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need to write Quotes

Six of the best book quotes about need to write
  1. #1
    “So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters. [...] But to sacrifice a hair of the head of your vision, a shade of its colour, in deference to some Headmaster with a silver pot in his hand [...] is the most abject treachery.”
  2. #2
    “The explanations a writer gives himself for having written any particular book are more often not the real reasons why that book has been written. Honesty is not the issue. Understanding is. A man does not write one novel at a time or even one quatrain at a time. He is engaged in the long process of putting his whole life on paper. He is on a journey and he is reporting in: ‘This is where I think I am and this is what this place looks like today.’”
  3. #3
    How do you write like tomorrow won’t arrive?
    How do you write like you need it to survive?
    How do you write ev’ry second you’re alive?
    Ev’ry second you’re alive? Ev’ry second you’re alive?
  4. #4
    “Put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room.”
  5. #5
    “Forty-five cents was a good deal of money, but I didn’t want the ones for fifteen cents, not after I’d seen the others. I had more ideas. Tons of them. For stories and poems. I chewed the inside of my cheek, deliberating. I knew I would have to write a lot when I went to Barnard—if I went to Barnard—and it might be a good idea to get a head start. […] Guilt gnawed at my insides.”
  6. #6
    “And I knew in my bones that Emily Dickinson wouldn’t have written even one poem if she’d had two howling babies, a husband bent on jamming another one into her, a house to run, a garden to tend, three cows to milk, twenty chickens to feed, and four hired hands to cook for.”