Quotes about writing

 
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway

 

 

 

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath

 

 

 

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
― Robert Frost

 

 

 

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
― Ray BradburyZen in the Art of Writing

 

 

“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.”
― Stephen KingDifferent Seasons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Writing Jobs
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 19:01:24

    That was another excellent post today. You make it look so easy. Thanks so much for sharing. I really enjoyed reading it very much. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Kristel
    Aug 03, 2012 @ 15:47:08

    I love the quotes, although the one from Plath is quite daunting. I think it’s something Rilke would say–in a different manner, of course. 🙂

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