Quotations that match 'writing'.

I think the hardest part of writing is revising. And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to create the piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it. Chaim Potok
[ Away Chip Create Figure Find Following Hardest Marble Mean Novelist Part Piece Revising Then Think Writing]
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]
I've lost track of the number of people who want to be writers but never actually write anything. Talking about writing, dreaming about writing, can be very fun, but it won't get a book written. You've got to write. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Actually Anything Book Dreaming Fun Get Got Lost Never Number Talking Track Very Want Won Write Writers Writing Written]
Writing has never been a driving force within me. Jeffrey Combs
[ Been Driving Force Never Within Writing]
This was totally influenced by me and the direction that I am writing about and the stuff that I am writing about. There is just no way that you can be as intense as what I have been through in my life over a drum beat machine, sample, or loop; it's just not going to happen. Vanilla Ice
[ Am Beat Been Direction Drum Going Happen Influenced Intense Just Life Loop Machine Over Sample Stuff Through Totally Way Writing]
If you have a craftsman's command of the language and basic writing techniques you'll be able to write - as long as you know what you want to say. Jeffery Deaver
[ Able Basic Command Craftsman Know Language Long Say Techniques Want Write Writing]
My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes. Very random and similar to automatic writing. Brian Eno
[ Automatic Generated Lyrics Peculiar Processes Random Similar Various Very Writing]
Novel writing is far and away the most exhausting work I know. C. S. Forester
[ Away Exhausting Far Know Most Novel Work Writing]
This means I must pay close attention to the writing, but equally so to the scientific background - which sometimes means doing fairly involved calculations. Stanley Schmidt
[ Attention Background Calculations Close Doing Equally Fairly Involved Means Must Pay Scientific Sometimes Which Writing]
The only joy I had was writing what was. That book was. It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that. But it is my story as I was then. Mary MacLane
[ Book Had Joy Longer Only Story Then Things Writing Wrote]
I'd be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right. Stephen Collins
[ Again Happy Right Star Trek Writing]
I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing. Thomas Haden Church
[ Actor Certainly Directing Drifted More Then Towards Writing]
The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing. Neale Donald Walsch
[ Been Better Books Bring Called Calling End Fact New Next Series Spirituality Will Writing]
Writing good ads is easy when you have something to say. Roy H. Williams
[ Ads Easy Good Say Something Writing]
In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes. I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing. Mary Garden
[ After Almost Always Anything Back Constant Did Few Find Finger Give Hankering Keyboard Mind Minutes Other Paper Pen Put Something Stopped Things Tracks Up Way Write Writing Yearning]
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]
Writing is always personal in some way but not always in a direct way. Suzanne Vega
[ Always Direct Personal Some Way Writing]
Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations. Raymond Chandler
[ Anyway Critical Cut Destroys Dishonest Emotions Half Ideas Most Oblivion Power Sensations Short Terms Think Thinking Writing]
My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Angeles Band Current Los Playing Population Project Rehearsing Writing]
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves. Don Marquis
[ Get Lips Move Persons Read Reading Rich Sort Their Themselves Thing Want Write Writing]
Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema. Mary Garden
[ Being Book Cornered Drawn Enema Forced King Long Mental Out Reading Stephen Writing]
I really was a fan of his and always have been - his writing especially, you know? I think people a lot of times overlook that part, because he kind of got into that party character so heavy. Alan Jackson
[ Always Because Been Character Especially Fan Got Heavy His Into Kind Know Lot Overlook Part Party Really Think Times Writing]
I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward. Seamus Heaney
[ Always Associated Joy Lift Moment Reward Unexpected Writing]
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]
But I'm so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it's just so slow, I'm so terribly slow using it. Jack Vance
[ Because Blind Computer Computers Find Hard Just Slow Speaks Terribly Using Writing]
It's really hard to say how long the show will last and will continue. I hope it lasts for a very long time. As long as kids watch it, anyway. But beyond this, sure, I would love to be doing film. I'd love to be doing more theater and perhaps even writing. Steve Burns
[ Anyway Beyond Continue Doing Even Film Hard Hope How Kids Last Lasts Long Love More Perhaps Really Say Show Sure Theater Time Very Watch Will Would Writing]
The first is that instead of writing a sequel, which is what most people do, this is in fact a prequel. Although we didn't know that when we began the process. James Collins
[ Although Began Fact First Instead Know Most Prequel Process Sequel Which Writing]
