Fiction writing is great, you can make up almost anything.
The best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor
I write to discover what I think.
- Joan Didion
The story arises in the unconscious.
- Dorothea Brande
Every writer I know has trouble writing.
- Joseph Heller
May I never grow to old to treasure ‘once upon a time’.
A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.
- Baltasar Gracián
No matter what you write,someone will love it.
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
- Oscar Wilde
Writing is a sweet, wonderful reward.
- Franz Kafka
I allow my intuition to lead my path.
- Manuel Puig
Writing is a struggle against silence.
- Carlos Fuentes
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill
The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend.
- Isaac Bashevis
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Writers will happen in the best of families.
- Rita Mae Brown
If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.
- Lord Byron
Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.
- Thomas Berger
I try to leave out the parts that people skip.
- Elmore Leonard
Every word written is a victory against death.
- Michel Butor
All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
- William Wordsworth
The best antidote to writer’s block is … to write.
- Henriette Anne
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
- E.L. Doctorow
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
- T. S. Eliot
I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.
- James Michener
Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
- Jules Renard
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
- Karl Kraus
I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.
- Peter Vries
Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.
- Walter Bagehot
Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
- Orson Scott Card
Writing is only boring to the people who are boring themselves.
My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly.
- John D. MacDonald
Writer’s block is a disease for which there is no cure, only respite.
- Laurie Wordholt
What I like in a good author is not what he says,but what he whispers.
- Logan Pearsall Smith
You know how it is in the kid’s book world; it’s just bunny eat bunny.
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward Bulwer
The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.
- Edwin Schlossberg
It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.
- Gerald Brenan
There is more pleasure to building castles in the air than on the ground.
- Edward Gibbon