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We are lonesome animals – John Steinbeck on why writers write: Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn’t telling or teaching or ordering. Rather he seeks to establish a relationship of … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

Vita Sackville-West on what we lose if we don’t write — Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Writing is Magic…Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid or making friends. Writing is magic, as much as the water of life as any other creative art. The … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why writers write: Philip Larkin — Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

It seems as if you’ve seen this sight, felt this feeling, had this vision, and have got to find a combination of words that will preserve it by setting it … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Getting pigeon-holed by Dragons – TERRY PRATCHETT Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

We categorize too much on the basis of unreliable assumption. A literary novel written by Brian Aldiss must be science fiction, because he is a known science fiction writer; a … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) writers and icebergs

If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows… The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) What writers should do – Natalie Goldberg

Take out another notebook, pick up another pen, and just write, just write, just write. In the middle of the world, make one positive step. In the centre of chaos, … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Why do you want to be a writer?

Ask yourself why you want to be a writer. If your answer is to be rich, or famous, or published or in fact anything other than that you have a … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment