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Writing Life Quotes: "Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person."

Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person.




Writing Life Quotes: "That's why I write, because life never works except in retrospect. You can't control life, at least you can control your version."

That's why I write, because life never works except in retrospect. You can't control life, at least you can control your version.



Writing Life Quotes: "In order to write about life first you must live it."

In order to write about life first you must live it.



Writing Life Quotes: "If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered."

If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered.




Writing Life Quotes: "Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."

Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.



Writing Life Quotes: "I have wrought my simple planIf I give one hour of joyTo the boy who’s half a man, Or the man who’s half a boy."

I have wrought my simple planIf I give one hour of joyTo the boy who’s half a man, Or the man who’s half a boy.



Writing Life Quotes: "It's hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written."

It's hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written.




Writing Life Quotes: "For years I dreamed of having the sort of massive oak slab that would dominate a room..."

For years I dreamed of having the sort of massive oak slab that would dominate a room...



Writing Life Quotes: "I knew how severe I had been and how bad things had been. The one who is doing his work and getting satisfaction from it is not the one who poverty bothers."

I knew how severe I had been and how bad things had been. The one who is doing his work and getting satisfaction from it is not the one who poverty bothers.



Writing Life Quotes: "Words made you mighty. Words, stories, books: they could take you anywhere, and they could go out anywhere in the world. Jenny -- Jane -- picked up her pen, and began to write."

Words made you mighty. Words, stories, books: they could take you anywhere, and they could go out anywhere in the world. Jenny -- Jane -- picked up her pen, and began to write.




Writing Life Quotes: "You need the devotion to your work that a priest of God has for his."

You need the devotion to your work that a priest of God has for his.




Writing Life Quotes: "The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when all your arrows are spent."

The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when all your arrows are spent.



Writing Life Quotes: "If you know from whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations on where you can go."

If you know from whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations on where you can go.



Writing Life Quotes: "Sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person-and write to that one."

Sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person-and write to that one.



Writing Life Quotes: "Trying to write something of permanent value is a full-time job."

Trying to write something of permanent value is a full-time job.



Writing Life Quotes: "I do a lot of rewriting. It’s very painful."

I do a lot of rewriting. It’s very painful.



Writing Life Quotes: "You don't write because you want to say something. You write because you have something to say."

You don't write because you want to say something. You write because you have something to say.



Writing Life Quotes: "Up in that room I decided that I would write one story about each thing that I knew about. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing, and it was good and severe discipline."

Up in that room I decided that I would write one story about each thing that I knew about. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing, and it was good and severe discipline.



Writing Life Quotes: "The writer has to die to give birth to the intellectual in the service of the wretched of the earth."

The writer has to die to give birth to the intellectual in the service of the wretched of the earth.



Writing Life Quotes: "What Writing Is: Telepathy, of course."

What Writing Is: Telepathy, of course.



Writing Life Quotes: "Writing only leads to more writing."

Writing only leads to more writing.



Writing Life Quotes: "Writers are made, they are not born."

Writers are made, they are not born.



Writing Life Quotes: "Of course, I tried to surround myself with other people like me whose dream of writing was a constant burden...."

Of course, I tried to surround myself with other people like me whose dream of writing was a constant burden....



Writing Life Quotes: "Just write. That's my only tip. And read. I guess that's two."

Just write. That's my only tip. And read. I guess that's two.



Writing Life Quotes: "Who knows why we do it? And when we've done it, nobody wants it. Still we keep doing it. That's what makes a writer a writer."

Who knows why we do it? And when we've done it, nobody wants it. Still we keep doing it. That's what makes a writer a writer.



Writing Life Quotes: "I’ve always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It’s quiet and dark—the perfect time for creativity."

I’ve always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It’s quiet and dark—the perfect time for creativity.



Writing Life Quotes: "Reading and writing are solitary activities that increase a person’s capacity for concentration, awareness, and conceptual thought as the person weaves immediate information with stored memories."

Reading and writing are solitary activities that increase a person’s capacity for concentration, awareness, and conceptual thought as the person weaves immediate information with stored memories.



