9 Total Quotes

Writing Quotes

She was a very funny writer but also a very thoughtful one. She made writers think and she made readers think. She was constantly playing on the difference between God and the writer.
David Lodge
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Henry David Thoreau
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.
Henry David Thoreau
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The last motive in the world for acquiring vocabulary should be to impress. Words should be acquired because we urgently need them -- to convey, to reach, to express something within us, and to understand others.
Vanna Bonta
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I read a lot. And both of my parents, I think, would have wanted to be writers. It's funny how one ends up doing the things that-that parents-perhaps, the dreams that parents couldn't fulfill. I know that my mother would have been beyond herself to have had a story published in The New Yorker.
Alma Guillermoprieto
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Granth Sahib
Burn the pen, and burn the ink; burn the paper as well. Burn the writer who writes in the love of duality.
Granth Sahib
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Blaise Pascal
I made this letter very long, because I did not have the leisure to make it shorter.
Blaise Pascal
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Nora Roberts
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
Nora Roberts
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Dr. Seuss
Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive.... Virtually every page is a cliffhanger--you've got to force them to turn it.
Dr. Seuss
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The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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