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Quotes about Writing


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“The first draft of anything is shit.”

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

“Dont tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. Its a way of understanding it.”

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”