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American writer and criticus 1925-
A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
English poet 1714-1763
A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
American keyboardist and record producer 1944-2016
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.
American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1989-
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.
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.
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.
French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others.
British-Australian comedian, author, playwright, actor and director 1959-
I'm lucky because the strongest emotion I have ever felt is being in love, and that definitely informs my writing.
Shake[speare] was a dramatist of note;
He lived by writing things to quote.Source: Shake, Mulleary and Go-ethe II
American cartoonist 1958-
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!
British criticus 1903-1974
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
American singer 1953-2020
'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.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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
American writer 1899-1985
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.
American author and newspaper columnist
A number of bloggers in economics and the financial sector have risen to prominence through the sheer strength of their work. Note it was not their family connections nor ties to Ivy League schools or elite banks, but rather the strength of their research, analysis and writing.
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