Quotations that match 'write'.

To imagine yourself inside another person... is what a storywriter does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose. Eudora Welty
[ Another Does Every First His Imagine Inside Last Person Piece Step Suppose Too Work Yourself]
I personally do not write highbrow music. If I do, it's by accident. Gordon Getty
[ Accident Highbrow Music Personally Write]
I know from my constituency what is going on. Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers, 'Please don't write down that my child as asthma. Please lie and say it's bronchitis, because if you write down asthma, when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance, it will be a pre-existing condition.' Barbara Boxer
[ Asthma Because Begged Child Condition Constituency Doctors Down Get Going Her His Insurance Know Lie Mothers Own Please Say Told Turns Will Write]
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. C. Day Lewis
[ Already Clear Desk Down First Incentive Into Mind Need Put Should Sit Something Verse Were Write]
One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that you're not aware there was a writer there. Stephen Sondheim
[ Aware Hardest Lyrics Make Music Sit Such Things Way Writer Writing]
I've been working on my autobiography, just pecking away in longhand. The more you write, the more you remember. The more you remember, the more detail you recall. It's not all pleasant! Pat Morita
[ Autobiography Away Been Detail Just More Pecking Pleasant Recall Remember Working Write]
Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories. Daniel Keys Moran
[ Actors Good Liars Memories Writers]
There's a feminist writer, Naomi Wolfe, who is reconsidering her position on abortion. Norma McCorvey
[ Abortion Feminist Her Naomi Position Writer]
Every actor I ever meet goes, 'Ultimately I plan on having my own company and write and direct,' but yes, I too would love to write and direct a movie. I want to do a play, too. I want to do it all. Jason Schwartzman
[ Actor Company Direct Ever Every Goes Having Love Meet Movie Own Plan Play Too Ultimately Want Would Write Yes]
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. Saul Bellow
[ Anything Change Got Middle Never Night Up Write]
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs. Adrian Belew
[ Age Because Borrowed Guitar Myself Play Songs Taught Wanted Write]
You set up a story and it turns inside out and that is, for me, the most exciting sort of story to write. The viewer thinks it's going to be about something and it does the opposite. Nigel Kneale
[ Does Exciting Going Inside Most Opposite Out Set Something Sort Story Thinks Turns Up Viewer Write]
I started to write in 2001. I wrote the books for the fun of it. It was an old idea I had had since the nineties. Steig Larsson
[ Books Fun Had Idea Nineties Old Since Started Write Wrote]
Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I'm writing episode seven now and couldn't tell you what happens in episode eight. Aaron Sorkin
[ Bone Close Eight Episode Happens Must Now Scripts Seven Tell Very Well Write Writing]
The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves. David Letterman
[ Briefings Bush George Giving House Intelligence Jokes Just Know Some Themselves These White Write]
I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa. John Dalton
[ Acquiring Day-To-Day Discipline Fiction Highly Iowa More Needed Obsessive Professionally Several Spent Studying Then University Valuable Want Write Writing Years]
I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes. John Legend
[ Hyperbole Prone Sometimes Think Writers]
My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call. Cathy Guisewite
[ Always Call Diary Eating Evenings Everything Feelings Had Instead Kitchen Many Mother Mr Others Personal Really Sharing Spent Taught Things Waiting Write Writing Wrong]
Then somebody suggested I should write about the war, and I said I didn't know anything about the war. I did not understand anything about it. I didn't see how I could write it. Martha Gellhorn
[ Anything Could Did How Know Said See Should Somebody Suggested Then Understand War Write]
It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes, and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality. Francoise Sagan
[ Another Assume Before Eyes Face Front Fronts Kinds Puts Reality Seems Trickery Two Writer]
Who knows whether in retirement I shall be tempted to the last infirmity of mundane minds, which is to write a book. Geoffrey Fisher
[ Book Infirmity Knows Last Minds Mundane Retirement Shall Tempted Whether Which Write]
For that reason you can't write with music playing, and anyone who says he can is either writing badly, or not listening to the music, or lying. You need to hear what you're writing, and for that you need silence. Philip Pullman
[ Anyone Badly Either Hear Listening Lying Music Need Playing Reason Says Silence Write Writing]
The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law. George W. Bush
[ Branch Executive Interpret Job Law Legislature Write]
I have a really hard time writing my own lyrics for this record, because one, I had to write so many and also I was kind of perplexed by the idea of how I was going to sing and play... because at that time, we hadn't really thought about asking someone else. Kim Gordon
[ Also Asking Because Else Going Had Hadn Hard How Idea Kind Lyrics Many Own Perplexed Play Really Record Sing Someone Thought Time Write Writing]
I went on a long trip through South America with Prince Charles where I was the only journalist there - a couple of photographers but no other writers. Anthony Holden
[ America Charles Couple Journalist Long Only Other Photographers Prince South Through Trip Went Where Writers]
I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge. Gwendolyn Brooks
[ Been Challenge Enjoying Even Experiencing Felt Go Had Knew Never Published Would Write Writing]
It took me nine months to write 60 pages. It was very frustrating. Sara Paretsky
[ Frustrating Months Nine Pages Took Very Write]
I write in all keys. I've always written in all keys. I've probably written a lot of songs in A. Teena Marie
[ Always Keys Lot Probably Songs Write Written]
Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title. Len Wein
[ Concern Could Good How Look Make Only Themselves Title Unfortunately Whose Writers]
The desire to write grows with writing. Desiderius Erasmus
[ Desire Grows Write Writing]
Bach and Beethoven, all of them, they had to write something to please the upper structure, those with money and power. Sun Ra
[ Bach Beethoven Had Money Please Power Something Structure Them Those Upper Write]
Taking on challenging projects is the way that one grows and extends one's range as a writer, one's technical command, so I consider the time well-spent. Donna Tartt
[ Challenging Command Consider Extends Grows Projects Range Taking Technical Time Way Well-Spent Writer]
That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song. Margaret Whiting
[ Challenge Different End Find Got Growing Had How Know Liked Lyric Many Read Really Since Sing Song Songwriters Talent Tell Then Thought Try Up Wonderful Would]
Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all. Katherine Mansfield
[ Always Anything Back Better Far Imagine Looking Nothing Than Too Write Writing]
Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas. Michael Caine
[ Anyone Comedy Dramas Every Get Got Script Some Write Writing]
I began to write a kind of waltz and in a little more than an hour I had the theme written. Maurice Jarre
[ Began Had Hour Kind Little More Than Theme Waltz Write Written]
There are a lot of people who write very intensely about things they do not and cannot do. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Cannot Intensely Lot Things Very Write]
I am also a writer. That is a fact not known by the public in general. Bob Kane
[ Also Am Fact General Known Public Writer]
You must make the product interesting, not just make the ad different. And that's what too many of the copywriters in the U.S. today don't yet understand. Rosser Reeves
[ Ad Different Interesting Just Make Many Must Product Today Too Understand Yet]
A lot of our tracks have sounded a lot better than I thought they would because of recording, mixing, and because I probably didn't hear it that way. I'm not a songwriter. Charlie Watts
[ Because Better Hear Lot Mixing Our Probably Recording Songwriter Sounded Than Thought Tracks Way Would]
I think I write about things that are mysterious to me. Ann Beattie
[ Mysterious Things Think Write]
I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me. Antonia Fraser
[ Came Future Good Idea Mystery Plans Shore Tomorrow Would Write]
I don't like people telling me what to do, or trying to MAKE me write songs. Dave Davies
[ Make Songs Telling Trying Write]
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child. Carl Sandburg
[ Birth Child Commanding Give Man Ordering Poem Pregnant Woman Write]
At times during high school and college I wished to be a sportswriter. Luke Ford
[ College During High School Sportswriter Times Wished]
I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night, when everyone has retired. Zane Grey
[ Best Everyone Night Retired Silence Solitude Write]
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say. Raymond Chandler
[ Art Away Craft Desire End Everything Fiction His Just Knows Learns Little Need Nothing Say Takes Tricks Write Writer]
Today, I'm very careful not to mention very specific locations when I write or give captions. Galen Rowell
[ Captions Careful Give Locations Mention Specific Today Very Write]
I write what's given me to write. Philip Levine
[ Given Write]
I really don't have a lot in common with the people who attend the Comic Con. It's like assuming that all people who write prose are the same. Harvey Pekar
[ Assuming Attend Comic Common Con Lot Prose Really Same Write]
But I don't write so much now, because they're too painful. Bryan Ferry
[ Because Much Now Painful Too Write]
God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names. Dennis Potter
[ Even God Lazy Names New Such Think Up Writer]
And I'm a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day. That's the reason it took me 20 years to write those million and a half words of the Civil War. Shelby Foote
[ Civil Day Five Good Half Hundred Million Reason Six Slow Those Took War Words Write Writer Years]
There comes a time when every scientist, even God, has to write off an experiment. P. D. James
[ Comes Even Every Experiment God Off Scientist Time Write]
It seems to me that you would have to write a novel on a very small, intimate scale for it not to become political. Jonathan Coe
[ Become Intimate Novel Political Scale Seems Small Very Would Write]
And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any. That's the necessary part of being a writer, you better like being alone. John Irving
[ Alone Any Being Better Capacity Diminished Find Hasn Just Myself Necessary Part Spend Time Writer]
Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible. Bell Hooks
[ Accessible Act Art Audience Been Books Good Know Mass Much Negative Possible Some Thing Think Though Very Wanted Widest Write]
I am never going to write for the sake of writing. Emma Lazarus
[ Am Going Never Sake Write Writing]
If I weren't the way I am, I shouldn't write my symphonies. Gustav Mahler
[ Am Symphonies Way Weren Write]
For me now, it's about what you would write and what you wouldn't write, and that's how I select what I am going to do. It can be quite nice being brought a concept by a studio for me to work on. Neil Jordan
[ Am Being Brought Concept Going How Nice Now Quite Select Studio Work Would Write]
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself. Jack Kerouac
[ Amazement Recollection Write Yourself]
Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think about what you shall write. William Cobbett
[ Down Shall Sit Think Thought Write]
Even when you write it, someone's got to play it. So if you can play it and bypass all the rest of the things, you're still doing as great as someone that has spent forty years trying to find out how to do that. I'm really pro-human beings, pro-expression of everything. Ornette Coleman
[ Beings Bypass Doing Even Everything Find Forty Got Great How Out Play Really Rest Someone Spent Still Things Trying Write Years]
The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century. E. L. Doctorow
[ Because Century Made Need Reason Terrifying Vacuum Witnesses Writer Writers]
That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns. Daniel Okrent
[ Choice Columns Editorial Expressed Freedom Given Implicit Important Nation Opinion Page Perception Positions Publisher Readers Times Very Write]
Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre. Pete Townshend
[ Angry Bob British Certainly Controversial Could Did Dylan Early Followed Had Happening Helped Men Political Pop Proved Quite Subjects Theatre Tremendously Write Writing Young]
Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort. William Gibson Work
[ Also Bad Description Dreamers Dreaming Dreams Good Important Job Our Part Public Realists Science See Sort Well Writers]
But what I hope for from a book - either one that I write or one that I read - is transparency. I want the story to shine through. I don't want to think of the writer. Anne Tyler
[ Book Either Hope Read Shine Story Think Through Transparency Want Write Writer]
It is the gossip columnist's business to write about what is none of his business. Louis Kronenberger
[ Business Columnist Gossip His None Write]
Nothing is better for a young journalist than to go and write about something that other people don't know about. If you can afford to send yourself to some foreign part, I still think that's by far the best way to break in. Tina Brown
[ Afford Best Better Break Far Foreign Go Journalist Know Nothing Other Part Send Some Something Still Than Think Way Write Young Yourself]
No, I can't write treatments, I think there's a danger with treatments. That you... you write out your first excitement and enthusiasm in a prose treatment. Ronald Harwood
[ Danger Enthusiasm Excitement First Out Prose Think Treatment Treatments Write Your]
Our reward for Starsky and Hutch was getting to write The Six Million Dollar Man for Todd. Thomas Lennon
[ Dollar Getting Man Million Our Reward Six Starsky Todd Write]
The only difference was one of them was trying to make a perfect cake and one of them was trying to write a great book. But if we remove that from the equation, it's the same impulse and they are equally entitled to their ecstasies and their despair. Michael Cunningham
[ Book Cake Despair Difference Entitled Equally Equation Great Impulse Make Only Perfect Remove Same Their Them Trying Write]
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief. Nick Cave
[ Any Belief Believe Believer Belong Certain Church Creative Form Go God Particular Religion Without Write]
I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose. Shelby Foote
[ Incidentally Including Interesting Into Lot More Moved Poetry Prose Rhythms Sonnets Than Things Used Various Which Write Writing]
If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually carry a little dictation machine with me because I'm too lazy to write. Tommy Shaw
[ Although Because Carry Dictation Down Idea Lazy Little Machine Too Usually Write]
The way I write is that I'll actually have a conversation out loud with myself. In a weird way, I just kind of get schizophrenic and play two characters. Zach Braff
[ Actually Characters Conversation Get Just Kind Loud Myself Out Play Schizophrenic Two Way Weird Write]
Love is the answer to everything. It's the only reason to do anything. If you don't write stories you love, you'll never make it. If you don't write stories that other people love, you'll never make it. Ray Bradbury
[ Answer Anything Everything Love Make Never Only Other Reason Stories Write]
Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive. Helen Dunmore
[ Books Children Drive Gives Narrative Sense Strong Very Writer Writing]
Books, I don't know what you see in them. I can understand a person reading them, but I can't for the life of me see why people have to write them. Peter Ustinov
[ Books Know Life Person Reading See Them Understand Why Write]
Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous. That's why so many of them are in jail. Don DeLillo
[ Considered Dangerous Jail Many Repressive Societies Them Why Writers]
I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don't experience either one of those, you're being deprived of something. Shelby Foote
[ Adversity Being Both Contribute Deprived Either Everything Experience Helps Largely Making Something Success Think Those Write Writer]
This is terrible, when a writer is bored by his own work, but it was a real bomb and had reached the point where I couldn't even stand to look at it any more. David Eddings
[ Any Bomb Bored Even Had His Look More Own Point Reached Real Stand Terrible Where Work Writer]
I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is in finding great readers. Frank Harris
[ Am Difficulty Finding Great Only Readers Really Writer]
There are always new things to experience, internalize then write about. This process is ongoing with me. It never stops. The opportunity to reach new audiences with all of the music that we have made is thrilling. Graham Nash
[ Always Audiences Experience Internalize Made Music Never New Ongoing Opportunity Process Reach Stops Then Things Thrilling Write]
It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Gentleman Hard Very Writer]
Yes, it's hard to write. But it's harder not to. Carl Clinton Van Doren
[ Hard Harder Write Yes]
There's always a question of duration, there's a question of who the orchestra is. No one is free to write what you want - you collaborate on a film score, and one of the good things is that someone else's work is motivating you. Michael Nyman
