Writing—The Ultimate Quotation Collection #3
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73 Page Quotation Collection on Writing
This 73 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Writing. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Writing, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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There are head books, heart books, and pocket books. One you write just for the money. One you write because it’s something you’ve always wanted to write—it’s important to your soul to write. And one you write because it’s interesting—it’s something you simply want to explore.
Even if I knew for certain that I would never have anything published again, and would never make another cent from it, I would still keep on writing.
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
Maybe you’re one of those people who writes poems, but rarely reads them. Let me put this as delicately as I can: If you don’t read, your writing is going to suck.
Writing is the spectrum through which the chaos of life can be seen, studied and understood.
I know that I have reached the pinnacle of rewards. There’s no more money anyone can pay me that I need. There are no awards they can give me that I haven’t won. I have no reason to write another play except that I am alive and I like to do it.
An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public.
We must tell our readers true things and give them weapons and give them armor and pass on whatever wisdom we have gleaned from our short stay on this green world, we have an obligation not to preach, not to lecture, not to force predigested morals and messages down our readers’ throats like adult birds feeding their babies pre-masticated maggots; and we have an obligation never, ever, under any circumstances, to write anything for children that we would not want to read ourselves. We have an obligation to understand and to acknowledge that as writers for children we are doing important work, because if we mess it up and write dull books that turn children away from reading and from books, we’ve lessened our own future and diminished theirs.
Ending a novel is almost like putting a child to sleep—it can’t be done abruptly.
Commas in the New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act,
outlining the victim.
—E. B. White
I had learned already never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
Writers, by their very nature, live a thousand lives and die a thousand times. They experience loss each time a character dies. They revel in exquisite pain and fear the writer's block that comes with finding happiness. In all my time, I’ve never met an author who didn’t have a tortured soul or a personal demon.
—Larry Ray Palmer
when inspiration runs dry,
I drink classical music
until my words spill out.
Books, the children of the brain.
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