The more interesting the 9-to-5 work is, the more it takes away from my real work, which is writing. Judith Rossner
[ Away Interesting More Real Takes Which Work Writing]
There are some good songs, but not the kind of song-writing that I remember, that I like. Springsteen still does it. Paul Simon, and there are also good writers, but that doesn't dominate the charts. Jackie DeShannon
[ Also Charts Does Dominate Good Kind Paul Remember Simon Some Songs Springsteen Still Writers]
When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person. Daphne du Maurier
[ First Must Novel Person Writing]
I've grown tremendously as an actor by being there. It is comic writing the likes of which I don't know that I'll ever see again and it's been a great, great experience. Matt LeBlanc
[ Actor Again Been Being Comic Ever Experience Great Grown Know Likes See Tremendously Which Writing]
I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction. Elizabeth Moon
[ Fiction Finishing Writing]
A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much. Irwin Shaw
[ Editor Good Meddle Much Talking Too Understands Writing]
I'm working seven days a week in the fall. I couldn't possibly keep that up. This is only for the fall. In the last couple of years I've tended to do most of my serious writing in the winter, when there's nothing going on with football. Gregg Easterbrook
[ Couple Days Fall Football Going Keep Last Most Nothing Only Possibly Serious Seven Tended Up Week Winter Working Writing Years]
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. W. H. Auden
[ Art Culture Earn Fact His Money More Much Our Poet Practicing Sad Talking Than Writing]
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. Anna Quindlen
[ Along Bad Beach Blank Change Could Crossed Darkness Endlessly Life Miles Mind Never Night Out Person Read Searching Someone Step Verse Walked Wonderful Would Writing]
Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels. Piers Anthony
[ Always Anticipation Channels Considerable Details Different Flow General Mean Normally Out Start Summary Then Within Work Writing]
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself. Truman Capote
[ Born Does Fine Just Knowing Laws Learn Light Music Painting Perspective Rearrange Rules Shade Suit Them Then Writing Yourself]
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. Anais Nin
[ Come Desk Ideas Living Midst Usually Writing]
Writing is finally play, and there's no reason why you should get paid for playing. Irwin Shaw
[ Finally Get Paid Play Playing Reason Should Why Writing]
While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area. Jerry B. Jenkins
[ Area Biographies Book Books Doors Editor Established Etc Executive First Magazine Opened Publisher Publishing Really Seven Sports Stars Three Were While Writing]
I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing. So far it hasn't been a problem. Fred Saberhagen
[ Afflicts Ample Been Block Far Hasn Income Mainly Outside Problem Some Source Stable Suspect Writer Writing]
Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate lobbyists writing our laws. Marty Meehan
[ Corporate End Laws Lobbying Lobbyists Must Our Practice Real Reform Writing]
I have a weird life because I live on songwriting royalties, which are a strange income. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn't. Joe Strummer
[ Because Income Life Live Rains Royalties Sometimes Songwriting Strange Weird Which]
In writing music, the structure of each piece is a very important factor. Leo Ornstein
[ Each Factor Important Music Piece Structure Very Writing]
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]
Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics. Mickey Spillane
[ America Became Books Captain Comic Comics Famous First Guys Later Lee Marvel Oh Stan Writing Wrote Yeah]
I don't think there's much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there's some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don't bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun. Peter Singer
[ Book Bother Find Go Improve Island Lie Much Otherwise Point Some State Sun Think Tropical Unless Way World Writing]
Yeah, I came in at the end of the Notorious album, played on about five tracks and then we went on a tour. Then we did another album, Big Thing, and then we started writing songs together in 1989. Warren Cuccurullo
[ Album Another Big Came Did End Five Notorious Played Songs Started Then Thing Together Tour Tracks Went Writing Yeah]
The strangest thing that human speech and human writing can do is create a metaphor. That is an amazing leap, is it not? Dennis Potter
[ Amazing Create Human Leap Metaphor Speech Strangest Thing Writing]
But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging. Warren Zevon
[ Arranging Between Line Songwriting Thin]
That element of surprise is what I look for when I am writing. It is my way of judging what I am doing - which is never an easy thing to do. V. S. Naipaul
[ Am Doing Easy Element Judging Look Never Surprise Thing Way Which Writing]
No no there wasn't any planned 14th season, we all saw the writing on the wall. The ratings had been going down and so fourth, that curve goes on every show and in everybody's life. Larry Hagman
[ Any Been Curve Down Every Everybody Fourth Goes Going Had Life Planned Ratings Saw Season Show Wall Writing]
Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them. Octavia Butler
[ Always Had Novels Them Wanted Well Write Writing Wrote]
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. William Strunk, Jr.