[ Always Collaborate Duration Else Film Free Good Motivating Orchestra Question Score Someone Things Want Work Write]
I must be free... free to do what I like, say what I like, write what I like, within the limits prescribed for me by my own sense of what is seemly and fitting. Thomas Edward Brown
[ Fitting Free Limits Must Own Prescribed Say Sense Within Write]
You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts. Most of his movies don't even have women in them, so I'm lucky I'm in it at all. Elle Macpherson
[ Even Female His Huge Know Lucky Most Movies Parts Them Women Writer]
Calvino was not a writer of hits; he was a writer of classics. William Weaver
[ Classics Hits Writer]
I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about half done after two days. Bill Joy
[ After Ago Days Done Editor Had Half Long New Started Too Two Write]
It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have. Flannery O'Connor
[ Attachment Concerned Even Fiction Lack More Poor Revolting Rich Seems Than Writer Writes]
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity. George Ade
[ After Being Decided Down Had Numerous Posterity Publishers Turned Write]
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. Walter Bagehot
[ Anything Books Few Good Know Reason Why Write Written]
There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work. William Gaddis
[ Audience Distressing Front His More Nothing Reading Standing Than Tiresome Work Writer]
I have always distrusted memoir. I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction. It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it. Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir. Armistead Maupin
[ Always Claiming Easier Fiction Get Memoir Memoirs Never Said Some Speaking Tend Things Through Truth Write]
Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer. Everything is so clear; it's like a bell. He says what he means and says it so beautifully. Jason Schwartzman
[ Beautifully Bell Clear Everything Exquisite Martin Means Precise Says Steve Such Writer]
It's not a very popular subject amongst my audience, who are by nature more internationalist, but I don't choose what to write about, I don't choose my subjects, they kind of choose me. Billy Bragg
[ Amongst Audience Choose Internationalist Kind More Nature Popular Subject Subjects Very Write]
You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home. James Lee Burke
[ Day Home Leave Mail Never Put Submission Time Under Well Write]
I write for somebody who has my own limitations. My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating, which in my case comes from being a film viewer. Manuel Puig
[ Being Case Certain Comes Concentrating Difficulty Film Limitations Own Reader Somebody Viewer Which Write]
I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write. Jeanette Winterson
[ Am Happens Lesbian Love Women Write Writer]
I wanted to write a story that demanded the viewer's attention. Nigel Kneale
[ Attention Demanded Story Viewer Wanted Write]
I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing. Dean Koontz
[ Draft Instead Page Polishing Quick Revise Revising Slowly Then Work Write]
Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment, my story does not lend itself to such treatment. Curt Flood
[ Apart Customary Does Environment Existed General Institutionalized Itself Lend May Pastime Story Such Though Treatment Write]
The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power. Toni Morrison
[ Ability Familiar Familiarize Imagine Mystify Power Self Strange Test Their Writers]
I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Am British Only Spanish Writer Writes]
I've been doing nineteen hours a day on London, nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life, and writing has been put on one side, and if I'm privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city, then I will not write again. Jeffrey Archer
[ Again Been City Day Doing Else Enough Hours Life London Mayor Mean Nineteen Nothing Privileged Put Side Then Whole Will Write Writing]
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money. Karl Marx
[ Able Earn Live Making Means Money Must Order Purpose Write Writer]
I have this theory that people in Hollywood don't read. They read 'Vanity Fair' and then consider themselves terribly well read. I think I can basically write about anybody without getting caught. Jackie Collins
[ Anybody Basically Caught Consider Fair Getting Hollywood Read Terribly Themselves Then Theory Think Vanity Well Without Write]
Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader. He does movie sound tracks. Norman Granz
[ Arranger Does Ellington Leader Movie Musician Sound Tracks Well Writer]
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably. Jean de la Bruyere
[ Divinely Good Mediocre Mind Reasonably Thinks Writes]
The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence. Cyril Connolly
[ Any Becomes Books Clearer Consequence Function Masterpiece More Other Produce Read Task True Writer]
You don't say, I'm going to be a writer when I grow up - at least I didn't. Anthony Doerr
[ Going Grow Least Say Up Writer]
There are certainly times when my own everyday life seems to retreat so the life of the story can take me over. That is why a writer often needs space and time, so that he or she can abandon ordinary life and "live" with the characters. Margaret Mahy
[ Abandon Certainly Characters Everyday Life Live Needs Often Ordinary Over Own Retreat Seems She Space Story Take Time Times Why Writer]
I would normally never set out to write a trilogy. David Brin
[ Never Normally Out Set Trilogy Would Write]
I hate it, it is tedious... when I write for my act, it is very improvisational, I write bullet points, I cannot sit in front of a computer; that is not my style. Kathy Griffin
[ Act Bullet Cannot Computer Front Hate Improvisational Points Sit Style Tedious Very Write]
I didn't write any music at all, and then, I remember Jon Anderson being very insistent saying that there were two kinds of musicians: the ones who wrote music and the ones who didn't. Bill Bruford
[ Anderson Any Being Insistent Jon Kinds Music Musicians Ones Remember Saying Then Two Very Were Write Wrote]
I'll think of the idea and then I'll write something down, then within that there will be a joke or two which is the original thing which I thought was funny. David Cross
[ Down Funny Idea Joke Original Something Then Thing Think Thought Two Which Will Within Write]
I think writers, by nature, are more observers instead of participators. Ian Hunter
[ Instead More Nature Observers Think Writers]
I wear a lot of different hats - from writer to producer and artist. We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit. William Bell
[ Actually Artist Bit Creating Design Different Everything Graphic Hats Jobs Lot Our Own Producer Recording Wear Whole Writer]
I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste. Berke Breathed
[ Bet Bloom Cleaning Could County Draw Established Lady Lose More Nature Next Nose Nuclear Once Over Papers Pay Such Than Their Twenty Usually Waste Write Years]
I worked for half a cent a word. I'm not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years I had do other things. Jack Vance
[ Begin Cent Fast Few First Had Half Other Things Word Worked Writer Years]
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. Lord Byron
[ Empty Go Mad Mind Write]
I decided to write short stories because they got rejected quicker. Caroline B. Cooney
[ Because Decided Got Quicker Rejected Short Stories Write]
The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it. Roald Dahl
[ Drink His Needs Out Walks Wants Writer]
When you translate poetry in particular, you're obliged to look at how the writer with whom you're working puts together words, sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse, the syntax and the sentence. Marilyn Hacker
[ Between How Line Look Obliged Particular Phrases Poetry Puts Sentence Sentences Syntax Tension Together Translate Triple Verse Whom Words Working Writer]
The idea of writer as sage is pretty much dead today. I would certainly feel very uncomfortable in the role. J. M. Coetzee
[ Certainly Dead Feel Idea Much Pretty Role Sage Today Uncomfortable Very Would Writer]
I just play, and I'm always trying to write songs. Steve Forbert
[ Always Just Play Songs Trying Write]
In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it. Bill Conti
[ Back Big Boat Car Could House Just Kansas Live Mind Movies Music Say Saying Want Wanted Write Your]
But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it, but the men will keep talking. Wanda Sykes
[ Hear Keep Men Pitch Something Sometimes Talking Will Women Writers]
A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme. Diane Johnson
[ Already Apparent Becomes Deepening End Even Finding Finds Job Novel Out Outset Pattern Rarely Sharpening Theme Understanding Whole Writer Writing Written]
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. Anais Nin
[ Role Say Unable Writer]
I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation. Harriet Beecher Stowe
[ Dictation Did God His Merely Write Wrote]
If you wish to be a writer, write. Epictetus
[ Wish Write Writer]
I don't really have special rituals, but I don't try to write fiction unless I have a minimum of a few hours. For me, it takes a while to settle into a mode where I'm truly concentrating. Curtis Sittenfeld
[ Concentrating Few Fiction Hours Into Minimum Mode Really Rituals Settle Special Takes Truly Try Unless Where While Write]
Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right? Evan Dando
[ Act Even Movies Right Rock Stars Than Wanting Worse Write]
An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory. Franklin P. Jones
[ Autobiography Bad Except His Memory Nothing Reveals Usually Writer]
I don't practice, but I am still officially in paediatrics. I keep in touch with journals, and I have a very good data bank of medical information and there is a key thing for a writer knowing where to go. I know where to go to get the information that I need. Jonathan Kellerman
[ Am Bank Data Get Go Good Information Journals Keep Key Know Knowing Medical Need Officially Practice Still Thing Touch Very Where Writer]
Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new, but I don't know how long he's been doing it; he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore! Larry Niven
[ Anymore Been Bruce Doing How Know Long Need New Probably Publicity Relatively Sterling Terrific Writer]
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
[ Author Comes Destroy Down Everything Head His Into Judge Most Own Pity Put Sit Stuff Then Without Worth Writer Your]
The minute viewers callin or write about your looks, they were not listening to what you were saying. Jessica Savitch
[ Listening Looks Minute Saying Viewers Were Write Your]
I'm not an historian and I'm not wanting to write about how I perceive the social change over the century as a historian, but as somebody who's walked through it and whose life has been dictated by it too, as all our lives are. Penelope Lively
[ Been Century Change Dictated Historian How Life Lives Our Over Perceive Social Somebody Through Too Walked Wanting Whose Write]
Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time. Howard Nemerov
[ Free Know Leave Lot Should Time Write]
Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent. James A. Baldwin
[ Against Any Born Conspiracy Cultivation Feels His Into Less Nothing Suppose Talent Than Which World Writer]
I didn't want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be. Edmund White
[ Already Arbitrary Biography Challenge Did Especially Game Might Nor Novels Rules Since Those Want Write]
Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free. George Berkeley
[ Alone Fight Free Indeed Liberty Make May Others Outward Pretence Talk Truly Write]
I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these people and I didn't realize that there is something called originality and your own voice. Amy Tan
[ Called Clever Enough Originality Own Realize Something These Thought Voice Well Write Your]
From a writing point of view, you now have teams of screenwriters working with a director. What's lost in the process is the power of that one heart, brain, gut and soul that makes something an original piece of writing. Joe Eszterhas
[ Brain Director Gut Heart Lost Makes Now Original Piece Point Power Process Something Soul Teams View Working Writing]
Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Fear Publishers Rush Translators Tread Where Writers]
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. For God's sake, look after our people. Robert Falcon Scott
[ After Cannot Course End Far Getting God Look More Our Out Pity Sake Seems Shall Stick Think Weaker Write]
John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London. Ben Kingsley
[ Heard John Lennon Liked London Ringo Sing Songs Stage Used Write]
That has to remain the principal reason for doing it, doesn't it? I know it's possible to write for money, and many very good writers have done so. But for me, it has to remain the principal thing that I actually want to do the writing. Jonathan Kellerman
[ Actually Doing Done Good Know Many Money Possible Principal Reason Remain Thing Very Want Write Writers Writing]
And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey. Russell Banks
[ Began Clever Desire Essentially Imitate Monkey Out Reading Write]
A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate. John Barton
[ Connect Editor Intended Journal Literary Reader Role Writer]
When I'm my own editor, there's very little difference between the first draft and the final. I write what feels right to begin with. I rarely make any major changes. Len Wein
[ Any Begin Between Changes Difference Draft Editor Feels Final First Little Major Make Own Rarely Right Very Write]
When a writer becomes a reader of his or her own work, a lot can go wrong. It's like do-it-yourself dentistry. William Collins
[ Becomes Do-It-Yourself Go Her His Lot Own Reader Work Writer Wrong]
You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be. Mario Vargas Llosa
[ Become Cannot Creativity Discover Good Help Himself How Kind Teach Within Would Writer Young]
No, I think that a person writes a poem because they have an inner urge of something that they want to express, and I think it's that inner urge that you want to express when you write a piece of music. Leo Ornstein
[ Because Express Inner Music Person Piece Poem Something Think Urge Want Write Writes]
I had to prepare physically every day, and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers. Ryne Sandberg
[ Day Every Had Leave Many Physically Prepare Scraps Writers]
You have to write badly to write at all. If it's crappy, I will rewrite it later. But it will be mine. You can hear the resonance of an artist who goes into herself. Kathy Mattea
[ Artist Badly Crappy Goes Hear Herself Into Later Mine Resonance Rewrite Will Write]
That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time. Charles Caleb Colton
[ Does Gives Him His Knowledge Least Most Reader Takes Time Writer]
Wouldn't want to write the X-Men, and I suppose the X-Men is the ultimate Marvel comic, and I really wouldn't want to go anywhere near it at all, although on the other had I wouldn't mind having a crack at something like the Punisher. Garth Ennis
[ Although Anywhere Comic Crack Go Had Having Marvel Mind Near Other Really Something Suppose Ultimate Want Write X-Men]
They say great themes make great novels. but what these young writers don't understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women. John O'Hara
[ Great Greater Make Men Novels Say Than Theme Themes These Understand Women Writers Young]
It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Autobiography Becomes Biography Conversation Detective Down Fiction Matter Means Novel Soon Street Write]
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books. Gaston Bachelard
[ Aesthetic Books Imagination Literary Lover Object Offered Writer]
I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons, and shoot the bull. Rita Mae Brown
[ Am Bull Comic Dragons Get Means Shoot Slay Which Writer]
A writer's work often reflects what he or she has been exposed to in life; experiences which are the groundwork of a poem or a story. Eyvind Johnson
[ Been Experiences Exposed Groundwork Life Often Poem Reflects She Story Which Work Writer]
We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that. Kevin J. Anderson
[ Anything Around Balcony Blowing Bottle Conversations Fiction Figure Football Get Go Hotel How Kind Out Planet Sat Science Talk Together Tried Up Wine Would Writers]
People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line. Dean Kamen
[ Along Appear Come Dead Ends Historians Kinds Line Longest Make Messy Mistakes Nonlinear Numerous Paths Possible Process Simple Straight Take Then Write]
I did a complete rewrite of 650 pages in two weeks. Anne Perry
[ Complete Did Pages Rewrite Two Weeks]
So, immediately after that, I got a commission to write a piece for chamber orchestra, and in working on the material I discovered it was possible to incorporate the Buddhist teachings into the music, so that's what I started to do. Joseph Jarman
[ After Buddhist Chamber Commission Discovered Got Immediately Incorporate Into Material Music Orchestra Piece Possible Started Teachings Working Write]
Even if I don't release it myself, somebody else might hear it and want to record it. When you write a song, it gives it that potential. Smokey Robinson
[ Else Even Gives Hear Might Myself Potential Record Release Somebody Song Want Write]
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor. Ring Lardner
[ Back Big Come Editor Enough Envelope Good Make Manuscript Many Mistake Much Stamped Temptation Too Writers Young]
Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers. Mel Brooks
[ Anybody Direct Eleven Good Only Writers]
