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I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.
Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The only thing I shy away from is non-consensual violence. I can't write a story where someone is a simple victim because it's boring.
A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
I mean, we've built a lot of products that we think are good, and will help people share photos and share videos and write messages to each other. But it's really all about how people are spreading Facebook around the world in all these different countries. And that's what's so amazing about the scale that it's at today.
Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.
When I write stuff and I help cast it, I turn away good people all the time. I may turn them down because this one's too tall and that one doesn't have a high enough voice or this one looks to old to match up with that one - there's a billion reasons not to hire somebody.
It's not like I'm anti-China. I just think it's ridiculous that we allow them to do what they're doing to this country, with the manipulation of the currency, that you write about and understand, and all of the other things that they do.
Every time I write something, I think, this is the most offensive thing I will ever write. But no. I always surprise myself.
If anything I try to write something that would be more difficult to film. I tend to see film as competition and would like instead to do what books do best.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
I have written a book. This will come as quite a shock to some. They didn't think I could read, much less write.
George W. Bush
It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.
What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable.
People would ask me to autograph their bodies and then the next time I'd see them on tour they'd have my autograph tattooed. I decided I wouldn't write on people anymore, but I'd give them arms and legs and if they wanted those autographed I'd do that.
I will never write a sequel to anything that I will ever write.
It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
I have to work really hard, eight shows a week, to get a nice check as an actor. But when I write a play, and it's a - knock wood - hit, the checks come in for many years.
Write something, even if it's just a suicide note.
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.
You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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