[ Concise Contain Drawing Lines Machine Paragraph Parts Reason Same Sentence Sentences Should Unnecessary Vigorous Words Writing]
You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really. Iain Banks
[ Ability Double Really Say Saying Skill Something Then Worth Writing]
Also, if nothing else, writing this book has really changed the way I experience bookstores. I have a whole different appreciation for the amount of work packed into even the slimmest volume on the shelves. Jesse James Garrett
[ Also Amount Appreciation Book Bookstores Changed Different Else Even Experience Into Nothing Packed Really Shelves Volume Way Whole Work Writing]
And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative. Sharron Angle
[ Conclusions Conservative Constitution Country Draw Fathers Fiscally Founding Great Look Made Might Our Socially Their Things Those Truly Were Writings]
While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine was the result of economic mismanagement but during the research I realised that it was something more sinister. Jung Chang
[ During Economic Famine Mismanagement More Realised Research Result Sinister Something Swans Thought While Wild Writing]
I can't tell you exactly how I found it. It was just a process of writing a lot of stories and reading a lot of stories that I admired and just working and working until the sentences sounded right and I was satisfied with them. Jhumpa Lahiri
[ Admired Exactly Found How Just Lot Process Reading Right Satisfied Sentences Sounded Stories Tell Them Until Working Writing]
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. E. L. Doctorow
[ Driving Far Fog Headlights Make Night Only See Trip Way Whole Writing Your]
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]
The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets - an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages. Fredric Jameson
[ Achievement Aid Clauses Dominance Effort End Films Foreign Generally Home Into Made Markets Massive Packages Politically Pushed Second Secure Since States Treaties United Various War World Writing]
Now the writing in the head, I definitely do every day, thinking about how I want to phrase something or how I'd like to rephrase something I've already written. Stanley Crouch
[ Already Day Definitely Every Head How Now Phrase Something Thinking Want Writing Written]
I like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds. Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling. Writing feels like exploring. David Brin
[ Adding Backgrounds Characters Depth Develop Erupt Exploring Feeling Feels Fresh Implications Plot Story Surprised Twists Unfolds Writing]
Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own. Terry Brooks
[ Alligators Connection Deal Distant Fantasy Florida Great Imagine Lets Make More Own Places Say Tell Than Things Write Writing Your]
I have grown in my writing and I care about it now and I know how important it is to write stuff. Charles King
[ Care Grown How Important Know Now Stuff Write Writing]
Writing doesn't come easily to me. It gets more and more difficult. Elizabeth David
[ Come Difficult Easily Gets More Writing]
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway
[ Bleed Down Nothing Sit Typewriter Writing]
I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce, just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels. Patrick White
[ Bad Continued Did Early Fortunately Just Nobody Novels Plays Produce Publishing Unkindness Which Would Writing]
I lost that excitement I had when I first started out. It was all about the need to just get a job, and so I found the joy again when I was writing Deuce Bigelow. I was laughing so hard and along with my writing partner at the time, simply laughing until we cried. Rob Schneider
[ Again Along Cried Excitement First Found Get Had Hard Job Joy Just Laughing Lost Need Out Partner Simply Started Time Until Writing]
I wrote the first book, Harvest of Stars, and as I was writing it, I saw that certain implications had barely been touched on... It's perfectly obvious that two completely revolutionary things are going on, with cybernetics, and biological science. Poul Anderson
[ Barely Been Biological Book Certain Completely First Going Had Harvest Implications Obvious Perfectly Revolutionary Saw Science Stars Things Touched Two Writing Wrote]
I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge. Herman Wouk
[ Artistic Challenge Humor Regard Supreme Writing]
I'm not so presumptuous to feel that they're gonna get it right away, get exactly what I have in mind. I hope that they'll enjoy looking at it at any rate, whatever it is. And that's why I started writing stories on my work. Faith Ringgold
[ Any Away Enjoy Exactly Feel Get Gonna Hope Looking Mind Presumptuous Rate Right Started Stories Whatever Why Work Writing]