If you look at Marvel Comics, there are very few Marvel characters I would like to write. Garth Ennis
[ Characters Comics Few Look Marvel Very Would Write]
It's this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together. I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time, it's great. Trey Parker
[ Anything Every Great Knows Law Love Opposites Putting Room Same Simple Taking Them Time Together Two Which Writer]
It's been a fascinating thing because we didn't really know how to write when we started South Park at all. It's been like, we've just sort of grown up a bit and it's amazing to just see how, if you take Butters and Cartman and put them in any scene, it works. Trey Parker
[ Amazing Any Because Been Bit Fascinating Grown How Just Know Park Put Really Scene See Sort South Started Take Them Thing Up Works Write]
On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do, was to rely on their own devices and to - I mean, writing is a lonely business. Donna Tartt
[ Always Been Business Devices Hand Lonely Mean Other Own Rely Supposed Their Writers Writing]
My mother's passion for something more, to write a different destiny for a dirt-poor farmer's daughter, was to shape my entire life. Faye Dunaway
[ Daughter Destiny Different Entire Farmer Life More Mother Passion Shape Something Write]
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Thomas Mann
[ Difficult More Other Somebody Than Whom Writer Writing]
I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one. Flannery O'Connor
[ Down Find Know Most Sit Story Until Write]
I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad. Because it's my way of making the world rational to me. Edward Bond
[ Because Going Mad Make Making Money Myself Plays Rational Stop Way World Write]
I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I'm not so censored when I use dream material. Kathy Acker
[ Because Censored Considerations Dream Dreams Economic Expect Material Might Overcome Place Ruled Started Use Where Working Write Writing]
As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book. Iain Banks
[ Belongs Book Entirely Ever Film Into Long Make More Read See Soon Stays Suddenly Than Unmade Writer Yours]
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. Anais Nin Art
[ Because Breathe Cry Culture Our Out Sing Then Through Use Write Writing]
I think writers rush in where everybody is very frightened to tread. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Everybody Frightened Rush Think Tread Very Where Writers]
I know at my church a lot of the times we sung from hymn books and as we got older we started to change with time. I can honestly say that I was never influenced to write for the church. Charles King
[ Books Change Church Got Honestly Hymn Influenced Know Lot Never Older Say Started Sung Time Times Write]
I write sets of books, but I've also written a lot of orphans. Lynn Abbey
[ Also Books Lot Orphans Sets Write Written]
I wish I were one of those terribly clever people who, when they write their autobiographies, always say, when I was fifteen months old I distinctly remember my Aunt Fanny saying to me, etc. George Seaton
[ Always Aunt Autobiographies Clever Distinctly Etc Fanny Fifteen Months Old Remember Say Saying Terribly Their Those Were Wish Write]
I'm more influenced by my own interests than anyone else's. Writers have to entertain themselves, or they can't entertain anyone else. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Anyone Else Entertain Influenced Interests More Own Than Themselves Writers]
I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down, then... it's sort of like taking the training wheels off, trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without relying on quite such mechanical or external beats. Jonathan Franzen
[ Beats Book Books Down External Fun Fundamentals Got Mechanical Off Plotted Quite Relying Same Some Sort Storytelling Such Taking Then Training Trying Two Way Wheels Without Write Wrote]
Take the time to write. You can do your life's work in half an hour a day. Robert Hass
[ Day Half Hour Life Take Time Work Write Your]
Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas. Orson Scott Card
[ Everything First Ground Ideas Important Magazines New Proving Sci-Fi Showed Up Writers]
Too many of these writers in the music papers, they are misunderstanding everything. The disco sound is not art or anything so serious. Giorgio Moroder
[ Anything Art Disco Everything Many Misunderstanding Music Papers Serious Sound These Too Writers]
When you're rich you don't write checks. Randy Moss
[ Checks Rich Write]
What is difficult is the promotion, balancing the public side of a writer's life with the writing. I think that's something a lot of writers are having to face. Writers have become much more public now. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Balancing Become Difficult Face Having Life Lot More Much Now Promotion Public Side Something Think Writer Writers Writing]
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself. Winston Churchill
[ Better Consider Especially Found History Leave Much Myself Part Parties Past Propose Will Write]
I think with every writer there are two people there. Hugh Leonard
[ Every Think Two Writer]
Hemingway said the only way to write about a place is to leave it. David Guterson
[ Hemingway Leave Only Place Said Way Write]
I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper. Leslie Fiedler
[ Anything Been Cooper Had Here His James Man More Never Old Paper Put Signature Than Writer Writing Years]
So, we come out to Los Angeles. And we met with every network. We met with show runners, directors, writers, everything. And what we had an idea for, they didn't like. And what they had an idea for, we didn't like. So, we went home. Reba McEntire
[ Angeles Come Directors Every Everything Had Home Idea Los Met Network Out Runners Show Went Writers]
I write a lot of songs people don't hear. I really just enjoy the process. I finish 'em all. I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the bad ones and the good ones. Bob Seger
[ Bad Between Difference Em Enjoy Finish Good Hear Just Lot Ones Process Really Songs Think Whole Write]
I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first. Neil Diamond
[ Although Always Come Comes Concept First Flight Gives Idea Lyric Music Often Something Sometimes Their Thought Title Want Which Will Wings Words Write]
I would rather write for the instruction, or even the amusement of the poor than for the amusement of the rich. Frederick Marryat
[ Amusement Even Instruction Poor Rather Rich Than Would Write]
I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier. Dick Schaap
[ Ball Because Carrier Could Curve Hit Jump Loved Opposing Shot Sports Sportswriter Wanted]
I think the reason working-class people don't write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books. Len Deighton
[ Because Believe Books Certain Encouraged Only Permitted Reason Think Working-Class Working-Class Write]
I write from my imagination, not from what I've read in books or seen on TV or to make money. I wrote from an idea I was passionate about. Dirk Benedict
[ Books Idea Imagination Make Money Passionate Read Seen Tv Write Wrote]
And if you don't live, you have nothing to write about. Maynard James Keenan
[ Live Nothing Write]
No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published. Dan Simmons
[ Ellison Getting Inspired Into Published Terrified Write Writer]
Looking back, I understand that I was teaching myself to write. Mary Wesley
[ Back Looking Myself Teaching Understand Write]
I still write the same way and have the same perspective. Kenneth Edmonds
[ Perspective Same Still Way Write]
They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. Lillian Hellman
[ Advice Fancy Give Had Listen Say Talkers Talking Themselves Would Writers Writing Young]
I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do. Quentin Tarantino
[ Always Considered Filmmaker Himself Myself Stuff Writes]
I'm pretty social so it's hard for me to find solitude, but I need to have solitude to write. Catie Curtis
[ Find Hard Need Pretty Social Solitude Write]
I guess you could write a good song if your heart hadn't been broken, but I don't know of anyone whose heart hasn't been broken. Lucinda Williams
[ Anyone Been Broken Could Good Guess Hadn Hasn Heart Know Song Whose Write Your]
I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity. Robin Gibb
[ Come Companies Day Encouraging Exposure Forward Fresh Get Give Good Got Happy Important Opportunity Particularly Really Record Songwriters Such Talent Talented Think Tomorrow Work Young]
If you write, one of the questions you're always trying to answer is, Where do you get your ideas? And, if you write, you know how pointless a question this is and how difficult it is to answer. Lynn Abbey
[ Always Answer Difficult Get How Ideas Know Pointless Question Questions Trying Where Write Your]
And I don't want to begin something, I don't want to write that first sentence until all the important connections in the novel are known to me. As if the story has already taken place, and it's my responsibility to put it in the right order to tell it to you. John Irving
[ Already Begin Connections First Important Known Novel Order Place Put Responsibility Right Sentence Something Story Taken Tell Until Want Write]
Well, there are more writers of blogs right now than there are readers, so that's clearly a vanity phenomenon. John Doerr
[ Blogs Clearly More Now Phenomenon Readers Right Than Vanity Well Writers]
An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details. Roald Dahl
[ Autobiography Book Boring Details Full His Life Own Person Sorts Usually Writes]
A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular, and he could rarely afford to if he wanted. C. S. Forester
[ Afford Anywhere Could Does Go Living Man Particular Rarely Wanted Writes]
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true. Don Henley
[ Forcing Forget Get Head Melody Notes Onto Precedence Ring Singers Sometimes Songwriters Take Their True Up Will Wind Word]
It was kind of like songwriter's boot camp. You had to produce. You had to produce fast. You had to learn. Cynthia Weil
[ Boot Camp Fast Had Kind Learn Produce Songwriter]
When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research. Wilson Mizner Science
[ Many Plagiarism Research Stuff Take Writer Writers]
I didn't write a book. It wasn't for self-enrichment. Linda Tripp
[ Book Write]
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space. Joyce Carol Oates
[ Because Behind Car Doing Driving Housework Locate Matter Silence Space Still Walking Wall Writer Writing Yourself]
Writers are always selling somebody out. Joan Didion
[ Always Out Selling Somebody Writers]
There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true. Ian Hart
[ Come Complete Eventually Gave Internet Know Million Monkeys Now Set Shakespeare Statistical Thanks Them Theory True Typewriters Up Work Works]
The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him. James Baldwin
[ Experience Him Produced Responsibility Writer]
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. Garrison Keillor
[ Actors Bad Comedy Funny God How Know Lot Many Play Stuck Trouble Writes]
Books don't exist unless you read them. And it's a two way process - you write the book as you read it and you fill in the gaps. You discover it and you put the marks together and without you doing it they're just marks. Samuel West
[ Book Books Discover Doing Exist Fill Gaps Just Marks Process Put Read Them Together Two Unless Way Without Write]
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. Abraham Maslow
[ Artist Himself Make Music Musician Must Paint Peace Poet Ultimately Write]
I'm an immigrant and I've always wanted to write something about America. Peter Jennings
[ Always America Immigrant Something Wanted Write]
I can write for any magazine now, in any voice. I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep, it's like writing a grocery list. Ann Patchett
[ Any Could Grocery Hours List Magazine Now Sleep Two Voice Write Writing]
It is not fun singing about losing somebody like that, but at the same time it was easy to write because the memories were so real and vivid and so much a part of who I am. Vince Gill
[ Am Because Easy Fun Losing Memories Much Part Real Same Singing Somebody Time Vivid Were Write]
I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think a computer should be laid out like a typewriter with a video screen. Steve Wozniak
[ Computer Had Laid Made Out Screen Set Should Think Tv Typewriter Video]
The creative act is like writing a letter. A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it. Lukas Foss
[ Act Creative Down Know Letter Project Say Sit Unless Want Whom Write Writing]
Right now, I have no idea what I will write or if I will write again. Michael Ondaatje
[ Again Idea Now Right Will Write]
Neophyte writers tend to believe that there is something magical about ideas and that if they can just get a hold of a good one, then their futures are ensured. Lynn Abbey
[ Believe Ensured Futures Get Good Hold Ideas Just Magical Something Tend Their Then Writers]
If I remember correctly, a writer is someone who wants to convey information. Language or writing is a code. Clifford Geertz
[ Code Convey Correctly Information Language Remember Someone Wants Writer Writing]
If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies. William Faulkner
[ Any Grecian Hesitate His Ladies Mother Number Ode Old Rob Will Worth Writer]
Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint. Don Henley
[ Album Before Between Each Fresh Gain Insight New Perhaps Something Song Try Viewpoint Write Written]
Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory. Tennessee Williams
[ Because Did Found Life Why Write]
Anybody can write a film script 'cuz it has been reduced to a formula. Dirk Benedict
[ Anybody Been Cuz Film Formula Reduced Script Write]
The Onion Field made a real writer. And then I knew it was over, I couldn't be a cop anymore. Joseph Wambaugh
[ Anymore Cop Field Knew Made Onion Over Real Then Writer]
Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending how open and vulnerable they wish to be. Jim Harrison
[ Depending Ethnicity How Open Outside Sex Their Vulnerable Wish Write Writers]
Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers. Emile M. Cioran
[ Philosophers Professors Thinkers Write Writers]
The abortion cases produced an enormous amount of mail to my chambers, vastly more than to the other chambers, I am sure. I sometimes thought there wasn't a woman in the United States who didn't write me a letter on one side or the other of that issue. Sandra Day O'Connor
[ Abortion Am Amount Cases Chambers Enormous Issue Letter Mail More Other Produced Side Sometimes States Sure Than Thought United Vastly Woman Write]
There's a certain possessiveness of writers sometimes. William Devane
[ Certain Sometimes Writers]
I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script. Not yes based on a rewrite. William H. Macy
[ Based Rewrite Say Script Tendency Yes]
If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That's enough. Shel Silverstein
[ Cartoonist Enough Feels Find His Look Out Really Want Work Writer]
I write about sex, not love. What do I know about love? Sarah Jessica Parker
[ Know Love Sex Write]
Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me. David Guterson
[ Almost Basis Became Becoming Being Books Compulsive Daily English Firefighter Free Habit Had Having Lots Money Obsessive Swayed Teacher Thinking Thought Time Urban Which Write Writers Writing]
They've got this house style which is writer driven. I heard of one person who sent his script in, and Karen Berger said there weren't enough words in it. Put some more in. Eddie Campbell
[ Driven Enough Got Heard His House More Person Put Said Script Sent Some Style Weren Which Words Writer]
I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at. Kate Adie
[ Book Left Period Specifically Very Wanted Write Wrote]
I do indeed write on the road. My laptop goes with me everywhere. Nora Roberts
[ Everywhere Goes Indeed Laptop Road Write]
Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death. Edna Ferber
[ Death Defeat Itself Life Love Lover Until Writer Writing]
Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism. Audre Lorde
[ Any Black Circles Condemned Destructive Imposed Literary Outside Pale Quality Racism Silences Step Supposed Total Whatever Write Writers]
I have learned so much from working with other poets, travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress. There is the sense that we are all, as writers, part of something which is more powerful than any of us. Helen Dunmore
[ Any Days Discussing Learned More Much Other Part Poems Poets Powerful Progress Reading Sense Something Spending Than Them Travelling Us Which Working Writers]
To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of. Jeffery Deaver
[ Answer Coaster Describe Exciting Give Most Possibly Readers Responsibility Ride Roller Story Suspense Think Thriller Writer]
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. W. H. Auden
[ Aim Always Authenticity Bother Confuse Never Originality Ought Should Some Which Writers]
The old sergeant from headquarters treats me like a son and takes the greatest pride in whatever I do or write. He regularly assigns me now to certain doors, and I always obey orders like the little gentleman that I am. Richard H. Davis
[ Always Am Assigns Certain Doors Gentleman Greatest Headquarters Little Now Obey Old Orders Pride Regularly Sergeant Son Takes Treats Whatever Write]
I wasn't involved, except to the degree that they sent me drafts of the script as the writer turned them in. They asked me at one point to write a memo about what I thought of it. Michael Chabon
[ Asked Degree Drafts Except Involved Point Script Sent Them Thought Turned Write Writer]
