Tuesday, May 27, 2014

10 Quotes of famous writers about writing


1. Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
- Willa Cather

2. Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
- Richard Curtis

3. Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
- J. P. Donleavy

4. Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

5. A novel must give a sense of permanence as well as a sense of life.
- E. M. Forster

6. Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.
- John Scalzi

7. The historian records, but the novelist creates.
- E. M. Forster

8. My aim is to put down what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way I can tell it.
- Ernest Hemingway

9. All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
- George Orwell

10. I am a part of all I have read.
- John Kieran

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