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"Writing as writing. Writing as rioting. Writing as righting. On the best days, all three." - Teju Cole

"Ready writing makes not good writing, but good writing brings on ready writing." - Ben Jonson

"Writing is thinking on paper." - William Zinsser

"Writing on the subway or anywhere is writing. Maybe it's all just writing." - Rachel Zucker

"Sex and writing live on playful cruelties." - Mason Cooley

"Anonymity lets me concentrate exclusively on writing." - Elena Ferrante

"Choreography is writing on your feet." - Bob Fosse

"I should be concentrating on writing pages." - R L Stine

"Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves." - Paul Theroux

"Writing is still on my slate." - Jaleel White

"I love writing. I've always written journals. I loved writing the book on living alone." - Barbara Feldon

"Writing is not just the technical act of your fingers on the keyboard. Writing is living." - Melissa Marr

"On the Internet, everyone is writing. There is a great flowering of writing." - James Salter

"I sometimes don't know what I'm writing when I start writing it, on some level." - Josh Radnor

"Writing isn't letters on paper. It's communication. It's memory." - Isaac Marion

"Writing my blog has saved me thousands on therapy." - Phil Cooke

"Writing calls on unused muscles and involves solitude and immobility." - Dorothea Brande

"Writing should be the settlement of dew on the leaf." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Writing is the rock on which everything is built." - Dan Rather

"I'm very hard on myself when it comes to writing." - Bryan Fuller

"I'm very involved in the writing on every level." - Fran Drescher

"Writing on the road is a passion of mine." - Lee Dewyze

"The best writing has no lace on its sleeves." - Walt Whitman

"The writer's duty is to keep on writing." - William Styron

"I love writing about people on the road." - Cynthia Kadohata

"Writing, real writing, should leave a small sweet bruise somewhere on the writer . . . and on the reader." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"There's such good writing now on television and I don't see a lot of great writing on films sadly." - Scott Speedman

"On the whole, anything that gets you writing and keeps you writing is a good thing. Anything that stops you writing is a bad thing." - Neil Gaiman

"writing is how I understand everything that happens. Writing is the only way I know to move on." - Delia Ephron

"Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters." - Neil Gaiman

"I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting and trying to weed out the lumber." - David Mccullough

"My writing improved the more I wrote - and the more I read good writing, from Shakespeare on down." - Dick Schaap

"I feel confident writing on my feet with improv, but it's different when you're sitting down and writing it out." - Amy Sedaris

"Each night about this time he puts on sadness like a garment and goes on writing." - Anne Carson

"Writing. Love is writing." - Hilda Doolittle

"The secret to writing is just to write. Write every day. Never stop writing. Write on every surface you see; write on people on the street. When the cops come to arrest you, write on the cops. Write on the police car. Write on the judge. I'm in jail forever now, and the prison cell walls are completely covered with my writing, and I keep writing on the writing I wrote. That's my method." - Neil Gaiman

"He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigraph on his tombstone." - Oscar Wilde

"The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write and keep on writing." - Ken Macleod

"Writing a manual forces you to place your thoughts and ideas down on paper." - Tara VanDerveer

"[On her writing agenda:] Make the familiar exotic; the exotic familiar." - Bharati Mukherjee

"In writing poetry, all of one's attention is focused on some inner voice." - Li-Young Lee

"When you're writing, it's rather like going on a very long walk" - Roald Dahl

"Writing is an affair of yearning for great voyages and hauling on frayed ropes." - Israel Shenker

"I go on writing so that I will always have something to read." - Jeanette Winterson

"Most of my comedy writing happens through improvisation on stage; doing it in the moment." - Marc Maron

"Conversation is the legs on which thought walks; and writing, the wings by which it flies." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"Let people return to making knots on ropes, instead of writing." - Laozi

"Social media is like ancient Egypt: writing things on walls and worshiping cats." - George Takei

"Most writing doesn't take place on the page; it takes place in your head." - Susan Orlean

"Somebody approached me about writing a biography on me, I told them they were too late." - Zach Braff

"It is' much use writing slogans on a wall if you plan to total the building." - Andrew Vachss

"Will no superior genius snatch the quill, and save me on the brink from writing ill?" - Edward Young

"It isn't much use writing slogans on a wall if you plan to total the building." - Andrew Vachss

"Writing is not about self-expression; it is about putting words on paper." - Gordon Lish

"I loathe writing. On the other hand I'm a great believer in money." - S J Perelman

"Writing on the wall: Will trade three blind crabs for two with no teeth." - Edward Abbey

"Changing writing styles is like an actor taking on a different part." - Ed McBain