I just sat down and thought, I'm going to write a song today, I'm going to give it a try. So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else. That was just another song. Jules Shear
[ Another Down Else Everything Give Going Just Sat Song Stuck Tape Thought Today Try Write]
There are numerous cases of that, where one of our writers discovers another writer whom he likes, and we then take that book on. So it's a very close relationship. We can do that because we're so small. James Laughlin
[ Another Because Book Cases Close Discovers Likes Numerous Our Relationship Small Take Then Very Where Whom Writer Writers]
Women writers have been told, forever, that our stories were not valuable. Not as valuable as men's stories about wars, business, power. Joyce Maynard
[ Been Business Forever Men Our Power Stories Told Valuable Wars Were Women Writers]
I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set. Sting
[ Band Music Parameters Plays Produce Set Within Write]
I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people, but not for me. I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly Navajos sitting on a bench. I felt right at home. Tony Hillerman
[ Bench Elderly Exotic Felt Few Home Know Lot Old Post Pulled Right Saw Seems Sitting Trading Up Write]
Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers. Toni Morrison
[ American Being Called Enjoy Native Some Writers]
We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff. Matt Groening
[ Bizarre Bunch Funny Got Grew New Now Simpsons Some Stuff Tell Up Very Watching Writers Writing]
People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records. Sonny Bono
[ Gold Got Instrument Play Records Said Songs Write]
Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there. J. G. Ballard
[ Almost Already Because Does External Fiction Given Invent Need Reality Role Superfluous Writer]
I took lots of photographs and had planned to write a treatise on how it worked, but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a scientific fairy tale instead. Kit Williams
[ Bored Fairy Got Had How Idea Instead Lots Photographs Planned Quickly Scientific Tale Took Treatise Worked Write Wrote]
A wise man should so write (though in words understood by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him. Thomas Hobbes
[ Able Commend Him Man Men Only Should Though Understood Wise Words Write]
Well, I've been a big fan of comic books since I was a little kid. In fact, I used to write and draw my own comic books when I was on the old Lost in Space series. Bill Mumy
[ Been Big Books Comic Draw Fact Fan Kid Little Lost Old Own Series Since Space Used Well Write]
He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure and I thought we must find another writer. Simon Callow
[ Another Becoming Characters Find Great Him His Idea Invented Life Must Pleasure Story Such Telling Thought Through Writer]
The relationship between reader and characters is very difficult. It is even more peculiar than the relationship between the writer and his characters. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Between Characters Difficult Even His More Peculiar Reader Relationship Than Very Writer]
The same issue is happening on a show like Everybody Loves Raymond now, which is in its eighth year and struggling to come up with good stories. It'll be interesting to see how they do. The bottom line is, it starts with the writers and ends with the writers. William Devane
[ Bottom Come Eighth Ends Everybody Good Happening How Interesting Issue Line Loves Now Raymond Same See Show Starts Stories Struggling Up Which Writers Year]
And then I met Jerry and he's such a creative fiction writer, and I don't know if there's ever been a team put together the way we are - where one person does the theological way out and suggestions, and the other person goes into the cave and does the fiction writing. Tim LaHaye
[ Been Cave Creative Does Ever Fiction Goes Into Jerry Know Met Other Out Person Put Such Suggestions Team Then Theological Together Way Where Writer Writing]
Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past. Gilbert K. Chesterton
[ Age Book Entirely Epics Found Great Long Once Past Planned Pocket Poems Things Too Would Write]
The big thing that everyone forgets, you're famous and on TV and everything, but I think there's something very rewarding to be able to write a song, record it, and have it turn out as you heard it in your head, or even better. Phil Collen
[ Able Better Big Even Everyone Everything Famous Forgets Head Heard Out Record Rewarding Something Song Thing Think Turn Tv Very Write Your]
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter. Isadora Duncan
[ Anything Essential Experience First Matter Should Writer Writing]
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win - if you don't, you won't. Bruce Jenner
[ Anywhere Around Athlete Businessman Get Getting Going Hard Learned Life Musician Only Way Whether Win Won Work Writer]
When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought, you can't teach poetry. This is ridiculous. Norman MacCaig
[ Asked Edinburgh Poetry Residence Ridiculous Teach Thought Writer]
Poets write the words you have heard before but in a new sequence. Brian Harris
[ Before Heard New Poets Sequence Words Write]
Newspapers write ringing editorials declaring that this is and always was a democracy. Robert Welch
[ Always Declaring Democracy Editorials Newspapers Ringing Write]
It hurt me a great deal. It put a lot of pressure on me because I was at a young age and the writers around here and throughout the league starting comparing me to Cobb. It put a lot of pressure on me. Al Kaline
[ Age Around Because Cobb Comparing Deal Great Here Hurt League Lot Pressure Put Starting Throughout Writers Young]
It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion. Noah Webster
[ Bible Christian Citizens Correct Desire Early Genuine New Our Particularly Principles Religion Republican Should Sincere Source Testament Understand Writer]
As a friendly one. I would still like to write concrete poems, but I can only do it sometimes. Ian Hamilton Finlay
[ Concrete Friendly Only Poems Sometimes Still Would Write]
I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Believe Between Bit Conformity Consider Exquisite Heart Little Live Moving Night Outside Society Terribly Themselves Unless Writers]
I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas. Orson Scott Card
[ Everything First Ground Ideas Important Magazines New Proving Realized Sci-Fi Showed Up Writers]
I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books. Lynn Abbey
[ Any Believes Bestowed Books Characters Free Hasn Her Sense She Surprises Those Will Writers Writing]
I was asked by a group to write a song on the theme of brotherhood. This was before women's liberation, when brotherhood meant men and women both, so I wrote the song. Since I had always been very fond of the Passion Chorale, I wrote words to that great piece. Tom Glazer
[ Always Asked Been Before Both Brotherhood Chorale Fond Great Group Had Liberation Meant Men Passion Piece Since Song Theme Very Women Words Write Wrote]
I write first for myself as a therapeutic process, to get stuff out and to deal with it. Lucinda Williams
[ Deal First Get Myself Out Process Stuff Therapeutic Write]
Don't write the book you think publishers want to commission. Plenty of other writers will be doing the same thing. Louise Brown
[ Book Commission Doing Other Plenty Publishers Same Thing Think Want Will Write Writers]
When I see somebody being mistreated, my eyes tear up and I want to stop it. And I believe that the best thing I can do is to write about it, because if I insert myself into the equation it doesn't really do much good, but if I write about it I think it could do more good. John Pomfret
[ Because Being Believe Best Could Equation Eyes Good Insert Into Mistreated More Much Myself Really See Somebody Stop Tear Thing Think Up Want Write]
Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight. Edna Ferber
[ Rarely Read Seen Should Sight Writers]
The writers keep managing to turn the show in on itself, coming up with something that's well thought-out and miraculous. Kiefer Sutherland
[ Coming Itself Keep Managing Miraculous Show Something Turn Up Well Writers]
I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics. Natalie Merchant
[ Dig Ditch Hard Know Labor Lyrics Manual Rather Say Than Would Write]
I also write poems, so that is something that I really enjoy. Billy Sherwood
[ Also Enjoy Poems Really Something Write]
Sylvester has a great popular sense, as good as any writer I've ever worked with. He knows what audiences want to see, and what they don't want to see. Ted Kotcheff
[ Any Audiences Ever Good Great Knows Popular See Sense Sylvester Want Worked Writer]
I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be - not to have a 'career', but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal, a writer. Cynthia Ozick
[ Animal Born Career Obvious Straightforward Unmistakable Use Wanted Writer]
If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers. Irvin S. Cobb
[ Businessmen Good Much Sense Too Were Writers]
The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe. Kenneth Scott Latourette
[ Clear Continuing Created Declared God Had History Prophets Psalms Universe Were Work Writers]
If you want a transcript of tonight's program, get a pen and write down everything I said. Kevin Nealon
[ Down Everything Get Pen Program Said Tonight Transcript Want Write]
People write negatives things, cause they feel that's what sells. Good news to them, doesn't sell. Michael Jackson
[ Cause Feel Good Negatives News Sell Sells Them Things Write]
All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things. Bobby Knight
[ Go Grade Greater Learn Most Second Things Us Write]
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters. Neil Innes
[ Many Ones Only Really Songwriters Viv Ways Were]
While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story. Ann Beattie
[ Agree Aspects Even Going Humorous Just Keeps Most Necessarily Pleasant Serious Story Subjects These Things Think While Would Write Writer Writing]
I'd like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did. I'll do that before I'm thirty. Eddie Murphy
[ Before Chaplin Did Direct Exactly Film Produce Score Star Thirty Way Write]
American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous. Don DeLillo
[ American Dangerous Live Margins More Ought Stand Writers]
As a writer, one is busy with archaeology. Michael Ondaatje
[ Archaeology Busy Writer]
The head writer loves that my character is a boor. Rob Corddry
[ Character Head Loves Writer]
I must apologise because I know all writers have memories of being on the outer because it's the children on the side of the playground who become the dangerous writers. Thomas Keneally
[ Apologise Because Become Being Children Dangerous Know Memories Must Outer Playground Side Writers]
So I write melodies - thirty, forty, fifty - then I cast them off until I have just two or three. If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide. Michel Legrand
[ Ask Cast Decide Director Fifty Forty Go Him Just Melodies Needed Off Only See Them Then Thirty Three Two Until Write]
You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults, only better. Maxim Gorky
[ Adults Better Children Must Only Same Way Write]
I had never thought of myself as a dramatist, and, for really good technical results, the thought came too late: a man of letters has become too wordy to write economically for the stage. Laurence Housman
[ Become Came Dramatist Economically Good Had Late Letters Man Myself Never Really Results Stage Technical Thought Too Wordy Write]
IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety, on topics to which we are biased by prejudice, interest, or even principle. Joseph Lancaster
[ Becoming Biased Difficult Even Interest Moderation Prejudice Principle Propriety Speak Topics Which Write]
If you're writing a book that takes place in New York in the moment, you can't not write about 9-11; you can't not integrate it. My main character's view is the Statue of Liberty and the Trade Center. It doesn't have to take over, but it has to be acknowledged. Richard Price
[ Acknowledged Book Center Character Integrate Liberty Main Moment New Over Place Statue Take Takes Trade View Write Writing York]
When I came back to it, we amicably separated from Warner Bros. I just picked up where I left off, trying to write the rest of this record. It took awhile to get out. Joan Jett
[ Awhile Back Bros Came Get Just Left Off Out Picked Record Rest Separated Took Trying Up Warner Where Write]
I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters. John Krasinski
[ Actors Amazing Characters Coolest Each Episodes Follow Fully Instincts Job Level Other Their Things Think Trust Will Write Writers]
I write novels because there is something I don't understand in reality. Manuel Puig
[ Because Novels Reality Something Understand Write]
Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight. Jessica Savitch
[ Age Anyone Autobiographical Best Occurred Presumptuous Record Set Straight Time Work Writes]
Better that you should take the chance of trying something that is close to your heart, you think is what you want to write, and if they do not publish it, put it in your drawer. But maybe another day will come and you will find a place to put that. Gay Talese
[ Another Better Chance Close Come Day Drawer Find Heart Maybe Place Publish Put Should Something Take Think Trying Want Will Write Your]
I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you're recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song. Grandmaster Flash
[ Compose Go Had Hours Into Just Press Recording Scratch Song Songs Studio Takes Up Write]
What I have in advance are people I want to write about and a problem or problems that I see those people encountering and that I want to explore - it all proceeds sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, and scene by scene. Chaim Potok
[ Advance Encountering Explore Paragraph Problem Problems Proceeds Scene See Sentence Those Want Write]
I would teach from nine to four, sleep an hour, and write from six until midnight, night after night. Marguerite Young
[ After Four Hour Midnight Night Nine Six Sleep Teach Until Would Write]
Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs, I figured I had enough credits on it already. Cy Coleman
[ Already Artist Credits Enough Figured Had Since Solo Songs Well Writer]
Artists who write songs... what they're going through usually comes through in their music. Terri Clark
[ Artists Comes Going Music Songs Their Through Usually Write]
My dream was to be known as a writer and to be able to produce at least one book that would be read by people. That dream came true with the publication of my first novel - and all the rest has been a sweet bonus. Robert Cormier
[ Able Been Bonus Book Came Dream First Known Least Novel Produce Publication Read Rest Sweet True Would Writer]
Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad. Wayne Coyne
[ Another Argument Bad Beginning Cat Even His How Knew Legal Much Our Song Songwriter Sounds Stevens Sure Take Would]
I mean, the problem is, I think I'm a great writer. Aaron Eckhart
[ Great Mean Problem Think Writer]
I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music. It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time. It's time for us to do it ourselves and tell it like it is. Dizzy Gillespie
[ Because Been Blacks Doing History Idea Music Now Our Ourselves Tell Think Time Us Whites Write]
I can't write about my greatest mistakes because I've slept with most of them. Arabella Weir
[ Because Greatest Mistakes Most Slept Them Write]
If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying. Jaroslav Seifert
[ Lying Maneuver May Ordinary Person Silent Tactical Writer]
I didn't write songs for a very long time. Martin Gore
[ Long Songs Time Very Write]
For what I wrote that started this whole controversy, I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it. I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker. Gregg Easterbrook
[ Bad Controversy Criticized Deserved Felt Mainly Started Thinker Whole Writer Writing Wrote]
I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose. Richard Attenborough
[ Compose Paint Write]
The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps. Robert Benchley
[ Freelance Man Paid Per Perhaps Piece Word Writer]
The show is different every night, because I never write a setlist. Jewel Kilcher
[ Because Different Every Never Night Show Write]
Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently, and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a book to a local publisher first, which then makes a US edition more likely. Greg Egan
[ Australian Book Boom Easier Edition First Likely Local Makes More New Publisher Publishing Recently Sell Sf Sometimes Then Undergone Us Which Writers]
To tell the truth, I don't read children's books. I'm an adult. I just write them. William Steig
[ Adult Books Children Just Read Tell Them Truth Write]
Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so. Marcus Tullius Cicero
[ Even Nothing Say Write]
But it's for every writer to decide his own pace, and the pace varies with the writer and the work. Donna Tartt
[ Decide Every His Own Pace Varies Work Writer]
To me the only real star of the movie is the writer. And I work with writers very closely, from outline to first draft and on to the seventh draft, whatever it takes. Then my job is to support the director to make the best movie we can. Some producers try to go past them, but my job is to support them. Dino De Laurentiis
[ Best Closely Director Draft First Go Job Make Movie Only Outline Past Producers Real Seventh Some Star Support Takes Them Then Try Very Whatever Work Writer Writers]
I write from the same place I parent, and since becoming a single parent, I have found it difficult, if not impossible, to write anything of length. Dirk Benedict
