Writing Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about writing
  1. #1
    If there is a book you want to read but isn’t written yet, write it
  2. #2
    “I’m going to write it down because maybe if I do I won’t have to think about it. And I won’t get upset.”
  3. #3
    “Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.”
  4. #4
    Don’t be afraid! We won’t make an author of you, while there’s an honest trade to be learnt, or brick-making to turn to.
  5. #5
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
  6. #6
    “A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.”
  7. #7
    Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.
  8. #8
    To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it.
  9. #9
    “I nearly always write just as I nearly always breathe.”
  10. #10
    Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter.
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  1. #11
    “Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a 13-year-old schoolgirl.”
  2. #12
    “I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.”
  3. #13
    “When I write letters, I spend the next two days thinking about what I figured out in my letters. I don’t know if this is good or bad.”
  4. #14
    There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
  5. #15
    “After more than two hours, Liesel Meminger started writing, not knowing how she was ever going to get this right.”
  6. #16
    It is one thing to write as poet and another to write as a historian.
  7. #17
    There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
  8. #18
    Did I write it so as not to go mad or, on the contrary, to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness?
  9. #19
    “It took some man a lifetime maybe to put some of his thoughts down, looking around at the world and life, and then I came along in two minutes and boom! it’s all over.”
  10. #20
    “My folks never knew how to read or write. I only got to the sixth grade myself -- had to leave school when the old man dies. You kids are lucky. I’m going to see to it that you get through school.”
  11. #21
    “What must I do, Mother, what must I do to make a different world for her? How do I start?”
    “The secret lies in the reading and the writing. You are able to read. Every day you must read one page from some good book to your child. Every day this must be until the child learns to read. Then she must read every day, I know this is the secret.”
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