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My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham
Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you're in love.
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.
The answer to all writing, to any career for that matter, is love.
Good writing is like a windowpane.
I have my favorite cat, who is my paperweight, on my desk while I am writing.
I don't care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you're also writing your Oscar acceptance speech.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington
All of my writing is God-given.
Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
I was in enough to get along with people. I was never socially inarticulate. Not a loner. And that saved my life, saved my sanity. That and the writing. But to this day I distrust anybody who thought school was a good time. Anybody.
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.
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.
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
People ask me if there are going to be stories of Harry Potter as an adult. Frankly, if I wanted to, I could keep writing stories until Harry is a senior citizen, but I don't know how many people would actually want to read about a 65 year old Harry still at Hogwarts playing bingo with Ron and Hermione.
J. K. Rowling
It seems that so much writing is being done in the nineteenth-century model, where every connection has to be thoroughly explained.
The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
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