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Writers and Writing

Browne Henriette. A Girl Writing The Pet Goldfinch

Browne Henriette. A Girl Writing The Pet Goldfinch

linedividerBooks are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them….I know they are as lively and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon’s teeth and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men.
John Milton

Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Mark Twain

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
Winston Churchill

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Ernest Hemingway

Journalists are always calling my features Edwardian or Victorian, whatever that means. I am small, and people were smaller in those times. I’m pale and sickly-looking. I look fragile-like a doll. But sometimes I just wish I had less of a particular look, one that was more versatile.
Helena Bonham Carter

I have to remind my dad, ‘Journalists – no matter how many cigars they smoke with you – are not your friends, so don’t talk to them.’
Cameron Diaz

The truth is, I don’t have any problem with journalists – I count some of them as friends – also some of my heroes are journalists, I’m a big fan of Robert Fisk – great people or crazy people who are prepared to stand up for what’s right.
Daniel Craig

Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were.
Russell Baker

Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
Dan Rather

One of the most important roles of our journalists is to be watchdogs.
Dan Rather

The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists.
A. N. Wilson

We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.
Mahatma Gandhi

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
Robert Frost

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Voltaire

Writers are lampposts and critics are dogs. Ask lampposts what they think about dogs. Does the dog hurt the lamppost?
Paulo Coelho

Today, writers want to impress other writers.
Paulo Coelho

A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
Graham Greene

Journalists say a thing that they know isn’t true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
Arnold Bennett

Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.
Aldous Huxley

There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.
Robert A. Heinlein

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
T. S. Eliot

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.
Steven Wright

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.
Anais Nin

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
Robert Frost

Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.
Adlai E. Stevenson

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
Robert Frost

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
Ernest Hemingway

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
Ernest Hemingway

Writers speak stench.
Franz Kafka

Everywhere I go, I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
Flannery O’Connor

Writers don’t retire. I will always be a writer.
Andy Rooney

I don’t trust a lot of journalists.
Calvin Klein

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves – and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
Warren Buffett

Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Journalists never make it clear when you are joking.
David Bailey

We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.
Dave Barry

How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
Karl Kraus

If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands, you’ll end up saying you hate them just because you’re so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions.
Billie Joe Armstrong

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
Henrik Ibsen

As soon as I started writing, other writers stopped wanting me acting in their shows – maybe they thought I was going to rewrite them.
Harvey Fierstein

I’ve always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you’ve got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn’t supposed to be easy.
Henry Rollins

Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.
Pope Francis I

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
Isaac Asimov

The great thing about being a print journalist is that you are permitted to duck. Cameramen get killed while the writers are flat on the floor. A war correspondent for the BBC dedicated his memoir to 50 fallen colleagues, and I guarantee you they were all taking pictures. I am only alive because I am such a chicken.
P. J. O’Rourke

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.
John Steinbeck

From my close observation of writers… they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
Isaac Asimov

Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
E. M. Forster

The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.
W. Somerset Maugham

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.
Neil Gaiman

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