Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.Helen Hanson
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
The original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.françois-rené de chateaubriand
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.cyril connolly
These two rules make the best system: first, have something to say; second, say it.
I don’t distinguish between magic and art. When I got into magic, I realised I had been doing it all along, ever since I wrote my first pathetic story or poem when I was twelve or whatever. This has all been my magic, my way of dealing with it.alan moore
I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.Blaise Pascal
Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility.
In the mental disturbance and effort of writing, what sustains you is the certainty that on every page there is something left unsaid.cesare pavese
We should not write so that it is possible for [the reader] to understand us, but so that it is impossible for him to misunderstand us.Quintilian
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.john ruskin
Life is writing. The sole purpose of mankind is to engrave the thoughts of divinity onto the tablets of nature.Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
People make interesting assumptions about the profession. The writer is a mysterious figure, wandering lonely as a cloud, fired by inspiration, or perhaps a cocktail or two.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.Henry David Thoreau
The beach is not a place to work; to read, write or to think.anne morrow lindbergh
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.john greenleaf whittier
When I write, I write about my surroundings. Sometimes it's light, and sometimes it gets very dark.The Weeknd
Writers begin with a grain of sand, and then create a beach.Robert Black
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