. It's out ability to grant forgiveness." - Jeri Smith-Ready

"Your ability to learn depends partly on your ability to relinquish what you've held." - Milton Hall

"Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over." - Anonymous

"Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular." - Lisa Lutz

"My ability to function effectively will not affect my ability to serve as commander-in-chief." - Michele Bachmann

"Response-ability is the ABILITY to choose our response to any circumstance or condition." - Stephen Covey

"Human inventiveness is overwhelming human adaptiveness. Our ability to judge lags behind our ability to create." - Robert E. Ornstein

"Our ability to destroy ourselves is the mirror image of our ability to save ourselves," - Terence Mckenna

"God's ability to clean things up is infinitely greater than our ability to mess things up." - Tullian Tchividjian

"Our ability to manufacture fraud now exceeds our ability to detect it." - Al Pacino

"Thinking is not the ability to manipulate language; it's the ability to manipulate concepts." - Leslie Lamport

"Paradoxically, the ability to be alone is the condition for the ability to love." - Erich Fromm

"Thinking is not the ability to manipulate language; it's the ability to manipulate concepts." - Leslie Lamport

"It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention." - Whitney M Young

"Thinking is not the ability to manipulate language; it's the ability to manipulate concepts." - Leslie Lamport

"It requires no small degree of ability to know when to conceal one's ability." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"My vocal ability is very limited, but I'm fortunate in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations." - Glenn Tipton

"Ask how to live? Write, write, write, anything; The world's a fine believing world, write news." - Francis Beaumont

"Ask how to live? Write, write, write, anything; The world's a fine believing world, write news." - John Fletcher

"Today was about our lack of ability to not produce the ability we've got." - Sam Allardyce

"The most important survival ability for any life form is the ability to change." - Frank Herbert

"There is great ability in knowing how to conceal one's ability." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability, that counts." - Corrie Ten Boom

"It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability, that counts." - Corrie Ten Boom

"A nation's ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability." - Frank Whittle

"The ability to name poetry's gestures and rhetorics isn't required to write or read them, any more than a painter needs to know the physics of color to bring forward a landscape. The eye and hand and ear know what they need to know. Some of us want to know more, because knowing pleases." - Jane Hirshfield

"If I had an author superpower, I would like to have the ability to stop time for everyone else. I feel like I have to disappear into myself to write books. I go away, into my head, for hours and weeks at a time, and I hate that I miss everything. It's pretty selfish to want to pause other people, isn't it?" - Rainbow Rowell

"Do you think the ability to sleep in counts as a special skill?" I asked Dad, trying to sound torn over the decision. "Yes, list that. And don't forget to write that you can eat an entire meal in under five minutes," he replied. I laughed. It was true; I did tend to inhale my food. "Oh, the both of you! Why don't you just write down that you're an absolute heathen!" My mother went storming from the room." - Kiera Cass

"Do you think the ability to sleep in counts as a special skill?" I asked Dad, trying to sound torn over the decision. "Yes, list that. And do' forget to write that you can eat an entire meal in under five minutes," he replied. I laughed. It was true; I did tend to inhale my food. "Oh, the both of you! Why do' you just write down that you're an absolute heathen!" My mother went storming from the room." - Kiera Cass

"My main goal as a songwriter is to make something that inspires people. To write things about my life that people can relate to. Whether it's a whole record or just one song for someone, I hope it can do that for them. Knowing that I have the ability to do that is inspiring to me." - Kate Voegele

"I think when I started to write The Mysterious Benedict Society that I had that kind of thing in mind - the notion of having to be able to solve puzzles and riddles because enormous stakes rode upon your ability to do that." - Trenton Lee Stewart

"A book comes and says, "Write me." My job is to try to serve it to the best of my ability, which is never good enough, but all I can do is listen to it, do what it tells me and collaborate." - Madeleine L'Engle

"It is important for you to have a goal. You simply can't get there if you don't know where you are going. Begin to build in your mind a dream. The write it down and make your goal realistic. Aim high enough that you will have to stretch your ability and your potential to reach it." - Mary Kay Ash

"A book comes and says, 'Write me.' My job is to try to serve it to the best of my ability, which is never good enough, but all I can do is listen to it, do what it tells me and collaborate." - Madeleine Lengle

"A book comes and says, 'Write me.' My job is to try to serve it to the best of my ability, which is never good enough, but all I can do is listen to it, do what it tells me and collaborate." - Madeleine L'Engle

"Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: 'I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.'" - Maya Angelou

"I think when I started to write 'The Mysterious Benedict Society' that I had that kind of thing in mind - the notion of having to be able to solve puzzles and riddles because enormous stakes rode upon your ability to do that." - Trenton Lee Stewart

"Learn to write well, or not to write at all." - John Dryden

"You have to write badly in order to write well." - William Faulkner

"I think most Hollywood meetings are silly and I truly despise pitching. It's insane to expect someone to come in and tell you the story before they've written it, and buying an idea from someone who can explain it rather than write it is like choosing a mechanic based on his ability to draw a picture of your car's problem." - Jess Walter

"What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power." - John Cheever

"There are technical tricks that may help you create more effective characters. My approach to characterization is not at all technical. I can't really analyze how I do it, but I am sure of one thing. To write convincing characters, you must possess the ability to think yourself into someone else's skin." - Juliet Marillier

"Learn to write by writing" - Ann Patchett

"I write to please myself." - Jim Goad

"I write to astonish myself" - Geoffrey Hill

"I write to reach eternity." - James Jones

"To write is a humiliation." - Edward Dahlberg

"I like to write poetry." - Rebecca Ferguson

"I love to write poetry." - Shayne Ward

"I make time to write." - Stanley Tucci

"Improvisation is the ability to talk to oneself." - Cecil Taylor

"Creativity is the ability to see and to respond." - Erich Fromm

"Power is the ability not to have to please." - Elizabeth Janeway

"The willingness to do creates the ability to do." - Peter Mcwilliams

"My willingness to fail gives me the ability to succeed." - Vinod Khosla

"The key to success is often the ability to adapt" - Anthony Brandt

"The ability to speak well is the shortcut to distinction." - Dale Carnegie

"Power is the ability to afford not to learn." - Karl Deutsch

"It isn't cool to abuse the ability to swing." - Thomas Dolby

"Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal." - Charles Buxton

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." - Stephen Hawking

"Your ability to remain alive never ceases to amaze me." - Ilona Andrews

"To know how to hide one's ability is great skill." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"To know how to hide one's ability is great skill." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"I lost my ability to will things to happen." - Tiger Woods

"It is human nature to look away from illness. We don't enjoy a reminder of our own fragile mortality. That's why writing on the Internet has become a life-saver for me. My ability to think and write have not been affected. And on the Web, my real voice finds expression." - Roger Ebert



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