"Novels begin, not on the page, but in meditation and day-dreaming - In thinking, not writing." - Joyce Carol Oates

"[On writing:] The most egotistic of occupations, and the most gratifying while it lasts." - Vita Sackville-West

"People have been writing premature obituaries on the women's movement since its beginning." - Ellen Goodman

"Letter-writing on the part of a busy man or woman is the quintessence of generosity." - Agnes Repplier

"The secret of successful writing lies in striking the right keys on the typewriter." - Evan Esar

"If Shakespeare were alive today, he might be writing on Twitter." - Ai Weiwei

"Writing is like making love. Don't worry about the orgasm, just concentrate on the process." - Isabel Allende

"Writing is only the frosting on my cake. Im whole without it." - Tabitha King

"Often it doesn't occur to you what kind of novel you're writing until quite late on." - Martin Amis

"Most writing does' take place on the page; it takes place in your head." - Susan Orlean

"If this whole writing thing doesn't work out, I'll be getting right back on the pole." - Diablo Cody

"I'm not really one to be on camera, I'd rather be writing songs." - Jon Foreman

"Editing is work, and it's hard to do while working on one's own writing." - Allison Joseph

"If you're writing on your own, each character is just you. It's just you." - Gabourey Sidibe

"Writing in my journal keeps me focused on my spirit and what I need or feel." - Alicia Keys

"The writing is so great on TV now; it's such a pleasure to watch." - Rose Byrne

"When you're writing you're affected by everything that's going on around you." - Steve Diggle

"When I'm writing, I thoroughly enjoy it. It just goes on." - Malachy Mccourt

"He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigram on his tombstone." - Oscar Wilde

"So much in writing depends on the superficiality of one's days." - Graham Greene

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." - Ray Bradbury

"I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about." - Truman Capote

"I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own." - Siobhan Fahey

"I have writing songs on my own for about six years." - Joanna Newsom

"It's precisely on the Internet that the majority of the writing is terribly bad and uninteresting." - Peter Greenaway

"Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on" - Louis L'Amour

"An odd outlook on life is the beginning of good comedic writing." - Phil Vischer

"I have a hard time writing music when I'm on tour." - Avicii

"I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing." - Helen Dunmore

"Writing is thought crystalized on a piece of paper, which can then be reviewed." - Tim Ferriss

"Writing was like digging coal. I sweat blood. The spell is on me." - Zane Grey

"Writing is only the frosting on my cake. I'm whole without it." - Tabitha King

"I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show, Learning To Be Human." - Shirley Knight

"I make no claim to be an authority on writing or illustrating for children." - Hugh Lofting

"My favorite travel pastime is writing music, either with my guitar or on my computer." - Alexander Ludwig

"I always wanted to be an independent maverick, writing plays and putting them on myself." - Christian Mckay

"Sometimes when you're writing on a ukulele, you're in a totally new land, rhythmically or melodically." - Tift Merritt

"Writing laws based on an abstract theory, rather than reality, is a dangerous undertaking." - Elizabeth Warren

"On an average day, I spend 12 hours listening to music. Very little writing." - Michel Faber

"There's just a deeper level of sophistication in the writing of female characters on TV." - Vera Farmiga

"I feel like writing songs is cheating on acting. It's weird." - Ester Dean

"I have a great many shortcomings, but writing for something on time has never bothered me." - Andre Previn

"For me personally, I'm mostly focused on writing and acting right now." - Ben Savage

"Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing." - Joni Mitchell

"When you're writing, you're on your own, and I like to work as a team." - Carine Roitfeld

"While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly as well on what the speaker is saying." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"When I'm on a good go, I can do 12, 13 hours of writing." - Karin Slaughter

"I am 54 and age is slowly writing itself on my face." - Arthur Smith

"I have my favorite cat, who is my paperweight, on my desk while I am writing." - Ray Bradbury

"Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going." - Orson Scott Card

"Writing on a contract for a major studio you get the very best." - Terry Southern

"I had thought of writing, actually, and that later on I'd be a novelist." - Francois Truffaut

"Graffiti is linear, and it's done with a pencil, and it's like writing on walls." - Cy Twombly

"I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in." - Yancy Butler

"Usually I decide on what it is I'm writing next by the books I'm reading." - Kate Mosse

"Changing writing styles is like an actor taking on a different part." - Evan Hunter

"Lack of romance is my real objection to writing on a computer." - P J Orourke

"Even now, Dickon was upstairs, writing sonnets to his new love, while back at Seadown House, Marianne was writing 'Ella' on scraps of paper and then burning them." - Jessica Day George