[ Anything Becoming Difficult Found Impossible Length Parent Place Same Since Single Write]
I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to writers and really put restrictions on them. People don't think your work is quite as universal. James Welch
[ Ethnic Insulting Labels Put Quite Really Regional Restrictions Them Think Universal Work Writers Your]
There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors. Stephen Ambrose
[ Editors Good Many More Out Than Writers]
You've got to write for your audience. John Ratzenberger
[ Audience Got Write Your]
I learn the lines that JK Rowling or whoever writes them, and say them. Michael Gambon
[ Learn Lines Rowling Say Them Whoever Writes]
To this day, I get rewrite offers where they say: 'We feel this script needs work with character, dialogue, plot and tone,' and when you ask what's left, they say: 'Well, the typing is very good.' John Sayles
[ Ask Character Day Dialogue Feel Get Good Left Needs Offers Plot Rewrite Say Script Tone Typing Very Well Where Work]
I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter. So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost. I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart. Diana Ross
[ Act Actress Am First Foremost Heart Interpreter Lead Out Really Sense Songs Songwriter]
I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again - as I always am when I write. Virginia Woolf
[ Again Always Am Mood Myself Now Old Queer Thinking Very Woman Write]
It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as myself should be economical to the point of miserliness with everything he writes. Leslie Charteris
[ Anyone Cause Economical Everything Lazy Myself Point Should Surprise Writes]
The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire. Jeffery Deaver
[ Admire Best Learn Other Study Way Work Writers Writing]
Yes, actually ever since I saw his films and tried to write about them, Sirk's been in everything I've done. Not Sirk himself, but what I've learned from his work. Rainer W. Fassbinder
[ Actually Been Done Ever Everything Films Himself His Learned Saw Since Sirk Them Tried Work Write Yes]
It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me. Mariah Carey
[ Hard Know Someone Talk Write]
It doesn't take me long to write songs. Ben E. King
[ Long Songs Take Write]
And I think a good writer's gonna make it interesting. From the first paragraph it will all be interesting. Just work at it and work at it and work at it. Kurt Loder
[ First Gonna Good Interesting Just Make Paragraph Think Will Work Writer]
Sure, I have advice for people starting to write. Don't. I don't need the competition. Robert B. Parker
[ Advice Competition Need Starting Sure Write]
The first job of a writer is to be honest. Irvine Welsh
[ First Honest Job Writer]
The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children. You can write about your parents when they're gone, but your children are still going to be here, and you're going to want them to come and visit you in the nursing home. Alice Munro
[ Children Come Deep Going Gone Half Here Home Latter Life Material Nursing Parents Personal Still Them Visit Want Write Your]
I think there are some songwriters who are just brilliant who can write and then I think there are some songwriters who can like me I have a problem writing chorus lyrics but I can write a song in a story like that. Charles King
[ Brilliant Chorus Just Lyrics Problem Some Song Songwriters Story Then Think Write Writing]
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. Neil Gaiman
[ Being Between Bored Daydreaming Difference Doing Get Ideas Notice Only Other Time Writers]
There are so many separate selves; no one who writes creatively hasn't felt that. Jeanette Winterson
[ Creatively Felt Hasn Many Selves Separate Writes]
When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books. Elizabeth Moon
[ Because Books Did Fiction Kept Out Short Starting Wanting Well Write]
I can almost always write music; at any hour of the twenty-four, if I put pencil to paper, music comes. John Philip Sousa
[ Almost Always Any Comes Hour Music Paper Pencil Put Twenty-Four Write]
My father was a writer and an acting teacher. Noah Hathaway
[ Acting Father Teacher Writer]
I'm much faster now. When you only have a certain amount of time to write, after a while you learn to use your time well or you stop writing. Alice Hoffman
[ After Amount Certain Faster Learn Much Now Only Stop Time Use Well While Write Writing Your]
Write what you feel. Write because of that need for expression. Dorothy Fields
[ Because Expression Feel Need Write]
But basically, I'm trying to write a fun story. Rob Walton
[ Basically Fun Story Trying Write]
Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece. Nadia Boulanger
[ Attention Cleaning Denied Lack Life Masterpiece Trying Whether Windows Write]
Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel, and it did become the first work of fiction on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list. Terry Brooks
[ Anyway Become Bestseller Books Del Did Fiction First Later List New Novel Paperback Publish Rewrites Several Times Trade Work York]
I write in the mornings. During my down time. Stanley Tucci
[ Down During Mornings Time Write]
Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror where you see a guy in car and then there's the bad guy in the back seat. It's infantile to rely on that for telling a story. That's like going to bed and thinking there's a monster under your bed. It's silly. Sergio Aragones
[ Anyone Back Bad Based Bed Car Going Guy Horror Infantile Kind Monster Rely Seat See Silly Story Telling Then Thinking Under Where Write Your]
Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power... I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right. Ida Lupino
[ Actress Almost Hesitate Hire Impossible Matter Minute Power Right Subject Talented Today Unless Were Woman Writer]
Although I've said a million times that I'm not a horror writer, I do like horror. Dean Koontz
[ Although Horror Million Said Times Writer]
You know, that's kind of the thing, I can't freestyle and I used to always wonder why I couldn't, and when I would try once out of every six months, but I was always a great writer! Bubba Sparxxx
[ Always Every Freestyle Great Kind Know Months Once Out Six Thing Try Used Why Wonder Would Writer]
The main concern of the study is with the outline of a theoretical system. Its minor variations from writer to writer are not a matter of concern to this analysis. Talcott Parsons
[ Analysis Concern Main Matter Minor Outline Study System Theoretical Variations Writer]
I wanted to become a writer. I enjoyed reading as a child. Goh Chok Tong
[ Become Child Enjoyed Reading Wanted Writer]
I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way. Allan Sloan
[ Environment Grew Jokes Puns Sarcasm Talk Up Way Write]
I want to be an honest man and a good writer. James A. Baldwin
[ Good Honest Man Want Writer]
The main engagement of the writer is towards truthfulness; therefore he must keep his mind and his judgement free. Gabrielle Roy
[ Engagement Free His Judgement Keep Main Mind Must Therefore Towards Truthfulness Writer]
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. Ernest Hemingway
[ Best Better Good Long Luck Now Simply Sometimes Than Time Tried Write]
In 1967, the students at San Francisco State invited the poet Amiri Baraka to the campus for a semester. He attracted other influential black writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Ed Bullins, Eldridge Cleaver. What emerged was something we called the community communications program. That's how I got involved; I got involved in a little play. Danny Glover
[ Attracted Black Called Campus Communications Community Ed Emerged Francisco Got How Influential Invited Involved Little Other Play Poet Program San Semester Something State Students Such Writers]
I'm a sensitive guy. If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress and you write a song about it, I'll buy you album. Matthew Perry
[ Album Any Buy Duress Emotional Guy Kind Sensitive Song Woman Write]
A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies. Michael Douglas
[ Actors Best Concerned Even Far Get Going Good Image Lot Movie Movies Own Rewrite Serve Their Want]
I do like to write but I also like to get and out and play. I am losing track of all the Cooper versions that I do - I have one for Iceland, different one over here. Michael Owen Bruce
[ Also Am Cooper Different Get Here Iceland Losing Out Over Play Track Versions Write]
Don't try to write to the trend of the moment. Alan Dean Foster
[ Moment Trend Try Write]
Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry. William Golding
[ Birds Carpentry Daily Job Level Much Nature Novelists Part Push Routine Should Sing Some Stuff Write]
Most writers like to maintain some sort of anonymity. For me, making videos was an assault. Sheryl Crow
[ Anonymity Assault Maintain Making Most Some Sort Videos Writers]
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. Jessamyn West
[ Alone Complete Enemies Family Friends Must Natural Occupation Savage Slightly Society Solitary Sustain Undertaking Uninterrupted Writer Writing]
One tends to write beyond what's needed. James Schuyler
[ Beyond Needed Tends Write]
I've been a screenwriter for twenty-five years. Every one of my books have been optioned for movies and I have written a few of those screenplays. Alice Hoffman
[ Been Books Every Few Movies Screenplays Screenwriter Those Twenty-Five Written Years]
I told him that I can play it if he wanted to write it, and I would be willing to try and go there emotionally. I did not know as an actress if I would be able to get there, because when you feel really deep emotions or pain, you don't want to go back there. Hunter Tylo
[ Able Actress Back Because Deep Did Emotionally Emotions Feel Get Go Him Know Pain Play Really Told Try Want Wanted Willing Would Write]
There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff. Then I've got books of lyrics. I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it... so I don't write a million songs. Christine McVie
[ Able Books Bunch Find Finish Frustrating Got Lyrics Million Record Song Songs Stuff Then Unfinished Whole Write]
I think it would be harder for me not to write comedy because the comic view of things is the one that comes most naturally to me. Richard Russo
[ Because Comedy Comes Comic Harder Most Naturally Things Think View Would Write]
If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully? Virginia Woolf
[ Compared Could Friendly Men Pleasure Private Relations Relationship Secret Truthfully Why Women Write]
The more poetry you have in the head, the more poetry you will understand because you will be getting to the roots of what it is that makes people write poetry at all. Peter Davison
[ Because Getting Head Makes More Poetry Roots Understand Will Write]
What's funny about Jesus' Son is that I never even wrote that book, I just wrote it down. I would tell these stories and people would say, You should write these things down. Denis Johnson
[ Book Down Even Funny Jesus Just Never Say Should Son Stories Tell These Things Would Write Wrote]
I am a Moroccan writer of French expression. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ Am Expression French Writer]
Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening. Herbert Gold
[ Angel Anybody Between Body Child Diverting Grown-Up Hustler Internal Light Listening Scribbling Traffic Wondering Writer]
Overall, we had about 50 meetings where the brothers would say that I couldn't do any solo records, I couldn't write for other people, I couldn't do this and I couldn't do that. These guys were trying to nail my feet to the ground. Sammy Hagar
[ Any Brothers Feet Ground Guys Had Meetings Nail Other Overall Records Say Solo These Trying Were Where Would Write]
How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry. Allen Tate
[ Asked Come Does Happen How Poem Poetry Psychologists Question Where Write]
Write the kind of movie you would want to see, in a genre you love. Douglas Wood
[ Genre Kind Love Movie See Want Would Write]
I'm 82 years old, wherever I go everybody knows me, but here's why... I'm a merchandiser, I'm not just a writer, I stay in every avenue you can think of. Mickey Spillane
[ Avenue Every Everybody Go Here Just Knows Old Stay Think Wherever Why Writer Years]
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. Gore Vidal
[ Books Either Evidence Figures Longer Own Public Read Some Speeches Their Them Today Write]
When he died, Emerson was thought of as the representative American writer par excellence, and his point of view was still so potent that William James was honored to be asked to speak at a centenary celebration. Howard Mumford Jones
[ American Asked Celebration Died Emerson Excellence His Honored James Par Point Potent Representative Speak Still Thought View William Writer]
One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria. V. S. Naipaul
[ Always Comedy Deepest Hysteria Moment Writes]
I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
[ Agenda Any Except Funny Neither Offer Profess Wisdom Worldly Writers]
I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction - I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By following time's arrow, I keep myself sane. Jonathan Lethem
[ Arrow Beginning Book Direction End Following Keep Move Myself Only Rule Sane Simple Straight Through Time Write]
To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. Andre Gide
[ Company Get Go Him His Idea Merely Off Read Says Travel Writer]
My music is so often like a lullaby I write to myself to make sense of things I can't tie together, or things I've lost, or things I'll never have. Stephan Jenkins
[ Lost Lullaby Make Music Myself Never Often Sense Things Tie Together Write]
So there was a constant flow and a thin line there between reality and television and yes, much of what I was experiencing in my real life was also what was going on in the television show to the extent that I had to take writers' advice and from the counselors around. Alan Thicke
[ Advice Also Around Between Constant Counselors Experiencing Extent Flow Going Had Life Line Much Real Reality Show Take Television Thin Writers Yes]
Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or writer can orchestrate or plan; you just hope for it. David E. Kelley
[ Anything Chemistry Executive Hope Just Plan Producer Writer]
Writers are not always right however, but then again, I've been on shows where the actors have complete control and change everything and it's terrible. William Devane
[ Actors Again Always Been Change Complete Control Everything However Right Shows Terrible Then Where Writers]
If you don't have obsessions, don't write. my characters are obsessed. Marguerite Young
[ Characters Obsessed Obsessions Write]
Everything that you read is an influence on everything you write, and you want to draw as many elements into your work as you can. Walter Jon Williams
[ Draw Elements Everything Influence Into Many Read Want Work Write Your]
It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest. Barry Mann
[ Begin Creative Crop Hard Harvest How Someone Song Teach Very Write]
Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use. John O'Hara
[ Could Good Much Owning Put Second Sheets Supply Them Time Typewriter Use Without Yellow]
I don't need all that much - I just need to know who my characters are and what kind of jam they're going to get into, and I'll write myself out of their jam. Richard Price
[ Characters Get Going Into Jam Just Kind Know Much Myself Need Out Their Write]
And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness. T. S. Eliot
[ After Being Books Distracted Dodging Elevation Emptiness Every His Innumerable Own Seeking Silence Too Vain Write]
The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters. William Shenstone
[ Divided Into May Read Think World Write]
What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque. Brendan Francis
[ Author Back Cheque His Likes Most Signature Write]
You need to write on your own and produce your own life. Courtney Love
[ Life Need Own Produce Write Your]
Golf is a game in which you yell "fore," shoot six, and write down five. Paul Harvey Sports
[ Down Five Fore Game Golf Shoot Six Which Write Yell]
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison
[ Been Book Hasn Must Read Really Then Want Write Written Yet]
I did that for 40 years or more. I never had any writer's block. I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter - now, computer - lit up a cigarette. Frederik Pohl
[ Any Block Cigarette Computer Did Down Got Had Lit More Morning Never Now Sat Typewriter Up Writer Years]
I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity. Brian Aldiss
[ Always Am Being Component Identity Integral Part Published Regarded Well Writer]
My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer. John Sebastian
[ Classical Father Mother Musician Writer]
It's too late for that - trying to second guess it. It's over. I'm worried about how to get the kids through school and still write and practice law and take power of attorney. Christopher Darden
[ Attorney Get Guess How Kids Late Law Over Power Practice School Second Still Take Through Too Trying Worried Write]
If you want to write, write it. That's the first rule. And send it in, and send it in to someone who can publish it or get it published. Don't send it to me. Don't show it to your spouse, or your significant other, or your parents, or somebody. They're not going to publish it. Robert B. Parker
[ First Get Going Other Parents Publish Published Rule Send Show Significant Somebody Someone Spouse Want Write Your]
Why the hell can't people just write nice happy stories about people having happy sex? That's what I want, and I bet a whole bunch of other people want it too. Phil Foglio
[ Bet Bunch Happy Having Hell Just Nice Other Sex Stories Too Want Whole Why Write]
