Quotes by write
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Irish writer 1854-1900
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood.
Sidney J. Harris
American journalist 1917-
If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, ''You Only Live Once.''
American author 1959-
Completing any writing project, particularly a novel, is a daunting prospect. Many people become frozen by the prospect. Others keep waiting for the right time. Some wait for the spark of inspiration. Even experienced writers find it is easier to do anything other than actually write.
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
English statesman 1874-1965
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
English statesman 1874-1965
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
American novelist 1942-2010
Honestly, I envy painters, who can have a masterpiece in one morning. Or musicians, who can write something in 30 minutes and arrange it in an hour, sometimes. 'Cause with this, with writing, you can occasionally feel like a caveman, like you've been working with pitch and tar on this brush.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others.
English novelist, biographer, and critic 1939-
If I knew what the meanings of my books were, I wouldn't have bothered to write them.
Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who can not, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live.
British Writer, Mathematician 1832-1898
''Write that down,'' the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.Source: Alice in wonderland
American country singer 1987-
'Gorilla Man' is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his 'Gorilla' album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There's an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere.
English writer 1894-1963
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.