A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
All the fun is in how you say a thing.
Henry Ward Beecher
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
Asking a writer what he thinks about criticism is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
Henry David Thoreau
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Peter De Vries
I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.