"I honestly believe that everything I know about the writing of non-fiction (or writing) could be engraved on the head of a pin with a garden hoe ..." - M F K Fisher

"For me, writing something in the spirit of Halloween is like Mother Teresa writing on charity and sacrifice. It's just second nature to me." - Danny Elfman

"Read a lot, finding out what kind of writing turns you on, in order to develop a criterion for your own writing. And then trust it-and yourself." - Rosemary Daniell

"Writing essays and teaching composition have helped me immensely in writing poetry, because they've forced me to focus on the structure of ideas." - Aaron Belz

"The Sopranos all came down to the writing. I wouldn't have been on for as long as I was if the writing weren't so good." - James Gandolfini

"Acting might bring on emotional exhaustion, but writing tired your brains out. Writing led to depression and insomnia and walking around all day with a haggard look." - Richard Yates

"Teaching writing puts you on the point of a pin in terms of what you want your own writing to be." - Jane Alison

"I've been writing short stories for twenty years now, on and off ever since I was in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University." - Andrew Lam

"I understand his longing for immortality ... Willy's writing his name in a cake of ice on a hot day, but he wishes he were writing in stone." - Arthur Miller

"I never made any plan before writing, however I succeeded. I enjoyed writing with excitement ,"what happen on the next page?"" - Haruki Murakami

"Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on." - Buddy Ebsen

"'The Sopranos' all came down to the writing. I wouldn't have been on for as long as I was if the writing weren't so good." - James Gandolfini

"I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most - the writing." - William H Macy

"When I turned to writing fantasy, and writing for young people, it was joyous. It was like discovering an underground lake of ideas that went on forever." - Laini Taylor

"When I'm writing the first draft, I'm writing in a very slovenly way: anything to get the outline of the story on paper." - Pat Barker

"A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose." - Samuel Mcchord Crothers

"I didn't originally intend on writing a book. I started writing during the day to feel like I was accomplishing something creative." - Rachel Dratch

"Writing songs is really about writing. It's not about necessarily focusing on one particular style or making it one particular thing." - Jann Klose

"I still haven't quite caught on to the idea of writing without dialogue. I like writing dialogue, and there's nothing wrong with dialogue in movies." - Kenneth Lonergan

"I've been focusing a lot on writing with a writing partner. We've written several pilots and have shown them around and have gotten some really great responses." - Laura Silverman

"I eventually want to do writing on all the films, but not necessarily to be the writer. Writing is a painful, painful thing; it really is." - Cary Fukunaga

"When I am writing, I focus one hundred percent on my writing. Then, by the time I'm half way through the book, I'm already thinking about the ending." - Anita Desai

"Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own writing in important ways, taking away some of the excitement of poetry." - Robert Morgan

"I'm terrified of writing at night, for then I can't sleep. So I start slowly, slowly writing in the morning and go on into the late afternoon." - Italo Calvino

"When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around." - Ken Kesey

"Some people have written that my writing has helped them go on. It has helped me too. The writing, the roses, the 9 cats." - Charles Bukowski

"A dry period for me means perhaps going two or three nights without writing. I probably have dry periods but I'm not aware of them and I go on writing, only the writing probably isn't much good." - Charles Bukowski

"I feel very much a part of what I'm writing about, and I'm writing about things that concern me on a daily basis. I'm not really interested in writing musical diaries, if you know what I mean." - Nick Cave

"I don't consider writing a quiet, closet act. I consider it a real physical act. When I'm home writing on the typewriter, I go crazy. I move like a monkey. I've wet myself, I've come in my pants writing." - Patti Smith

"I dunno, when I started writing really I was like, filling out applications and stuff real early. Last name first, first name last, sex... occasionally, stuff like that. Then I was writing letters, filling out forms, writing on bathroom walls..." - Tom Waits

"I won't say that writing is therapy, but for me, the act of writing is therapy. The ability to be productive is good for my mental health. It's always better for me to be writing than vegetating on some couch." - Raymond E Feist

"I think all writers are mainly writing for themselves because I believe that most writers are writing based on a need to write. But at the same time, I feel that writers are, of course, writing for their readers, too." - Amy Bloom

"I don't like to use writing assignments, exercises. I think too often people get comfortable writing in that vein, but you can't go on to write a novel comprised of short writing exercises." - Changrae Lee

"I'm always writing. A friend of mine once said, 'You avoid re-writing by writing.' Which is kind of a good point, because re-writing seems to be mostly about craft, and writing is just, like, getting out your passion on a piece of paper." - Cameron Crowe

"Writing is a hellish task, best snuck up on, whacked on the head, robbed and left for dead." - Ann-Marie MacDonald



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