Writing Quotes

Ears are sloppy and eyes are precise; likewise, speech can be loose but writing should be tight.- William Safire

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.- EL Doctorow

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

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.- Toni Morrison

Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies.- Emme Woodhull-B├Ąche

If my doctor told me I only had six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.- Isaac Asimov

Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite/ “Fool,” my Muse said to me, “look in thy heart and write.”- Astrophil and Stella

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.- GK Chesterton

The fact that no one understands you doesn’t make you an artist. - Unknown

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. ~Sylvia Plath

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard

I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter. ~James Michener

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Every writer I know has trouble writing. ~Joseph Heller

What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window. ~Burton Rascoe