Universal literacy was a 20th-century goal. Before then, reading and writing were skills largely confined to a small, highly educated class of professional people. Hugh Mackay
[ Before Class Confined Educated Goal Highly Largely Literacy Professional Reading Skills Small Then Universal Were Writing]
Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work. Paddy Chayefsky
[ Anything Art Artists Say Stop Talk Think Thinking Work Writers Writing Young]
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well. Henri Frederic Amiel
[ Affirming Draw Examine Into Look Observe Ourselves Pumping Relating Showing Teach Teaching Think Water Well Writing]
I've been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people. Tanith Lee
[ Been Complex Criticised Manner Too Writing Younger]
Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote. H. C. Bunner
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shake Things Writing]
I spend a lot of time writing in New York. Keren Ann
[ Lot New Spend Time Writing York]
It is always pleasant to learn that someone takes an interest in a work which one enjoyed writing. James Schuyler
[ Always Enjoyed Interest Learn Pleasant Someone Takes Which Work Writing]
The pleasure that I take in writing gets me interested in writing a poem. It's not a statement about what I think anybody else should be doing. For me, it's an interesting tension between interior and exterior. Marilyn Hacker
[ Anybody Between Doing Else Exterior Gets Interested Interesting Interior Pleasure Poem Should Statement Take Tension Think Writing]
I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film. Todd Barry
[ Another Cd Film Finish Make Release Screenplay Short Want Writing Year]
Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day. William Allingham
[ Day Each Learning More Nothing Say Writing]
The main reason he wanted to be a recording artist was because it gives you much more freedom in your writing. You only have to please the artist and the artist is you so you can be more daring and experimental. Cynthia Weil
[ Artist Because Daring Experimental Freedom Gives Main More Much Only Please Reason Recording Wanted Writing Your]
What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh. Pete Townshend
[ Always Back Because Character Desire Exposure Father Jewish Kind Laugh Make Music Part Songwriting Theatrical Took Upbringing]
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 am never going to write for the sake of writing. Emma Lazarus
[ Am Going Never Sake Write Writing]
It's much like writing a screenplay with someone else and that's how we view it, I think. Christopher Darden
[ Else How Much Screenplay Someone Think View Writing]
My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened, learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together. Boz Scaggs
[ Became Borrowed Complex Learned Listened More Music Put Songwriting Stole Style Together]
It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I've got it down I don't it is a constant struggle. Christine Lavin
[ Believe Business Constant Down Goals Got Losing Person Same Setting Sight Songs Songwriter Struggle Think Time Trying Writing Your]
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]
Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for intense feelings. Carol Ann Duffy
[ Deal Feelings Find Images Intense Language Poets Trying Writing]
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live. Theodor Adorno
[ Becomes Homeland Live Longer Man Place Writing]
Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature. Michael P. Anderson
[ Advantage Everything Growing Had Interest Interested Kids Literature Most Music Sciences Take Tried Up Very Wide Writing]
We collaborate on everything. I'm involved in the writing and pre-production. There's a whole bunch of people who keep in touch at every step about everything. Jay Roach
[ Bunch Collaborate Every Everything Involved Keep Pre-Production Step Touch Whole Writing]
I've done that quite often, but I've got to be quite honest... as much as you would want to only do one at a time, sometimes projects overlap and there's nothing you can do. Sometimes you to have begin writing a new project just as you're finishing off another. Trevor Rabin
[ Another Begin Done Finishing Got Honest Just Much New Nothing Off Often Only Overlap Project Projects Quite Sometimes Time Want Would Writing]
I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was writing arrangements for singers and everybody. But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home. Quincy Jones
[ Arrangements Away Course Dry Everybody Get Got Home Music Really Scholarship Seattle Singers Too University Wanted Writing]
In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it. Alex Haley
[ Could Find Good Much Praise Tried Writing]
Every writer I know has trouble writing. Joseph Heller
[ Every Know Trouble Writer Writing]
Whether it's string writing or whatever, I try to write for what each instrumentalist can do best. Chuck Mangione
