Write Quotes

Lailah Gifty Akita

Desire to learn.
Desire to read.
Desire to think.
Desire to write.

Munia Khan

My pen beats faster as I write with my heart

D. Antoinette Foy

Love is wind for the soul

Michael Bassey Johnson

As long as music survives, poetry will never die.. Michael Bassey Johnson
As long as music survives, poetry will never die.

Simone De Beauvoir

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.

Madeleine L'Engle

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.

Besa Kosova

Writers write while dreamers procastinate.

Besa Kosova

I am the perfect version of me.

Besa Kosova

I wasn't born to cook or clean,
but to read and write,
if you don't like me the way I am,
then go fly a kite.

Dan Kennedy

For me, I think it was a little easier to write thinking that nobody was listening.

Alysha Speer

Only write a story that only you can write.

Arthur Miller

The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.

P.S. Bartlett

When a day goes by and I haven't written anything, I better have been doing something worth writing about.

H.P. Lovecraft

Any magazine-cover hack can splash paint around wildly and call it a nightmare, or a witches
Any magazine-cover hack can splash paint around wildly and call it a nightmare, or a witches sabbath or a portrait of the devil; but only a great painter can make such a thing really scare or ring true. That's because only a real artist knows the anatomy of the terrible, or the physiology of fear.

Anasia Nicole Hixon

Let your words be your voice. And let your voice be heard within the hearts of others.

Jenim Dibie

I write to forget the days that broke me into a million nights.

Lailah Gifty Akita

My wishes before I die, to fulfill my mission on earth; The writing of my life stories to inspired present and future generations.

Ryan Lilly

I surround myself with books when I write, thus surrounding myself with writers... only they don't critique me and then get up for coffee.

Shannon Taylor Hodnett

Lost in a book is a great place to be found.

Jenny Moss

I enjoyed writing. Perhaps it was because I hardly heard the sound of my own voice. My written words were my voice, speaking, singing, ... I was there on the page

Lailah Gifty Akita

Book:Sharing of life and experiences with other people.This is lifetime notes for all generations.

Olaotan Fawehinmi

When that little clock on my wall says “Olaotan! Olaotan!! Olaotan!!! It’s half past time to write”, I only have three things at my disposal: A pen, A piece of paper, and a crowded mind.

Michael Bassey Johnson

If you're frightened of the countless number of books in the library, you'll never write anything,
If you're frightened of the countless number of books in the library, you'll never write anything, until you close your eyes and hold the pen.

Don Roff

Write about the thing that scares you most or your most private confession and you'll never have a problem coming up with decent fiction.

L.J. DeVet

The pages of a book are given life only as they are opened

Richelle E. Goodrich

I read so I might live a thousand lives in a lifetime. I write to control the particulars in those lives.

Olaotan Fawehinmi

Writing barely differs from Talking and Reading. It appoints your hand while they engage your mouth and eyes respectively. The trio need the mind to combine sensible words from a meaningful arrangement of the ‘simple’ A B C to Z.

Daniel Willey

Ever since I could read, I’ve wanted to write a book. I never thought I had anything to write about. Maybe you don’t think this is worth writing about. But this book isn’t for you. It’s for me.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Writing help us to express our thoughts, to share experiences, to think, to love, to inspire, to motivate, to challenge, to liberate, to learn, to hope, to smile and to wonder.

D. Antoinette Foy

I am in awe of flowers.
Not because of their colors,
but because even though they
have dirt in their roots,
they still grow.
They still bloom.

Dennis Covington

At the heart of the impulse to tell stories is a mystery so profound.

Nirav Sanchaniya

Stop being self-conscious when you write.
You are the expert about the world you are creating,
no one else. So be bold and write on.

D. Antoinette Foy

I wear the universe backwards.
I imagine putting stars in my
coffee, and sugar in the sky.
I imagine going fishing in clouds,
and watching the sun hide
behind lakes. I'm too busy dancing
with my imagination to even tip toe
with reality for a second.

They say I'm going mad.
They're right.

D. Antoinette Foy

The core of your
true self
is never lost.
Let go of all the
pretending and
the becoming
you've done just
to belong.
Curl up with your
rawness and come home.
You don't have to
find yourself;
you just have to
let yourself in.

D. Antoinette Foy

The sky never falls with the rain.
It is never weighed down by all that
it carries. It takes all of its anchors
and turns them into stars.
Learn from this.

D. Antoinette Foy

Take each day in your open palms and close your fists around it. This life is not done with you yet.

D. Antoinette Foy

What is the finding of love,
but a voice answering a voice?

D. Antoinette Foy

Life is so beautiful and so short
that anything that makes me feel
less than too much is nothing at all.

Amit Kalantri

Let us make sure that future generation writes our biography.

Paula Danziger

Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth.

Jenim Dibie

I write to create a sky where the moon can touch the sun and not get burned.

Lailah Gifty Akita

A goal is a written plan.
Write your dreams and visions.

William Trevor

By the end, you should be inside your character, actually operating from within somebody else, and knowing him pretty well, as that person knows himself or herself. You're sort of a predator, an invader of people.

