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  • You need so much energy and encouragement to write that if someone says something negative, some of that energy goes.

  • Improv is like writing. It's actually a different discipline to acting. It helps acting greatly, but it's completely different. It's the same side of your brain when you write as when you improv.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • (Songwriting) It's a gift. It all comes from somewhere. I started out really young, when I was four, five, six, writing poems, before I could play an instrument. I was writing about things when I was eight or 10 years old that I hadn't lived long enough to experience.

    Writing   Eight   Years  
    "Willie Nelson: 'If We Made Marijuana Legal, We'd Save a Whole Lotta Money and Lives'" by Michael Hann, www.theguardian.com. May 17, 2012.
  • My readers think that I write for the day because my writings are based on the day. So I shall have to wait until my writings are obsolete. Then they may acquire timeliness.

    Karl Kraus (1976). “Half-truths & One-and-a-half Truths: Selected Aphorisms”
  • Writing itself is one of the great, free human activities. There is scope for individuality, and elation, and discovery. In writing, for the person who follows with trust and forgiveness what occurs to him, the world remains always ready and deep, an inexhaustible environment, with the combined vividness of an actuality and flexibility of a dream. Working back and forth between experience and thought, writers have more than space and time can offer. They have the whole unexplored realm of human vision.

    Dream   Writing   Space  
  • If suddenly you do not exist, If suddenly you are not living, I shall go on living. I do not dare, I do not dare to write it, if you die. I shall go on living.

    Writing   Goes On   Dare  
    Pablo Neruda (2009). “The Captain's Verses/Los Versos Del Capitan”, p.107, New Directions Publishing
  • My work is writing, but my real work is being.

    William Saroyan (1984). “The New Saroyan Reader: A Connoisseur's Anthology of the Writings of William Saroyan”, Creative Arts Book Company
  • The main thing I try to do is write as clearly as I can. Because I have the greatest respect for the reader, and if he's going to the trouble of reading what I've written -- I'm a slow reader myself and I guess most people are -- why, the least I can do is make it as easy as possible for him to find out what I'm trying to say, trying to get at. I rewrite a good deal to make it clear.

  • If you look at the world one way, it takes from you - it's a thief of time, energy, creative mojo. But if you look at the world another way, it gives you an endless supply of motivation.

  • Faulkner came from my region and taught me how you could write about a place.

  • I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.

  • I'm an improviser at heart, when I'm writing, I'm improvising in my head. When you're an improviser on stage, you can never be precious about anything, you can't control what anyone else is going to do. The best stuff comes out of moments of inspiration that spontaneously happen.

    Source: www.gq.com
  • It's weird - I don't feel like I'm a better or more confident writer because I'm publishing something. I think, for most writers as well, it's like reinventing the wheel every time. I have no idea what I'm doing writing a novel, and in some ways, it's the only way to do it.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.

    Jobs   Writing   Fiction  
  • Words make another place, a place to escape to with your spirit alone.

    Writing   Spirit  
  • For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating.

  • There is only one way to make money at writing, and that is to marry a publisher's daughter.

    Daughter   Writing   Way  
    George Orwell (2016). “Homage to Catalonia / Down and Out in Paris and London”, p.268, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • I have been, earlier in my life, a lazy writer. I'd spend three hours at the gym to avoid writing, or I'd just find other distractions - reading, doing laundry, talking on the phone, etc. But suddenly I was like a laser beam: I was relentlessly focused, sometimes to the detriment of other things.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • Ultimately, I think writing is a mixture of craft, inspiration, and being incredibly, courageously explorative with yourself - and being brutally honest, too.

    Interview with Ryan Bartelmay, believermag.com. May 15, 2018.
  • I wanted people who wouldn't become too worried about casualties. One always should be concerned about casualties, but the risk of incurring casualties can't be allowed to affect decisions, unless it's evident casualties will be prohibitively heavy. There may be no safe way to write this.

    "Vokes - My Story" by Chris Vokes, John Philip Maclean, (p. 76), 1985.
  • In order to even begin to learn how to play his instrument, it takes the guitarist weeks to build calluses on his fingertips; it takes the saxophonist months to strengthen his lip so that he might play his instrument for only a five-minute stretch; it can take the pianist years to develop dual hand and multiple finger coordination. Why do writers assume they can just “write” with no training whatsoever-and then expect, on their first attempt, to be published internationally? What makes them think they're so much inherently greater, need so much less training than any other artists?

    Noah Lukeman (2010). “The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile”, p.72, Oxford University Press, USA
  • If Edgar Allan Poe were alive today, his agent would be constantly slapping him upside the head with tightly rolled copies of his brilliant short stories and novelettes, yelling, 'Full-length novels, you moron! Pay attention! What's the matter with you -- are you shooting heroin or something? Write for the market! No more of this midlength 'Fall of the House of Usher' crap

    Fall   Writing   Yelling  
  • You become a good writer just as you become a good joiner: by planing down your sentences.

    "Anatole France Himself: A Boswellian Record by His Secretary". Book by Jean-Jacques Brousson, 1925.
  • If I believe in anything when it comes to writing, and I can't stress enough that I detest writing, it's something that sticks with me not from any English class but from some awfully recondite driver's ed. seminars I had the privilege to audit during my mid-teens, and to this day I probably misunderstand it anyway. It's the term "right of way."

    Source: therumpus.net
  • Writing, like any art, is a continuing process of discovering the infinite possibilities of Life.

    Art   Writing   Infinite  
  • For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.

    Ernest Hemingway (2015). “Green Hills of Africa: The Hemingway Library Edition”, p.21, Simon and Schuster
  • A true poet is more than just a man who can write a poem with a pen. A true poet writes poetry with his very life. A true poet doesn't use poetic devices to con the heart of a woman but uses the beauty of all that is poetic to serve, cherish, and express love to the heart of a woman. Just as a true warrior is not a conqueror of femininity but a protector of femininity, a true poet is not just a wooer of a woman's heart but one who knows how to nurture and plant love in a woman's heart. Simply put, a true poet is a man who knows how to be intimate with a lover - first and foremost with Christ.

    Writing   Heart   Warrior  
  • Writing is not a profession, occupation or job; it is not a way of life: it is a comprehensive response to life.

  • While I'm acting I'm focused on what I'm trying to say through the character. And when I'm writing, I'm just putting down on paper or on the computer what I have to say.

    Interview with Anthony Statler, www.bullz-eye.com. November 16, 2009.
  • Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better.

    Children   Writing   Race  
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