[ Best Each String Try Whatever Whether Write Writing]
I feel sorry for people who have to edit me. Which is why book writing is by far the most enjoyable. Really the only thing it's based on is whether it's good or not. No book editor, in my experience, is getting a manuscript and try to rewrite it. Chuck Klosterman
[ Based Book Edit Editor Enjoyable Experience Far Feel Getting Good Manuscript Most Only Really Rewrite Sorry Thing Try Whether Which Why Writing]
I have likened writing a novel to going on a journey, with some notion of the destination I will arrive at, but not the whole picture - which emerges gradually as a series of revelations, as the journey goes along. Rose Tremain
[ Along Arrive Destination Emerges Goes Going Gradually Journey Likened Notion Novel Picture Revelations Series Some Which Whole Will Writing]
I identified in a very deep way with the individuals I was writing about because the theme that runs through this story is of extraordinary hardship and the will to overcome it. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Because Deep Extraordinary Hardship Identified Individuals Overcome Runs Story Theme Through Very Way Will Writing]
I'm trying to put more elements of the essay into my writing. Ryszard Kapuscinski
[ Elements Essay Into More Put Trying Writing]
When I first started writing, I was in advertising at the time, I was doing most of my writing on weekends. I had studied most of the other series heroes and I figured it would be fun for mine to be different and put him in and around water. So I dreamed up Dirk Pitt. Clive Cussler
[ Advertising Around Different Doing Dreamed Figured First Fun Had Heroes Him Mine Most Other Pitt Put Series Started Studied Time Up Water Weekends Would Writing]
Writing with you is the only thing that keeps me alive. David Hackworth
[ Alive Keeps Only Thing Writing]
It can get a little costly if you try and leave it until then to write songs. But you're writing all the time. You're collecting songs. I've had songs that have been collected over a two-year period for my next record. Keith Urban
[ Been Collected Collecting Costly Get Had Leave Little Next Over Period Record Songs Then Time Try Until Write Writing]
When I'm writing a song, it gives me more actual pleasure to hear someone else sing it than do it meself. Shane MacGowan
[ Actual Else Gives Hear More Pleasure Sing Someone Song Than Writing]
I'm not in it for the money. I like music. I love to write music. I can't imagine myself not playing or singing or writing. It would just drive me crazy if I didn't. Paul Simon
[ Crazy Drive Imagine Just Love Money Music Myself Playing Singing Would Write Writing]
In writing and politicking, it's best not to think about it, just do it. Gore Vidal
[ Best Just Think Writing]
Acting is playing - it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream. Billy Bob Thornton
[ Acting Actually Being Dream Game Going Kids Longs Myself Need Other Out Part Playground Playing Room Satisfies Sit Writing]
We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past. Robert Falcon Scott
[ Another Death Difficult Endure Englishmen Ever Fortitude Great Hardships Help Journey Meet Own Past Regret Sake Shown Weak Which Writing]
If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire must be not to write. Hugh Prather
[ Accompanied Actual Desire Must Then Write Writing]
I don't really read as much as I used to. A lot of what I was looking for as an escape I find in writing. And the other thing is that I don't want to get into someone else's language when I'm working. Alice Hoffman
[ Else Escape Find Get Into Language Looking Lot Much Other Read Really Someone Thing Used Want Working Writing]
I have two ideas for novels at the moment, neither of them all that conventional, but I'm not ready to choose between them yet, let alone settle down to the process of writing. Jonathan Coe
[ Alone Between Choose Conventional Down Ideas Moment Neither Novels Process Ready Settle Them Two Writing Yet]
When I'm writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I'm doing it, as I'm writing it. Quentin Tarantino
[ Analytical Doing Get Something Try Writing]
The best thing about writing programs is that it rationalized the apprenticeship of a writer. Russell Banks
[ Apprenticeship Best Programs Rationalized Thing Writer Writing]
When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out. Alanis Morissette
[ Intellectual Into Just Out Overly Process Songs Start Throw Turns Writing]
Writing anything is terribly hard but, alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun. I often am sorry I ever started writing prose, because it is so hard. But I can't stop. Judy Collins
[ Addicted Alas Am Anything Because Ever Fun Hard Heck Lot Often Prose Sorry Started Stop Terribly Writing]
I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me. Courtney Love