I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published. Lynn Abbey
[ Any Being Cast Constrained Fantasy Genre Get Imagine Novel Probably Published Story Writer]
I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure. Nora Roberts
[ Believe Moment Pleasure Read Well Write]
I had a financial page to write in the Mail on Sunday where I'd give tips on shares. I worked there for two and a half years. Nothing compares to the burst of energy felt on a newsroom floor when a big story breaks. Adam Faith
[ Big Breaks Burst Compares Energy Felt Financial Floor Give Had Half Mail Newsroom Nothing Page Shares Story Sunday Tips Two Where Worked Write Years]
I don't see myself as the boss. I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang. Gavin Rossdale
[ Boss Else Feel Lyrics Myself Sang See Sing Somebody Songs Strange Would Write Wrote]
I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette. Antonia Fraser
[ Always Antoinette Biography Had Heart Hearts Marie Planned Realize Write]
The most important thing is to write material that YOU think is funny. If you don't think it's funny, but you're convinced that other people will think it is, well they won't. Mo Rocca
[ Convinced Funny Important Material Most Other Thing Think Well Will Won Write]
If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a monkey? Steven Wright
[ Could Had Million Monkey Write]
A lot of our writers, like Conan O'Brien, moved on to other things. Matt Groening
[ Brien Conan Lot Moved Other Our Things Writers]
I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw, and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer's heart. Sandra Cisneros
[ Ability Am Best Both Closest Community Energy Family Friends Heart How Learning Need Restore Serve Store Think Withdraw Writer]
My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it. David Crosby
[ Actor Affinity Being Business Father Felt Folk Great Know Later More Movie Music Myself Singing Songs Started Than Then Thought Would Write]
Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, I loved your book. Will you write me another one? Kate DiCamillo
[ Another Biggest Book Down Get Hands Kid Letter Loved Saying Thrill Will Write Your]
There's this notion that allows people to create their own collection of songs, so it rewrites what a song is. They may only want 10 seconds of something, or they may only want this particular song, or they want this group of songs. It becomes much more user-controlled. Michael Nesmith
[ Allows Becomes Collection Create Group May More Much Notion Only Own Particular Rewrites Seconds Something Song Songs Their Want]
For me, there is nothing worse than the knowledge that my life holds nothing for me but being a writer. Jean Stafford
[ Being Holds Knowledge Life Nothing Than Worse Writer]
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word. Catherine Drinker Bowen
[ Born Come Healing Nothing Realization Right Upon Word Writer Your]
Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter. Paul Bailey
[ Agent Artistic Authority Blanche Comes Compelled Demon His Necessity Promoter Rather Terrible Than Write Writer Written]
Whether you've done anything wrong or not people will write whatever they want, so it's just a matter of not reading it, not buying into it, and hopefully the people that do read it realise that it's just fictional stories for entertainment. Holly Valance
[ Anything Buying Done Entertainment Fictional Hopefully Into Just Matter Read Reading Realise Stories Want Whatever Whether Will Write Wrong]
Without the faintest possibility of finding a job, I decided to devote myself to literature: it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer. Jose Saramago
[ Decided Devote Faintest Find Finding Job Literature Myself Out Possibility Time Without Worth Writer]
I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat. E. B. White
[ Amendment Assume Cat Editorial First Office Only Over Thought Tripped Writer Your]
I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Employee Evening Government Morning Writer]
Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It's that important, so don't mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write. Nicholas Sparks
[ Above Close Door Drafts Either Ever First Important Impression Letter Mess Mine Most Open Page Pitch Sales Single Took Two Unpublished Up Weeks Will Write Writer]
The trouble with being a ghostwriter or artist is that you must remain rather anonymously without credit. If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator. Bob Kane
[ Anonymously Artist Become Being Cease Credit Ghost Innovator Leader Must Rather Remain Trouble Wants Without]
Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness. Kate DiCamillo
[ Book Books Every Guides Light Other Their Use Well-Written Wilderness Write Writers]
Winning the Pulitzer is wonderful and it's an honor and I feel so humbled and so grateful, but I think that I'll think of it very much as the final sort of final moment for this book and put it behind me along with the rest of the book, as I write more books. Jhumpa Lahiri
[ Along Behind Book Books Feel Final Grateful Honor Humbled Moment More Much Pulitzer Put Rest Sort Think Very Winning Wonderful Write]
In the book, I write about children in first grade who were taught to read by reading want ads. They learned to write by writing job applications. Imagine what would happen if anyone tried to do that to children in a predominantly white suburban school. Jonathan Kozol
[ Ads Anyone Applications Book Children First Grade Happen Imagine Job Learned Predominantly Read Reading School Suburban Taught Tried Want Were White Would Write Writing]
I was never too keen on the British music press. They've called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs. Freddie Mercury
[ British Called Hype Keen Music Never Our Own Press Songs Suggest Supermarket Too Us Used Write]
The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. B. C. Forbes Success
[ Best Done Down Even Failure Him His Level Man May Success Though World Write]
I feel like I want to write some songs and I don't know how to go about doing it. Usually it's the lyrics that are a problem, and I think I am not really cut out to be a lyricist. Mike Gordon
[ Am Cut Doing Feel Go How Know Lyricist Lyrics Out Problem Really Some Songs Think Usually Want Write]
I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland. Fiona Shaw
[ Ireland Love Story Upbringing Would Write]
The best way for a beginner to write for animation is to closely watch animated films, then read the screenplays for them afterwards. Douglas Wood
[ Afterwards Animated Animation Beginner Best Closely Films Read Screenplays Them Then Watch Way Write]
We really try to make sure that the band writes the songs, not just one person. Adam Rich
[ Band Just Make Person Really Songs Sure Try Writes]
You have to write a good score that you feel good about. At least, you're supposed to. But, if the director hates it, it ain't going to be in the movie! Danny Elfman
[ Director Feel Going Good Hates Least Movie Score Supposed Write]
The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers. Jacques Barzun
[ Crime Danger Fiction May More Readers Really Soon Than Threaten Will Writers]
I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality. Ann Beattie
[ Adventure Answers Any Close Home Just Things Very Vitality Write]
It is difficult not to write satire. Juvenal
[ Difficult Satire Write]
Now I say I'm a diarist with an explanation I'll get back to you on. Someday I may try and write in memoir form. Carrie Fisher
[ Back Explanation Form Get May Memoir Now Say Someday Try Write]
I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers. Joseph Fiennes
[ Blood Love Modern New Unknown Works Writers Writing]
I think that as I continue to write, my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative. Christopher Darden
[ Become Continue Controversial Hope More Provocative Think Will Write Writing]
You never write down to the people - you write the best you can with the hope that someone else will feel the same way. William Kraft
[ Best Down Else Feel Hope Never Same Someone Way Will Write]
I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one. Daniel J. Boorstin
[ Ad Any Bad Fool Genius Good Hands His Keep Learned Off Real Takes Write]
I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and, you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate. Rube Goldberg
[ Because Corps Engineer Engineering Graduate Illiterate Know Mining Sort Things Took Write]
But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is. Taylor Hackford
[ Being Cast Contribution Director Film Fit Going Into Literary Off Page Roles Stuff Take Those Writer]
No language is rude that can boast polite writers. Aubrey Beardsley
[ Boast Language Polite Rude Writers]
The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels. Simone de Beauvoir
[ Always Dead Disturbs Novelty Originality Repels Scandalous Shocking Unless Writer]
The profession of the writer has its thorns about which the reader does not dream. Henryk Sienkiewicz
[ Does Dream Profession Reader Thorns Which Writer]
To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science. Hannes Alfven
[ Drama Grand Ignorance Increasingly Knowledge Larger Leads Myth Necessarily Regions Science Space Substitute Time Try Write]
But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still. Ian Hamilton Finlay
[ Allows Am Cannot Choose Close Concrete Feel Given Muse Only Pleased Poetry Still Write]
When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being written really needs no reader. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Being Enjoy Much Myself Needs Reader Really Write Written]
One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen. Robert A. Heinlein
[ Assembling Authority Could Done Happen Highest History Never Pronouncements Reverse Science Solemn Write]
George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers. Ringo Starr
[ Alot Basically Cuz Days First George Getting Go Himself His Independence John Know More Paul Started Things Those Wanted Way Went Were Where Writers Writing]
It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them. Alfred Russel Wallace
[ Accordance Adapted Animals Been Consider Custom Fixed Generally Habits History Instincts Natural Organization Point Specially Structure Take Their Them Writers]
When I began, I thought that the way one should work was to do all the research and then write the book. David McCullough
[ Began Book Research Should Then Thought Way Work Write]
If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. Mickey Spillane
[ Arm Baseball Better Gets Good His Knowledge Lose Loses More Older Player Singer Voice Writer Writes Your]
Which is - you know, like check it out, I'm pretty young, I'm only about 40 years old. I still have maybe another four decades of work left in me. And it's exceedingly likely that anything I write from this point forward is going to be judged by the world as the work that came after the freakish success of my last book, right? Elizabeth Gilbert
[ After Another Anything Book Came Check Decades Exceedingly Forward Four Going Judged Know Last Left Likely Maybe Old Only Out Point Pretty Right Still Success Which Work World Write Years Young]
It's a bit of a crapshoot out there with young writers right now anyway. George Murray
[ Anyway Bit Crapshoot Now Out Right Writers Young]
What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Always Believe Between Constant Hand Interplay Other Reader Reading Relationship Writer Writing]
So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions. Rick Moody
[ Also Books Dark Emotions Find Funny Human Range Really Sometimes Stuff True Want While Whole Writer]
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. Roald Dahl
[ Absolute Become Compensation Fool Freedom His Only Person Writer]
I was inspired to write this book by those who are sceptical of the power of freedom to change the world. Natan Sharansky
[ Book Change Freedom Inspired Power Sceptical Those World Write]
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write. William Makepeace Thackeray
[ Does Know Lying Man Pen Takes Thoughts Thousand Till Up Within Write]
Life is God's novel. Let him write it. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ God Him Life Novel Write]
I have an editor in my head, that's why I can't read Harry Potter, because Rowling is such a lousy writer. Colleen McCullough
[ Because Editor Harry Head Lousy Potter Read Rowling Such Why Writer]
The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible. Orson Scott Card
[ Avoid Career Classes Education Foundation Gave General Knowledge Makes Possible Prepared Stupid Tried Undergraduate Which Writer]
If enough people openly engage in conduct once considered reprehensible, we rewrite the rule book and assume that God, as a good democrat, will go along. James L. Buckley
[ Along Assume Book Conduct Considered Democrat Engage Enough Go God Good Once Openly Reprehensible Rewrite Rule Will]
It's a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life. Amy Tan
[ Because Being Ever Life Luxury Think Writer]
I wouldn't say the world is my parish, but my readers are my parish. And especially the readers that write to me. They're my parish. And it's a responsibility that I enjoy. Andrew Greeley
[ Enjoy Especially Parish Readers Responsibility Say World Write]
First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success. Anne Rice
[ Artistic Book Chance First-Person First-Person Greatest How Know Power Success Way Write]
If you can write it, I can be it. Karen Black
[ Write]
I don't have to write about the future. For most people, the present is enough like the future to be pretty scary. William Gibson
[ Enough Future Most Present Pretty Scary Write]
I wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour. If I have something to write, I prefer to write in the morning until midday, and in the afternoon, I eat. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Afternoon Early Eat Hour Midday Morning Prefer Something Until Up Wake Walk Write]
We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained. Nikki Giovanni
[ Because Believe Cannot Human Should Spirit Tamed Trained Write]
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. Ernest Hemingway
[ Blasting Charges Comes Drilling Easily How Out Perfectly Rock Rule Sometimes Then Write]
I have offices all over the place and I avoid work everywhere. I don't like to write - I like to be finished. Richard Price
[ Avoid Everywhere Finished Offices Over Place Work Write]
There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write. Henry R. Luce
[ Balance Cannot Men Poetry Read Sheets Write]
The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony. John Cheever
[ Adultery American Ball Ceremony Describe Foul Four Hundred Lights Looks Misgivings Out Rain Reaching She Taken Task Under Window Woman Writer]
My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer. Taylor Caldwell
[ Being Laugh Relatives Talked Used Writer]
I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early. Daniel J. Boorstin
[ After Bars Discover Early Open Think Write]
Anyone who claims to be good at lying is obviously bad at lying. Thus - as a writer myself - I cannot comment on whether or not writers are exceptionally good liars, because whatever I said would actually mean its complete opposite. Chuck Klosterman
[ Actually Anyone Bad Because Cannot Claims Comment Complete Exceptionally Good Liars Lying Mean Myself Obviously Opposite Said Thus Whatever Whether Would Writer Writers]
The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon. Robert Benchley
[ Biggest Changing Necessity Obstacle Professional Ribbon Typewriter Writing]
I am an artist and have no right buggering about with verbs and split infinitives, which is what being a writer says to me. Ralph Steadman
[ Am Artist Being Right Says Split Verbs Which Writer]
A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it's not as satisfying in the end. Chaim Potok
[ Difficult End Fiction Figure Front Goes Her Him Much Non-Fiction Pretty Refining Satisfying Shape Work Write Writer]
We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result of good or evil motives. Edward Dahlberg
[ Act Because Difficult Even Evil Good Motives Only Our Recall Result Sins Too Virtuous Well Whether Write]
And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it. Al Franken
[ Able Advantages Being Book Down Easier Fun Funny Go Information Kinds Laugh Lot Make Makes More Often Read Stronger Think Understand Write]
Writers are the lunatic fringe of publishing. Judith Rossner
[ Fringe Lunatic Publishing Writers]
Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish. Shakira
[ Am Challenge English Major Other Preserve Same Songs Songwriters Spanish Spirit Want Wanted Write Writing]
I want to branch out. I want to write. I write poetry. I want to see my children grow up well. Annie Lennox
[ Branch Children Grow Out Poetry See Up Want Well Write]
Write what you like; there is no other rule. O. Henry
[ Other Rule Write]
I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner. Phil Mickelson
[ Appreciate Before Book Come Dinner Every Fall Golf Got Had Holes Last Lunch More Morning Much Our Played Recently Round Showed Since Started Then Thought Three Understand Up Went Working Writers]
Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps. Elizabeth George
[ Accept America Art Because Dying Encouraging Follows Footsteps Form Here Most Necessity Published Talent Their Wisdom Writers Writing]
A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man. Gustave Flaubert
[ Am Man Needed Only Order Superhuman Will Write]
Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy. Irwin Shaw
[ Acceptable Deal Did Ernest Figure Great Hemingway Making Obviously Public Sissy Toward Writer]
In Braille you write your flat sign first and then your note. George Shearing
[ Braille First Flat Note Sign Then Write Your]
