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Writing Quotes

A Select Collection of Writing Quotes

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Gaston Bachelard
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.

Robert Frost
All the fun is in how you say a thing.

Henry Ward Beecher
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.

John Osborne
Asking a writer what he thinks about criticism is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.

Ben Franklin
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Socrates
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.

Flannery O'Connor
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.

William Faulkner
I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.

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