Writing Life Quotes: "Writing is a miserable, awful business. Stay with it. It is better than anything in the world"

Writing is a miserable, awful business. Stay with it. It is better than anything in the world



Writing Life Quotes: "The awful part of the writing game is that you can never be sure the stuff is any good."

The awful part of the writing game is that you can never be sure the stuff is any good.



Writing Life Quotes: "The only difference between writers and people who don't write is that writers aren't afraid to display their demons."

The only difference between writers and people who don't write is that writers aren't afraid to display their demons.



Writing Life Quotes: "A Writer in Love.I was just a word weaverWhat did I know of love?Only thatSome days when the words weren’t enough, I knewI was in love."

A Writer in Love.I was just a word weaverWhat did I know of love?Only thatSome days when the words weren’t enough, I knewI was in love.



Writing Life Quotes: "Writing the story of their own life allows the author to parse their story into examinable segments while continuing to engage in the act of communion and creation."

Writing the story of their own life allows the author to parse their story into examinable segments while continuing to engage in the act of communion and creation.



Writing Life Quotes: "Only when one is connected to one's inner core is one connected to others. And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be re-found through solitude."

Only when one is connected to one's inner core is one connected to others. And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be re-found through solitude.



Writing Life Quotes: "Is life a fantasy or fairy tales?"

Is life a fantasy or fairy tales?



Writing Life Quotes: "If I propose to myself and myself says yes, I get to have the cake, right? I love me, so I’m thinking 12 tiers."

If I propose to myself and myself says yes, I get to have the cake, right? I love me, so I’m thinking 12 tiers.



Writing Life Quotes: "My job as a writer is simple. Write a book I’m proud of, and present it as a gift to the world. Some will love it.Some will hate it.That’s the nature of art."

My job as a writer is simple. Write a book I’m proud of, and present it as a gift to the world. Some will love it.Some will hate it.That’s the nature of art.



Writing Life Quotes: "I just inhaled kimchi ramen. Nose on fire. Next chapter may be obscured by tears."

I just inhaled kimchi ramen. Nose on fire. Next chapter may be obscured by tears.



Writing Life Quotes: "Imagination is a spark of a divine light."

Imagination is a spark of a divine light.



Writing Life Quotes: "The sooner you finish procrastinating, the sooner you can get back to your art."

The sooner you finish procrastinating, the sooner you can get back to your art.



Writing Life Quotes: "For me, writing was the only way out."

For me, writing was the only way out.



Writing Life Quotes: "A novel is always more complicated than it seems at the beginning. Indeed a novel should be more complicated than it seems at the beginning."

A novel is always more complicated than it seems at the beginning. Indeed a novel should be more complicated than it seems at the beginning.



Writing Life Quotes: "Life baffles me most days. Maybe that's why I write. To try and make sense of it all."

Life baffles me most days. Maybe that's why I write. To try and make sense of it all.



Writing Life Quotes: "Oil may run out, liquidity may dry up, but as long as ink flows freely, the next chapter of Life will continue to be written."

Oil may run out, liquidity may dry up, but as long as ink flows freely, the next chapter of Life will continue to be written.



Writing Life Quotes: "Books aren't written, they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it..."

Books aren't written, they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it...



Writing Life Quotes: "If I don't stay in and write, I feel like a prisoner."

If I don't stay in and write, I feel like a prisoner.



Writing Life Quotes: "The moment I realize I just stayed up until five in the morning writing is that moment I know I am meant to be a writer."

The moment I realize I just stayed up until five in the morning writing is that moment I know I am meant to be a writer.



Writing Life Quotes: "...{N}othing is harder for the developing writer than overcoming his anxiety that he is fooling himself and cheating or embarrassing his family and friends."

...{N}othing is harder for the developing writer than overcoming his anxiety that he is fooling himself and cheating or embarrassing his family and friends.



Writing Life Quotes: "My job as a writer is simple.Write a book I’m proud of, and present it as a gift to the world.Some will love it.Some will hate it.That’s the nature of art."

My job as a writer is simple.Write a book I’m proud of, and present it as a gift to the world.Some will love it.Some will hate it.That’s the nature of art.