It's commonly said that people who've been ill in childhood and who've had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don't look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that's a help. John Keegan
[ Been Childhood Commonly Education Had Help Ill Inclined Look Means Never Other Really Regret Said Upset Way Were World Writer]
To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open. Lillian Smith
[ Believe Future Leave Lives Only Open Our Proved Something Way Yet]
I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life. Wally Lamb
[ Beyond Fiction Get Life Limits Opportunity Own Think Write]
I will say that the prison regime is rather a good one for a writer because you have plenty of time to write. Mary Archer
[ Because Good Plenty Prison Rather Regime Say Time Will Write Writer]
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature. John Steinbeck
[ Any Believe Dedication Does Hold Literature Man Membership Nor Passionately Writer]
I used to want to be a children's writer, because I would have all these great ideas when I was little, and I'd write them and draw them, and turn them into class. Jena Malone
[ Because Children Class Draw Great Ideas Into Little Them These Turn Used Want Would Write Writer]
Maybe I should write 'Tiger Who?' on my cap. Vijay Singh
[ Cap Maybe Should Tiger Write]
When a reporter sits down at the typewriter, he's nobody's friend. Theodore White
[ Down Friend Nobody Reporter Sits Typewriter]
I would say the next imminent hot writers are often the writers from the decade before you were born. Fiona Shaw
[ Before Born Decade Hot Imminent Next Often Say Were Would Writers]
There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world. John Fowles
[ Alternative Common Create Many Need Novelists Reasons Thing Why World Write]
I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker. Conrad Hall
[ Director Filmmaker Myself Think Writer]
Becoming a mother has helped make me a tougher, stronger writer. Jessica Hagedorn
[ Becoming Helped Make Mother Stronger Tougher Writer]
Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet. Sherrod Brown
[ Bill Blind Companies Congress Ends Energy Eye Families Leadership Make Meet Prices Republican Sent Soaring Struggles Trying Turned Working Write]
If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations. Nora Roberts
[ Category Expectations Framework Knowing Reader Write]
Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something. Laurie Anderson
[ Art Assumes Because Better Did Does Learn Lives Make Mean Our Should Something Summarize Teach Thinking Us Very Want Way Writers]
I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs. John Mellencamp
[ Age Because Own Sell Songs Want Way Write]
My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane. Graham Greene
[ Brain Connected Course Does Filling Fingers Forms Fountain Good Hand Never Only Out Pen Pens Plane Two Typewriter]
And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider. Cornelia Funke
[ Dragon Plan Rider Sequel Write]
I don't like political poetry, and I don't write it. If this question was pointing towards that, I think it is missing the point of the American tradition, which is always apolitical, even when the poetry comes out of politically active writers. Diane Wakoski
[ Active Always American Apolitical Comes Even Missing Out Poetry Point Pointing Political Politically Question Think Towards Tradition Which Write Writers]
I don't think poetry is something that can be taught. We can encourage young writers, but what you can't teach them is the very essence of poetry. Robert Morgan
[ Encourage Essence Poetry Something Taught Teach Them Think Very Writers Young]
My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being. Wole Soyinka
[ Being Condition Enlarged Enriches Horizon Human Humanity Listening Music Nothing Opera Painting Poems Reading Seeing Some Struggle Volatile Whatever Which Writers]
I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant. Tim Cahill
[ Anyone Arrogant Creatures Early God-Like Incredibly Never Opinion Say Striving Teenage Told Wanted Were Would Writer Writers Years]
Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink. F. H. Bradley
[ Aphorisms Blood Cold Dull Epigrams Experiences Fixed Heart Ink Into Live Mere Our Turns Write]
I write short stories, and I wrote a play. Rita Dove
[ Play Short Stories Write Wrote]
If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful. Judy Collins
[ Bad Chore Day Days Every Give Good Helpful Indifferent Instance Myself Now Really Said Shameless Song Songs Write Writing]
I talk to Simon, I write to him. I never used to write a diary. But now I'm writing a diary to him. I think it's not just me, but lots of others, family and friends, can still feel him around. Petra Nemcova
[ Around Diary Family Feel Friends Him Just Lots Never Now Others Simon Still Talk Think Used Write Writing]
And I definitely wanted to be a writer, but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources, I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest. Thomas Keneally
[ Become Church Definitely Duty Educational Felt Having Now Parents Priest Resources Those Up Used Wanted Writer]
I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years. Poppy Z. Brite
[ Absolutely Anyone Book Certainly Contained Death Draft Explaining First Hasn Here Honest Incomprehensible Lived Much New Orleans References Several Wanted Without Write Years]
I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I'm writing. Wally Lamb
[ Because Become Character First-Person First-Person Write Writing]
He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah, that I was in town because I'd won this contest. He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit, and started singing 'When it's time to relax, one beer stands clear... ' Arthur Godfrey
[ Asked Because Beer Clear Contest Gonna His Hit Okay Play Relax Said Singing Songwriter Stands Started Then Time Town Won Yeah]
I write books to find out about things. Rebecca West
[ Books Find Out Things Write]
Nobody's going to write a book about me, because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about. Jack K. Cooke
[ Anything Because Book Find Going Nobody Worth Write Writing]
Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read. Ross Perot
[ Action Author Being Contemplation Good Great Greater Living Man Nobler Object Read Than Things Two Worth Worthy Write Writing Written]
I'm a writer. The more I act, the more resistance I have to it. If you accept work in a movie, you accept to be entrapped for a certain part of time, but you know you're getting out. I'm also earning enough to keep my horses, buying some time to write. Sam Shepard
[ Accept Act Also Buying Certain Earning Enough Getting Horses Keep Know More Movie Out Part Resistance Some Time Work Write Writer]
I used to object to being called an Indian writer, and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian, and who happened to write about Indians. James Welch
[ Always Being Called Happened Indian Indians Object Say Used Would Write Writer]
Write what you care about. Sara Paretsky
[ Care Write]
You do get some weirdos, but if there are any nice people out there who want to write to me pleasantly, then they'll get a pleasant reply back! Katie Price
[ Any Back Get Nice Out Pleasant Pleasantly Reply Some Then Want Weirdos Write]
As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning. Neil Gaiman
[ Becoming Concerned Entire Far Get Having Morning Reason Up Writer]
I used to write things for friends. There was this girl I had a crush on, and she had a teacher she didn't like at school. I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way. Stephen Colbert
[ Almost Crush Day Different Every Friends Girl Had Her Him Kill Little Real School She Short Story Teacher Things Used Way Where Would Write]
There's a lot of Latinos right now, a lot of filmmakers and writers that are Latin too. Benicio Del Toro
[ Filmmakers Latin Latinos Lot Now Right Too Writers]
For some reason when I write in cursive, it's easier and flows better for me to read that when I print. Ashley Scott
[ Better Easier Flows Print Read Reason Some Write]
No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more, but your final draft is not the time to try to wring a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge. Lynn Abbey
[ Any Cartridge Draft Few Final More Out Ribbon Sheets Time Try Typewriter Uses Wring Your]
I write with a mouse, because it has no psychological associations or memories or habits associated with it. Fred Frith
[ Associated Associations Because Habits Memories Mouse Psychological Write]
I write, I write, I always write. Tom Araya
[ Always Write]
I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much. Donna Tartt
[ Admire American Essay Finished Just Maxwell Much Very Whose William Work Writer Writing]
When you combine something to say with the skill to say it properly, then you've got a good writer. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Combine Good Got Properly Say Skill Something Then Writer]
I would not want to write something about something I do not think about. Geezer Butler
[ Something Think Want Would Write]
Each book has been different and has been challenging in its own way to write. Jean M. Auel
[ Been Book Challenging Different Each Own Way Write]
Stargate by far is the top of the pile when it comes to Sci-Fi. The quality is great. They have really good writers, production design, lighting, wardrobe. Corin Nemec
[ Comes Design Far Good Great Lighting Pile Production Quality Really Sci-Fi Stargate Top Wardrobe Writers]
Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up in the life of a young professor of English. Beginning in 1968, I started to think, write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics. Edward Said
[ Beginning Caught Completely Directly English Felt Himself Involved June Life Palestinian Politics Professor Renaissance Someone Started Think Travel Until Up War Write Young]
What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window. Burton Rascoe
[ Ever Out Staring Understand Wife Window Working Writer]
Writers are not meant for action. Manuel Puig
[ Action Meant Writers]
We teach young kids from 8 to 14 or 15 about their musical heritage through great songs written by American songwriters. We don't do too many modern composers, although we include songs from Billy Joel and other writers like him. Margaret Whiting
[ Although American Billy Composers Great Heritage Him Include Joel Kids Many Modern Musical Other Songs Songwriters Teach Their Through Too Writers Written Young]
But if you really love to write and you really love to tell stories and you really love to draw, you just have to keep doing it no matter what anybody says. William Joyce
[ Anybody Doing Draw Just Keep Love Matter Really Says Stories Tell Write]
For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them. Tom Glazer
[ Artists Come Commission Having Hundreds Inspiration Inspire Masterpiece Muse Often Persons Say Some Song Symphony Talked Their Them Up Us Waiting Without Would Write Years]
I write longer sentences than most of the others, maybe because I probably like Henry James more than they do. Peter Straub
[ Because Henry James Longer Maybe More Most Others Probably Sentences Than Write]
The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters. Salvatore Quasimodo
[ Characters Exhausts His Imitates Men Novels Possibilities Settles Stories Them Writer]
Freddie and Brian tend to write the majority of the material. John Deacon
[ Brian Freddie Majority Material Tend Write]
I don't intend to simply go away and write my plays and be a good boy. I intend to remain an independent and political intelligence in my own right. Harold Pinter
[ Away Boy Go Good Independent Intelligence Intend Own Plays Political Remain Right Simply Write]
And then we've got Blades of Glory, and we've got Brothers Solomon, and I've got a script in development with this guy Chuck Martin who used to write on Arrested, and, you know, we have a few things in various stages of development. Will Arnett
[ Arrested Blades Brothers Chuck Development Few Glory Got Guy Know Martin Script Solomon Stages Then Things Used Various Write]
If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off. Catherine the Great
[ How Knew Off Read Russians Would Write]
I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs. Roger Waters
[ Ability Always Anybody Apart Books Come Could Divorce Else Falling How Look Love Many Other Released Somebody Songs Then Up Used Ways Wonder Words Write]
What I do not want to write is didactic political tracts. Joan D. Vinge
[ Didactic Political Tracts Want Write]
The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation. Aharon Appelfeld
[ Become Civilization His Individuality Narrow-Minded Situation Tribe Very Voice Western Writer]
I don't call myself a writer. Bruce Boxleitner
[ Call Myself Writer]
Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too. George Murray
[ Fiction Fine Harder Humour Just Keep Line Poetry Reader Respect Think Too Walk Write]
A song that sounds simple is just not that easy to write. One of the objectives of this record was to try and write melodies that continue to resonate. Sheryl Crow
[ Continue Easy Just Melodies Objectives Record Resonate Simple Song Sounds Try Write]
When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "one word at a time." Stephen King
[ Answer Asked How Invariably Time Word Write]
Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty. Herbert Gold
[ Beauty Boils Brought Careers Demands Edge Extract Literature Living Meaning Memories Nerves Nightmares Out Their Truth Writers]
He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads. Charles Caleb Colton
[ Could Heads Himself Ignorant Knows Lecture Men Other Others Profound Very Write]
No writer should minimize the factor that affects everyone, but is beyond control: luck. John Jakes
[ Affects Beyond Control Everyone Factor Luck Minimize Should Writer]
I write in American slang. Norman Spinrad
[ American Slang Write]
The hardest thing was learning to write. I was 13, and the only writing I had done was for Social Studies. It consisted of copying passages right out of the encyclopedia. Tracy Kidder
[ Consisted Copying Done Encyclopedia Had Hardest Learning Only Out Passages Right Social Studies Thing Write Writing]
At least for the people who send me mail about a new language that they're designing, the general advice is: do it to learn about how to write a compiler. Dennis Ritchie
[ Advice Compiler Designing General How Language Learn Least Mail New Send Write]
Sometimes I think my writing sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running. Gene Fowler
[ Left Out Room Running Sometimes Sounds Think Typewriter Walked Writing]
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties. John Irving
[ Actually Casualties Keep Looking Novel Searching Stories Uncover Victims Write Writing]
Movies have influenced all writers, not just thriller writers. Ken Follett
[ Influenced Just Movies Thriller Writers]
Writers spend three years rearranging 26 letters of the alphabet. It's enough to make you lose your mind day by day. Richard Price
[ Alphabet Day Enough Letters Lose Make Mind Rearranging Spend Three Writers Years Your]
On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people. Hu Shih
[ America Announced Begin Classical Experiments Friends July Language More Now Poems Poetry Resolved So-Called Tongue Vulgar Write Writing]
Mysteries I read for fun, so I will probably never write one, for fear of spoiling the fun. Fred Saberhagen
[ Fear Fun Mysteries Never Probably Read Will Write]
A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. Gertrude Stein Art
[ Ears Eyes His Paint Painter Should Write Writer]
No one I know of has ever had this experience-where you had to sit and wait and wait for a DNA test to come back just so you can write the last page of the book. Joseph Wambaugh
[ Back Book Come Dna Ever Had Just Know Last Page Sit Test Wait Write]
An awful lot of thriller writers write women rather badly. So just doing it OK gets a lot of credit. Ken Follett
[ Awful Badly Credit Doing Gets Just Lot Ok Rather Thriller Women Write Writers]
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. Richard Bach
[ Amateur Professional Quit Writer]
I wanted to write a novel. At 12 I knew, I am a writer. I said it to nobody. Peter Bichsel
[ Am Knew Nobody Novel Said Wanted Write Writer]
I was coming back from Tel Aviv recently, and we had forty minutes of bumps. I got so scared I grabbed a paper and pen and put them in my pocket, just in case we crashed and I needed to write a letter from wherever we landed. Daniela Pestova
[ Back Bumps Case Coming Crashed Forty Got Grabbed Had Just Landed Letter Minutes Needed Paper Pen Pocket Put Recently Scared Them Wherever Write]
To write is a humiliation. Edward Dahlberg
[ Humiliation Write]
The thing with being on a series that runs that long is that the writers run out of things to do. Ted Shackelford
[ Being Long Out Run Runs Series Thing Things Writers]
If I loved all the world as I do you, I shouldn't write books to it: I should only write letters to it, and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy. Laurence Housman
[ Books Clumsy Entire Letters Loved Only Should Stage Way World Would Write]
But I can also write in crappy motel rooms, while standing in line, or sitting in the dentist's chair. Augusten Burroughs
[ Also Chair Crappy Dentist Line Motel Rooms Sitting Standing While Write]
I write a lot of lyrics and I'm involved in the producing process, because it's like, if I'm singing it, I want it to be something that I can relate to. Lindsay Lohan
[ Because Involved Lot Lyrics Process Producing Relate Singing Something Want Write]
See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers. John Sladek
[ Answers Background Call Halt Handling Journalism Journalistic Journalists Kept Know Looking Non-Fiction Nor Practised Research See Something Truth Way Write Writing]