[ Anybody Going Hurt Keeps Other Songs Than Writing]
Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is, his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages. He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past. Lytton Strachey
[ Ages Almost Belonged Deeply Equally Future His Middle Modern Past Spirit Style Thought Writing]
All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high, and contained in the sacred writings. William Herschel
[ Come Confirming Contained Discoveries High Human Made More Only Purpose Sacred Seem Strongly Truths Writings]
I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot. Evan Hunter
[ Art Artist Began Draw Great Into Lot Much Navy Painter Reading Sea Studying Wanted Went Writing]
Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don't have an 'audience'. They're talking to a single person all the time. Robert Graves
[ Audience Idea Money Never Person Poet Poets Public Seems Single Talking Time Unless Use Very Word Writing Wrong]
He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue. George Lucas
[ Able Being Dialogue King Screenplays Terms Took Wooden Word Write Writing]
I have been writing since I was about 20, and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody. I was very concerned about making a living, so I conducted. David Friedman
[ Anybody Been Concerned Conducted First Living Making Never Secret Showed Since Very Writing Wrote]
I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective. James Ellroy
[ Afford Am Career Could Detective Months Off Play Take Writer Writing]
I wanted to write stories for myself. At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft. I just wanted to become good at the art of something. And writing was very private. Amy Tan
[ Aesthetic Art Become Craft First Good Just Myself Private Purely Something Stories Thing Very Wanted Write Writing]
I've always wanted to do a Crichton book. I really love his writing. Richard Donner
[ Always Book His Love Really Wanted Writing]
I think enthusiasm is the answer to passionate writing. Jerome Lawrence
[ Answer Enthusiasm Passionate Think Writing]
For me, writing is 75 percent procrastinating and 25 percent actually sitting down and working. Zooey Deschanel
[ Actually Down Percent Sitting Working Writing]
If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship. Irwin Shaw
[ Any Apprenticeship Enough Kind Marvelous Period Short Time Writing Young]
Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood. Jack Prelutsky
[ Childhood Draw Explore Gives Ideas Imagination Language Opportunity Own Play Problems Solve Use Writing]
But there's nothing that gives me more thrill than when I'm writing and a couplet works. I find the right rhyme, or it's just perfect. There's nothing that exciting. Rosanne Cash
[ Exciting Find Gives Just More Nothing Perfect Rhyme Right Than Thrill Works Writing]
I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood. Wole Soyinka
[ Get Learned Machine Morning Never Paper Piece Put Start Their Those Typewriter Understood Up Writers Writing]
Learn as much by writing as by reading. Lord Acton
[ Learn Much Reading Writing]
Writing checks for charities is necessary and important. But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy, which are infinitely greater. William E. Simon
[ Charities Checks Compare Corporal Greater Important Infinitely Mercy Necessary Which Works Writing]
But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you've got to compromise. You've got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward. Colin Powell
[ Arrive Compromise Compromises Consensus Constitution Country Did Forward Got Just Later Making Move Philadelphia Sooner Start Were Writing]
It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first. Jason Newsted
[ Always Art Designed Done Enough First Had Just Long Never Painting Poems Poetry Pursue Songs Things Time Writing]
I started writing movie scripts. They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when they were finished because they were simple copies of the films I saw in childhood. Manuel Puig
[ Because Childhood Copies Excited Films Finished Lot Movie Saw Scripts Simple Started Them Were Writing]
Research to me is as important or more important than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built. Leon Uris
[ Book Built Foundation Important More Research Than Upon Which Writing]
When you're writing, it's as if you're within a kind of closed world. Michael Ondaatje
[ Closed Kind Within World Writing]
I love a good laugh as well, I think that's so important in life, which is probably why I've dabbled in comedy writing as well as horror. I think if you can make someone laugh or smile it's the most special thing in the world. Paul Kane
[ Comedy Dabbled Good Horror Important Laugh Life Love Make Most Probably Smile Someone Special Thing Think Well Which Why World Writing]
