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Quotes About Writing

A Select Collection of Quotes About Writing

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William Shakespeare
If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me.

Robert Benchley
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

Edmund Morrison
Like stones, words are laborious and unforgiving, and the fitting of them together, like the fitting of stones, demands great patience and strength of purpose and particular skill.

Mark Twain
Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.

Ernest Hemingway
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

Andre Gide
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.

Charles Caleb Colton
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.

Robert Frost
Poets need not go to Niagara to write about the force of falling water.

Joseph Pulitzer
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it, and above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.

Napoleon Hill
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

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