The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it. William Golding
[ Book Forget Immediately Knows Meant Probably Should Writer Written Wrote]
I'm just a landscape painter. I look out the window and I see what's going on, and I paint it. While I'm painting it, I also write thoughts about what I see going on out there. William Wiley
[ Also Going Just Landscape Look Out Paint Painter Painting See Thoughts While Window Write]
I wouldn't write a book, because saying the word I over and over again would nauseate me. John Kluge
[ Again Because Book Over Saying Word Would Write]
At the end of 1795 and beginning of 1796, I was ordered to write to the Church ministers. Joanna Southcott
[ Beginning Church End Ministers Ordered Write]
It's very hard to write a song alone. It's only by jamming that you can get a song together. Maurice Gibb
[ Alone Get Hard Jamming Only Song Together Very Write]
From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review. Isaac Asimov
[ Any Bad Bleed Close Copiously Fall Groups Into Observation Review Secretly Those Two Visibly Writers]
The waste basket is the writer's best friend. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ Basket Best Friend Waste Writer]
There's no reason you should write any novel quickly. John Irving
[ Any Novel Quickly Reason Should Write]
Everyone is different, but I'm not standoffish at all. I'm not one of those people who prefer to write a note. I'll walk right up to you and ask you out! Even if the answer's no, I'm totally cool with it. Corbin Bleu
[ Answer Ask Cool Different Even Everyone Note Out Prefer Right Those Totally Up Walk Write]
It's often been said that I'm an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I've never known what to make of that. Ann Beattie
[ Been Cynical Depressing Extremely Known Make Never Often Said Writer]
Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion. Tony Snow
[ Capture Confusion Experiences Express Fear Generally Good Great Higher Joy Longing Love Lust Melody Mere Moods Most Music Obvious Occupies Ought Plane Politics Powerfully Rage Share Through Triumph Writers Yearning Yet]
I had to wait for a long time before I could support myself with writing. However, being a writer is what I have most wanted to be, from the time I was a child. Margaret Mahy
[ Before Being Child Could Had However Long Most Myself Support Time Wait Wanted Writer Writing]
I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into. Jonathan Frakes
[ American Baseball Biographies Condition Contemporary Happened Human Into Jazz Just Literature Sci-Fi Something Write Writers]
Get more women producers, writers, directors. Why should we expect men to do it for us? They can't. Kathleen Turner
[ Directors Expect Get Men More Producers Should Us Why Women Writers]
I'm definitely more influenced by European writers than I am by American writers, there's no doubt about that. Anne Rice
[ Am American Definitely Doubt European Influenced More Than Writers]
I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary. Billy Joel
[ Bad Competent Consider Extraordinary Inept Means Merely Myself Opinion Pianist Singer Songwriter]
By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you'd be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets. Richard Russo
[ America American Culture Front Ignoring Interesting Lot More Sets Sitting Stories Television Unfortunately Were Write Writing]
I believe that it is my job not only to write books but to have them published. A book is like a child. You have to defend the life of a child. George Konrad
[ Believe Book Books Child Defend Job Life Only Published Them Write]
At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded. Irwin Shaw
[ Being Height Hounded Mccarthy Period Were Writers]
I start with the subject matter I want to write about. Then I make a musical base for that and create an atmosphere with the music. Once I've done that, the lyrics come last. Midge Ure
[ Atmosphere Base Come Create Done Last Lyrics Make Matter Music Musical Once Start Subject Then Want Write]
One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need. Piers Anthony
[ Block Muse Need Reason Suffer Summon Wait Writer]
A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ Basically Good Mankind Redeemer Scholar Story Teller Writer]
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings. Alex Cox
[ Conservative English Greatest His Language Lived Poet Politically Probably Reflected Shakespeare Time Very Writer Writings]
I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show. Matthew Ashford
[ Ability Back Coming Enormous Glad Going Good Group Imagination Jim Know Major Part Real Show Small Storytellers Write]
I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up. Lenny Bruce
[ Coroner Essays Going Grow Had Our Ours Own Say School Tough Up Used Won Write]
I read, therefore I'm interested in writers. Philip Kaufman
[ Interested Read Therefore Writers]
Not merely can people like me write things that would never have been printed before but I think an enormously dramatic change has taken place in public opinion, possibly for the wrong reasons. Anthony Holden
[ Been Before Change Dramatic Enormously Merely Never Opinion Place Possibly Printed Public Reasons Taken Things Think Would Write Wrong]
The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Art Doubts His Own Questions Story Values Writer]
I think for a young journalist, it's better to write for the Web at the moment than it is for print. Tina Brown
[ Better Journalist Moment Print Than Think Web Write Young]
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness. Otto von Bismarck
[ Declaration Even Observes Polite Politeness Rules War Write]
So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write something that does not express the film as the director wishes. It's still their ball game. It's their show. I think any successful composer learns how to dance around the director's impulses. Danny Elfman
[ Any Around Ball Becomes Composer Dance Director Does Exercise Express Film Futility Game How Impulses Learns Show Something Still Successful Their Think Wishes Write]
The charms of women were never more powerful never inspired such achievements, as in those immortal periods, when they could neither read nor write. Hannah Cowley
[ Achievements Charms Could Immortal Inspired More Neither Never Nor Periods Powerful Read Such Those Were Women Write]
I usually write about ordinary people and ordinary things, but Paul Farmer is the least ordinary person I've ever met... He's the leader of a small group of people who hope to cure a sick world, and I hope my book can help in some small way. Tracy Kidder
[ Book Cure Ever Farmer Group Help Hope Leader Least Met Ordinary Paul Person Sick Small Some Things Usually Way World Write]
I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living. So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care. Christopher Darden
[ Am Book Buy Care Earn Foster Go Just Kids Little Living Man Middle-Aged Struggling Trying Two Will Writer]
You're in the business - when you're a writer, producer, director - to get ratings. Norman Lear
[ Business Director Get Producer Ratings Writer]
I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project. Douglas Wood
[ Concerned Find Getting Imposing Judgements More Original Own Project Rather Sensibility Strengthen Subjective Tastes Than Their Them Voice Writers]
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true. John Steinbeck
[ Believe Doing Even Hold Illusion Important Knows Most Must Thing True World Writer]
When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair. Alfred Kazin
[ Affair His Love Talking Talks Work Writer]
It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook. Anton Chekhov
[ Cook Easier Socrates Than Woman Write Young]
One of the things that has always motivated me to write is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way, so that it doesn't cause me any serious pain by staying inside. Carly Simon
[ Always Any Cause Desire Get Inside Look Motivated Objective Out Pain Serious Staying Things Way Write]
I wouldn't totally rule out doing Letterman or the Tonight Show if I had a set that I just happened to write that I thought was funny but was still appropriate for network censors. But I'm not going to go out of my way. Joe Rogan
[ Appropriate Censors Doing Funny Go Going Had Happened Just Letterman Network Out Rule Set Show Still Thought Tonight Totally Way Write]
I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers. Elaine Paige
[ Abba Because Had Hoping Idea Known Much Music Musical Obviously Pop Pretty Remember Said Telling Thought Tim Very Were Which Wild Would Writers Writing]
I can write anywhere. Jim Harrison
[ Anywhere Write]
I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter. There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters, but I don't think I'm in the club. What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good, and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well. Alex Chilton
[ Accompany Arrange Being Club Fairly Good Myself Never Other Perform Pretty Sing Sometimes Songwriter Songwriters Think Thought Ton Well]
My table is now brightly, now dimly lighted. Its temperature varies. It may receive an ink stain. One of its legs may be broken. It may be repaired, polished, and replaced part by part. But, for me, it remains the table at which I daily write. Ernst Mach
[ Brightly Broken Daily Dimly Ink Legs Lighted May Now Part Polished Receive Remains Repaired Replaced Stain Table Temperature Varies Which Write]
I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring themselves to write about it. A writer has to draw blood. Robert Morgan
[ Barely Blood Bring Draw Getting Just Know Painful Scene Somewhere Students Tell Themselves Will Write Writer]
For years, I sort of would try to write a story that somehow fit the title. And I don't think it happened for maybe another four years that I actually thought of a story, the plot of a story that corresponded to that phrase. Jhumpa Lahiri
[ Actually Another Corresponded Fit Four Happened Maybe Phrase Plot Somehow Sort Story Think Thought Title Try Would Write Years]
Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that, but his forte is lyrics. He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on, and sometimes he comes up with something really nice. Jerry Garcia
[ Comes Forte Hang His Hunter Lyrics Melody Nice Really Serviceable Something Sometimes Stuff Up Write]
It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters. Helen Slater
[ Acoustic Bit Could Courage Guess Kind Love May Melodic Most Music Part Place Popular Songwriters Think Those Took]
In private some critics have come up to me afterwards and told me they honestly enjoyed the movie. Then they'd tell me that they're still going to have to write it up negatively. Joe Pantoliano
[ Afterwards Come Critics Enjoyed Going Honestly Movie Negatively Private Some Still Tell Then Told Up Write]
If people would write exactly what I wanted to read I wouldn't feel so compelled to write myself. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Compelled Exactly Feel Myself Read Wanted Would Write]
I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the destination and got off the train. He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person, but I'm not a nationalist. Clarence Thomas
[ Certainly Destination Excellent Good Got Halfway Juan Nationalist Off Person Short Stopped Think Train Writer]
I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts. Joseph Haydn
[ Care Composed Efforts Great Never Quick Writer]
I've always felt that life is a novel, and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you. It's up to you to write the ending, ultimately. Lynn Johnston
[ Always Ending Felt Life Novel Part Ultimately Up Write Written]
My assignment is what every writer's assignment is: tell the truth of his own time. Leslie Fiedler
[ Assignment Every His Own Tell Time Truth Writer]
A very wise author once said that a writer writes for himself, and then publishes for money. I write for myself and publish just for the reader. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Author Himself Just Money Myself Once Publish Publishes Reader Said Then Very Wise Write Writer Writes]
Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country, so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Because Cannot Choice Country Exile Exiled Myself Return See Well Write Writer]
I like to be alone so I can write. But focus can hurt you. I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age. James Ellroy
[ Age Alone Casualty Early Focus Hurt Middle Some Stress Want Write]
I'm not too fond of the hard work and the constant battle with self-doubt that goes on when I write, but I figure that's part of the territory. Robert Sheckley
[ Battle Constant Figure Fond Goes Hard Part Self-Doubt Territory Too Work Write]
And you find as a writer there are certain spots on the planet where you write better than others, and I believe in that. And New Orleans is one of them. Jimmy Buffett
[ Believe Better Certain Find New Orleans Others Planet Spots Than Them Where Write Writer]
I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it. Hilaire Belloc
[ Am Book Crusades Dull Scarcely Write Writing]
I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can't do it. Ernest Hemingway
[ Because Critics God Never Only Think Though Write]
If you can write DNA, you're no longer limited to 'what is' but to what you could make. Drew Endy
[ Could Dna Limited Longer Make Write]
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. Kitty O'Neill Collins
[ Advice Down Him Loves Present Though Write]
An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. Irwin Shaw
[ Ability Absolutely Almost Both Equipment Hands Himself Inflicts Necessary Out Part Punishment Stand Talent Under Up Upon World Writer]
Well, when I was 13, for my bar mitzvah I received my first typewriter. And that was special. R. L. Stine
[ Bar First Mitzvah Received Special Typewriter Well]
Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn't go wrong. I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia. Piers Anthony
[ Assuming Because Call Different Distrust Done Folk Go Good Healthy How Indeed Know Movie Paranoia Princess Rose Should Something Think Tv Way Will Writers Wrong]
The great thing about being a writer is that you are always recreating yourself. Martin C. Smith
[ Always Being Great Recreating Thing Writer Yourself]
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange. Nick Cave
[ Always Art Beautiful Compliment Exchange Greatest Happy Hear Inspires Most Painters Reward Should Very Work Writers]
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any. Russell Baker
[ Any Fit Never Notion Only Real Require Rested Solely Suspicion Thing Work Would Writer Writing]
Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them. Catherine Drinker Bowen
[ Always Change Characters Choose Count Friends Handed Ill Make Mistakes Never Seldom Self-Contained Their Them Those Trouble Unhappy Writers]
The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination. Alexander Cockburn
[ Imagination Lost Seeks Travel Valleys World Writer]
If you write something the White House doesn't like, they take you in and say, 'If you ever write something like you did today, nobody from the White House will ever talk to you again,' Ron Suskind
[ Again Did Ever House Nobody Say Something Take Talk Today White Will Write]
Then in my early teens, when the home computer bubble was blowing, I had one of the first, an Acorn Atom, and used to write primitive adventures on that. Graham Nelson
[ Acorn Adventures Atom Blowing Bubble Computer Early First Had Home Primitive Teens Then Used Write]
I'd always liked to write, but I never wanted to be a writer, because it seemed a sissy occupation. It is. To this day, I find it terribly easy. And so, rather than trying to hunt up a text, I just wrote one. Daniel Pinkwater
[ Always Because Day Easy Find Hunt Just Liked Never Occupation Rather Seemed Sissy Terribly Text Than Trying Up Wanted Write Writer Wrote]
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words. John Fowles Poetry
[ Ones Poems Poets Simply Words Write]
As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos. Nicholas Meyer
[ Budget Control Director Egos Everything Give Hand Leaves Limited Manuscript Once Page Put Reader Weather Words Writer Your]
I know great songwriters. Fred Neil would come up when he was in L.A., we all used to hang out. He would sit there and sing, and we would just melt. I mean, we would go to his recording sessions. Barry McGuire
[ Come Fred Go Great Hang His Just Know Mean Melt Neil Out Recording Sessions Sing Sit Songwriters Up Used Would]
Unfortunately, most of the songs that I write I don't write them with guitar in mind. I just write it as a song and that was probably one of the ones that left an opening for it. The song's all right, I wouldn't choose to sing it now. Roy Wood
[ Choose Guitar Just Left Mind Most Now Ones Opening Probably Right Sing Song Songs Them Unfortunately Write]
Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile. Sinclair Lewis
[ Become Compulsion Every Obedient Polite Put Safe Sterile Upon Writers]
If you want to write the next great novel, but you think, No, this won't work because no one will buy it or it won't be any good, then you talk yourself out of taking a risk. John Tesh
[ Any Because Buy Good Great Next Novel Out Risk Taking Talk Then Think Want Will Won Work Write Yourself]
I have always been a writer of letters, and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing a book in the form of letters, I knew that I could do it quickly and easily. Laurence Housman
[ Always Been Book Could Easily First Form Knew Letters Long Ones Quickly Thought Writer Writing]
I've been taking longer to write stories lately. Greg Egan
[ Been Lately Longer Stories Taking Write]