My singing is my hobby. It's me and my brother. We just enjoy writing music. Taryn Manning
[ Brother Enjoy Hobby Just Music Singing Writing]
Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period. Nicholas Sparks
[ Draft Enjoyable First Last Life Moment Moments Most Page Period Writing]
Actually when we stopped New Order I was busier than ever. The only gaps have been while we've been writing. Peter Hook
[ Actually Been Busier Ever Gaps New Only Order Stopped Than While Writing]
If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that's more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people. Dean Koontz
[ Gives Just Lives More Something Struggle Support Than Their Touch Writers Writing Your]
We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on television once seems insane. Neil Tennant
[ Because Decided Idea Insane Musical Once Seems Seen Television Tv Want Would Writing]
We do very little re-writing in the office. We often take on people who show great promise and who we hope will develop into somebody important and someone good. James Laughlin
[ Develop Good Great Hope Important Into Little Office Often Promise Re-Writing Show Somebody Someone Take Very Will]
I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic. Shelley Berman
[ Am Dramatic Humor Literary Master Professional Program Teaching Writing]
Even if I knew for certain that I would never have anything published again, and would never make another cent from it, I would still keep on writing. Brenda Ueland
[ Again Another Anything Cent Certain Even Keep Knew Make Never Published Still Would Writing]
If I don't feel like writing today or for a few days, I don't. And I don't think about it. It is not an obligation-it is the greatest privilege. Jonathan Carroll
[ Days Feel Few Greatest Privilege Think Today Writing]
If we were truly in the studio making a record, it would have been more time consuming, and certainly I would have been more involved in the writing process. Taylor Dayne
[ Been Certainly Consuming Involved Making More Process Record Studio Time Truly Were Would Writing]
Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination. Ishmael Reed
[ Hard Imagination Labor Manual Poetry Writing]
No, writing musicals is the hardest thing in the world. And it was really funny, because I remember when the South Park movie came out, there were some critics that said, 'Well it's obvious that in order to get it to be 90 minutes they filled some time with music.' Trey Parker
[ Because Came Critics Filled Funny Get Hardest Minutes Movie Music Musicals Obvious Order Out Park Really Remember Said Some South Thing Time Well Were World Writing]
Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening. Jeanette Winterson
[ Begins Everything Language Listening Writing]
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]
It's hard for me to show work while I'm writing, because other people's comments will influence what happens. Donna Tartt
[ Because Comments Happens Hard Influence Other Show While Will Work Writing]
Writing, producing and directing, I must say, is incredibly satisfying and gratifying. I've never been happier. Jennifer Jason Leigh
[ Been Directing Gratifying Happier Incredibly Must Never Producing Satisfying Say Writing]
There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you. Enya
[ Every First Formula Journey Lift Little Note Song Writing]
I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal. John Hawkes
[ Becomes Fiction Interested More Personal Prose Recognized Want Writing]
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]
I never think about the actual process of writing. I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely. Anne Tyler
[ Actual Closely Examining Never Process Superstition Suppose Think Too Writing]
Is there something to be said for the writings of the Marquis? Is there something to be said for pornography? And is there something to be said against both? I hope our film is balanced and rich enough to encourage debate and discussion. Philip Kaufman
[ Against Balanced Both Debate Discussion Encourage Enough Film Hope Marquis Our Rich Said Something Writings]
I think it's a short story writer's duty, as well as writing well about emotions and characters, to write story. Eric Brown
[ Characters Duty Emotions Short Story Think Well Write Writer Writing]
I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don't take other people's materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording. Willa Ford
[ Back Being First Ford Getting Job Materials Mean Other Own Reasons Record Recording Studio Take Tons Top Well Which Write Writing]
It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on. Jack Kerouac
[ Beatnik Bohemian Certain Elements Fault Found Hang Peculiar So-Called Something Their Theories Writings]
I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music. Anthony Davis
