Quotes for Writers

Writing is the painting of the voiceI like to read quotes for writers at the end of the day. Some inspire, some make me laugh, and some I nod my head in agreement.

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
―Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt 

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
― Madeleine L”Engle

“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

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
― Saul Bellow

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”
― Lloyd Alexander

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
― E. L. Doctorow


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4 responses to “Quotes for Writers

  1. ladywinfred

    Doctorow’s quip gets my vote!!!


  2. KateEDU@aol.com

    Julaina, I love your quotes and send-outs! Many thanks and have a wonderful trip. Kate


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