Teresa Mummert

Write something worth reading and your voice will be heard.

Melissa Marsh

When I write, my soul sings.

D. Antoinette Foy

Your flesh is not a reflection of your soul. So when you look in the mirror, remember that your light outshines your flaws.

Nikki Rosen

Write what you know. Write what you can't forget. Write to give yourself courage and others hope.

Carolee Dean

I got words in me, Jess, fighting to find a way out. Sometimes there's so many words and they get so crowded in my skull I think my head is gonna explode. I want to write them down. I've tried, but most of the time my thoughts and my feelings are bigger than what I can get on paper.

Wayne Hoss

Never write when you are not in the mood; when you are not feeling it. If the words do not flow freely, and come to you almost magically, then put it down and do not force yourself to write in the book, or it will reflect in your writing and it will be terribly obvious.

Bud Gardner

When you speak, your words echo only across the room or down the hall. but when you write, your words echo down the ages.

Munia Khan

If we are the trees, words are our roots; and we grow as we write

Filippo Bologna

He would like to be capable of writing as he thinks, quickly, without effort, the word as agile and dynamic as athletes in a race, jumping over hurdles, one after the other, go, go, go, flying towards the finishing post, faster than the disgust limping behind him.

Madeleine L'Engle

Story always tells us more than the mere words, and that is why we love to write it, and to read it.

John Updike

There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush-hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam.

James A. Michener

Being goal-oriented instead of self-oriented is crucial. I know so many people who want to be writers. But let me tell you, they really don't want to be writers. They want to have been writers. They wish they had a book in print. They don't want to go through the work of getting the damn book out. There is a huge difference.

Madeleine L'Engle

We, and I think I'm speaking for many writers, don't know what it is that sometimes comes to make our books alive. All we can do is write dutifully and day after day, every day, giving our work the very best of what we are capable. I don't that we can consciously put the magic in; it doesn't work that way. When the magic comes, it's a gift.

Dodie Smith

I only want to write. And there's no college for that except life.

Shawn Achor

As Harvard Business School professor Peter Bregman advises, 'Don't write a book, write a page...Don't expect to be a great manager in your first six months, just try to set expectations well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.

John Keating

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute.

Alysha Speer

When a poet settled down to write a poem, could he foresee the lines he would write? Did his head constantly spin with riddles and rhymes and was his only job to put them down? What if he couldn’t get them to make sense, and no one, not even the person he cared for most, could have pleasure in reading it? What would he do?

Lailah Gifty Akita

My books, my paradise!

Adam Johnson

The urge to create a fictional narrative is a mysterious one, and when an idea comes, the writer's sense of what a story wants to be is only vaguely visible through the penumbra of inspiration.

Toby Whithouse

Write everyday, read everyday. Dance as if no one's watching, write as if no one's reading!

Nicole Krauss

That's what I do. Watch movies and read. Sometimes I even pretend to write, but I'm not fooling anyone. Oh, and I go to the mailbox.

Linda F. Radke

Write from the heart. A book without a pulse is like a person without a spirit." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications

Linda F. Radke

Remain humble in your journey as an author and your audience will embrace you. Remain grateful for every publicity opportunity that comes your way, and the media will embrace you.

Linda F. Radke

Write what you know best. If you can't survive a cross-examination from a lawyer on the subject, you won't survive an interview with a journalist or anchorperson." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications.

Cornelia Funke

I will try to write books until I drop dead.

Lurlene McDaniel

He’s at the library, I think. Safe and sound in his world of books... Maybe he’ll write one someday.

Ariana Kelly

when people stopped having enough money to make long distance calls, or the energy and time to write, they disappeared ["The Basement,” The Awl, Feb 5, 2015].

S. Sloan

Always follow your dreams. Never give up. If you have a thought in your mind write it down. If you have a desire in your heart to write, then write. Tell your story. Make a difference. Touch someone’s heart.

Martin Guevara Urbina

In the twenty-first century, human minds, and to a lesser extent, human hearts can work like well calibrated precision instruments, but who can write the universal manual on imagination?

D. Antoinette Foy

There are no lungs like the ones that breathe poetry.

James A. Murphy

How are you going to spend your day today? The key word being spend. Our time is one of the most precious gifts in our lives. Once today is over, that's it. Think about how you really want to spend your day. Tomorrow, today will be history. It's your life, your history. How do you want to write the history of your life today…?

Richard Siken

Who am I? I'm just a writer. I write things down. I walk through your dreams and invent the future. Sure, I sink the boat of love, but that comes later. And yes, I swallow glass, but that comes later.

Rebecca McNutt

So many people spend years (and money) studying to be doctors, lawyers, actors, dancers, business executives and scientists - when you're an author, you can be any of these things, and you don't need a degree or certificate; all you need is an imagination, a dream and an open mind.

Kishore Bansal

If you have nothing to write your power of imagination is lost.

S.E. Hinton

I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Her works are said to be too far from reality to be considered real literature. “Why doesn’t she write about life?” the people of Rabbit Back ask.

Toba Beta

What you listen in heart, are echoes of the past.
What you write today, will be echoed in the future.

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