Quotes by writing

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  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    English poet 1714-1763
    William Shenstone
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    A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
  • Bernie Worrell
    Bernie Worrell
    American keyboardist and record producer 1944-2016
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    As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I'm writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I'll just sit and roll tape.
  • Benjamin Booker
    Benjamin Booker
    American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1989-
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    As soon as I started writing the first batch, I had a vision. I saw me on stage playing a certain type of music. I want to take these blues melodies over aggressive guitars. I heard the sound I wanted to make. I knew what I wanted to do. It wasn't ever there before.
  • Bob Mayer
    Bob Mayer
    American author 1959-
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    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.
  • Barry Hannah
    Barry Hannah
    American novelist 1942-2010
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    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.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others.
  • Ben Elton
    Ben Elton
    British-Australian comedian, author, playwright, actor and director 1959-
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    I'm lucky because the strongest emotion I have ever felt is being in love, and that definitely informs my writing.
  • Burning Spear
    Burning Spear
    Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, vocalist and musician 1945-
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    Music is my work, writing songs is my work, touring is my work, going into the studio is my work.
  • Shake[speare] was a dramatist of note;
    He lived by writing things to quote.
    Source: Shake, Mulleary and Go-ethe II
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
  • Betty Wright
    Betty Wright
    American singer 1953-2020
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    'Pain' is more indicative of what I like to do. I'm lyric-conscious. I like to tell stories, give advice. Instead of writing a 'Dear Abby' column, I do it on records.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break th
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn Brooks White
    American writer 1899-1985
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    A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist - nothing shields him from the world's gaze except his bare skin. A writer, writing away, can always fix himself up to make himself more presentable, but a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time.
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