Writing From Famous Authors Quotes by Robert A. Heinlein, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Gilbert K. Chesterton and many others.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Read, read read. Read everything.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but that’s the only way you can do anything really good.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.
Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself.
Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything.
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.
The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.