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Funny Quotes about Writing

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For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


 

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh


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Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I went through a big Alice Cooper phase,
which was probably a major influence on my writing style later,
especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.
- Jello Biafra

The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the
necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
- Robert Benchley

It is always pleasant to learn that someone takes an
interest in a work which one enjoyed writing.
- James Schuyler

I gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies.
- Leslie Fiedler

I can write for any magazine now, in any voice.
I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep,
it's like writing a grocery list.
- Ann Patchett

I want to release another CD this year,
finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film.
- Todd Barry

Writing is finally play, and there's no reason why
you should get paid for playing.
- Irwin Shaw

I am writing in the garden.
To write as one should of a garden one must write not
outside it or merely somewhere near it,
but in the garden.
- Frances Hodgson Burnett

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does,
or music.
If you are born knowing them, fine.
If not, learn them.
Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
- Truman Capote

There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional.
You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself.
- Anne Rice

If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do
for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship.
- Irwin Shaw

Right now, writing for me is most rewarding because
I'm old enough now to have something to say,
which probably wasn't always the case.
- Douglas Wood

There will always be some kid who's the new Kurt Cobain
writing great lyrics and singing from his soul.
The problem is they're not marketing that anymore or putting it out there.
- Rosanna Arquette

I loved words.
I love to sing them and speak them and even now,
I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.
- Anne Rice

If a reporter doesn't like the person he's writing about,
it shows up in his article.
- Willie Stargell

The music of language became extremely important to me,
and obvious to me.
By the time I was seven I was writing myself.
I was a poet.
- June Jordan

There are no rules to writing a song.
- Randy Castillo

My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great,
great writer.
She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me.
I owe a lot to Brenda.
- Rick Derringer

Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't
have enough distance from what you do anymore and you
need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
- Keren Ann

For me, life is writing and I can do it anywhere.
It doesn't matter where I am.
I listen.
I write.
I live.
- Maynard James Keenan

I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion.
The hard part of writing is the architecture of it,
getting the story and structuring it.
Not the tweaking of lines.
- William Devane

What I do say is that I can write verse,
and that the writing of verse in strict form is the
best possible training for writing good prose.
- Philip Pullman

The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the
whole better even than after sex,
and that's saying a lot.
- Anne Sexton

I'm writing a novel about two actresses who go to New York,
because that's what I know about.
One has lost touch with reality, disappears and is picked up by a man.
- Julie Walters

I do believe that reading can help you understand what
you're writing and see what others are doing.
But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor.
- Manuel Puig

No special writing rituals.
And my desk is usually cluttered.
- Stephen Greenblatt

If you are a married man resident in Cuba,
you cannot get a passport to go to the next town without
your wife's permission in writing.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I have only one loyalty - to my writing.
I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer.
- Joe Eszterhas

When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous.
I'm only really alive when I'm writing.
- Tennessee Williams

I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry.
It is such a challenge.
- Jeffery Deaver

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back
into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
- Ralph Ellison

When I was a teenager, I got into SF,
quite heavily, and that too has had a major impact on my writing.
- George Stephen

I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
- Elizabeth Moon

I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography.
- Steven Wright

Universal literacy was a 20th-century goal.
Before then, reading and writing were skills largely confined to a small,
highly educated class of professional people.
- Hugh Mackay

Music is very influential to my writing,
as are theater and film.
- Jessica Hagedorn

However great a man's natural talent may be,
the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Novel writing should never be confused with journalism.
Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors,
a fair number of journalists confused.
- Joe Klein

My first semester, I got a D in creative writing.
- Conrad Hall

Writing songs has a therapeutic effect,
and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover.
- Shakira

It's a dismally lonely business, writing.
- Toni Cade Bambara

There's not too much difference between writing a picture
book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so,
except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do.
- Jack Prelutsky

For a director and a producer to be named on the writing
credits is practically unheard of.
- Terry Southern

If I can tell you the story from beginning to end in five minutes,
I'm ready to start writing.
Then it's a constant spreading out of that five minutes.
- Richard Price

I got a book deal without even turning in one shred of a writing sample.
- Janice Dickinson

Now the writing in the head, I definitely do every day,
thinking about how I want to phrase something or how
I'd like to rephrase something I've already written.
- Stanley Crouch

I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old,
and that's my true love.
- Rick Springfield

My singing is my hobby.
It's me and my brother.
We just enjoy writing music.
- Taryn Manning

After a while, the characters I'm writing begin to feel real to me.
That's when I know I'm heading in the right direction.
- Alice Hoffman

I had been writing professionally since 1988.
- Laura Hillenbrand

One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things,
very archetypal things.
- Harrison Birtwistle

If we were truly in the studio making a record,
it would have been more time consuming,
and certainly I would have been more involved in the writing process.
- Taylor Dayne

My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own.
I try not to structure my work too rigidly.
- Anita Desai

That's what writing is all about, after all,
making others see what you have put down on the page
and believing that it does,
or could, exist and you want to go there.
- Anne McCaffrey

Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between
people and that is what you write about.
- Leon Uris

Plus, I love comic writing.
Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something.
- Michael Pollan

Acting is glamour but writing is hard work,
so I'm going to be an actress.
- Jacqueline Susann

Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing
songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business,
so we started publishing and managing artists.
- Tommy Rettig


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