Quotes On Writing
  • "Books are a uniquely portable magic."
    — Stephen King

  • "The first draft of everything is shit."
    — Ernest Hemingway

  • "I have spent most of the day putting in a comma and the rest of the day taking it out."
    — Oscar Wilde

  • "Easy reading is damn hard writing."
    — Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • "Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."
    — Mark Twain

  • "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
    — Maya Angelou

  • "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
    — Ernest Hemingway

  • "Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long."
    — Leonard Bernstein

  • "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot... Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life... You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you."
    — Stephen King