Quotes by writing

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  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.
  • Catharine Esther Beecher
    Catharine Esther Beecher
    American educator 1800-1878
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    As if reasoning were any kind of writing or talking which tends to convince people that some doctrine or measure is true and right.
  • Donna Tartt
    Donna Tartt
    American author 1963-
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    As much fun as it is to read a book, writing a book is one level deeper than that.
  • Anthony Holden
    Anthony Holden
    English writer, broadcaster and critic
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    As somebody who's been writing about this subject for getting on twenty years now, it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
  • Bernard Cornwell
    Bernard Cornwell
    British author of historical novels 1944-
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    At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
  • Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can.
  • Charles Peters
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    Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy.
  • J.G. Ballard
    J.G. Ballard
    English novelist, short story writer 1930-2009
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    But I wouldn't recommend writing. You can be a successful writer and never meet another soul. I'm not sure that's a good thing.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find.
  • Bryan Ferry
    Bryan Ferry
    English singer and songwriter 1945-
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    But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that.
  • Bobby McFerrin
    Bobby McFerrin
    American jazz vocalist 1950-
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    But, if there's any aspect of my career that needs attention, it's writing.
  • Albert Maltz
    Albert Maltz
    American playwright and fiction writer 1908-1985
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    By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    By the time you have perfected any style of writing, you have always outgrown it.
  • Louise Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich
    American author 1954-
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    By writing I can live in ways that I could not survive.
  • William Zinsser
    William Zinsser
    American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher 1922-2005
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    Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.
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