[ Love Music Opera Stories Telling Voice Writing]
Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates. Mordecai Richler
[ Brief Creates Dying Flicker Frustration Fundamentally Here Same Thing Time Writing]
When I'm writing a woman character, I don't think, 'What would a woman do?' I just think, 'What would this character do in this situation?' Ken Follett
[ Character Just Situation Think Woman Would Writing]
I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized I have far too much material for the book. Jack Vance
[ Book Call Done Far Got Material Much Ports Realized Suddenly Too Writing]
I just love writing. It's magical, it's somewhere else to go, it's somewhere much more dreadful, somewhere much more exciting. Somewhere I feel I belong, possibly more than in the so-called real world. Tanith Lee
[ Belong Dreadful Else Exciting Feel Go Just Love Magical More Much Possibly Real So-Called Somewhere Than World Writing]
I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old, and that's my true love. Rick Springfield
[ Been Love Old Since Songs True Writing Years]
I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad. Andrew Greeley
[ Bad Because Disability Fingers Handwriting Hit Learning Now Nun Over Ruler Say Terrible Troubled Very Woman Writing]
I do outlines when I'm writing with someone, but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom. Anne McCaffrey
[ Also Amount Certain Freedom Need Outlines Someone Writing]
I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers. Jackie Collins
[ Baby Books Both Each Easy Having Interests Just Put Readers Some Story Together Want Write Writing Written]
That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing. Antonia Fraser
[ Concern Major Prison Writers Writing]
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis
[ Book Canyon Down Dropping Echo Grand Poetry Rose Waiting Writing]
We like writing with each other; it's fun. Shawn Wayans
[ Each Fun Other Writing]
A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact. Marcus Garvey
[ Exact Man Reading Ready Woman Writing]
Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in. Keren Ann
[ Anymore Come Distance Enough Jump Need Other Sometimes Songs Talent Trapped Writing Years]
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]
You have to be very brave in that first writing session. Barry Mann
[ Brave First Session Very Writing]
The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi. Beth Henley
[ Alone Christmas Class Dime Laurel Mississippi Next Night Poor School Store Thing Woman Worked Writing Wrote]
I think I got spoiled and that writing a short story and getting it published, or writing a novel and getting it published, you pretty much get to do the first, second and third draft yourself without a whole lot of interference. John Sayles
[ Draft First Get Getting Got Interference Lot Much Novel Pretty Published Second Short Spoiled Story Think Third Whole Without Writing Yourself]
Few writers are willing to admit writing is autobiographical. Terry McMillan
[ Admit Autobiographical Few Willing Writers Writing]
The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that's saying a lot. Anne Sexton
[ After Beautiful Better Even Feeling Lot Poem Saying Sex Than Whole Writing]
Even when I think I'm writing really young, they say it's too mature. Cynthia Weil
[ Even Mature Really Say Think Too Writing Young]
My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Detail Sensory Sensual Style Very Writing]
I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing. Dan Castellaneta
[ Acting Always Because City College Could Did Down Enjoyed High Radio Reasons School Second Shows Went Writing]
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Knows Novel Rules Three Unfortunately Writing]
Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between people and that is what you write about. Leon Uris
[ Basically Between Breaks Down Relationships Write Writing]
I did not have one bad spell during writing - an unprecedented record. Zane Grey
[ Bad Did During Record Spell Unprecedented Writing]
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. Iris Murdoch
[ Amazed Commit Getting Luck Married Never Oneself Should Until Writing]
When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy. Taryn Manning
[ Breaking Crying Easy Experience Gentleman His Journal Lot Most News Our Plane Saw Seeing Surreal Tv Were Women Writing]
The studios don't seem to foster good writing. They're not so interested in that, but they're more interested in what worked most recently. They're definitely very serious about making money, and that's not a wrong thing, but you don't have to make money the same way all the time. Bill Murray
[ Definitely Foster Good Interested Make Making Money More Most Recently Same Seem Serious Studios Thing Time Very Way Worked Writing Wrong]
I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance. John Entwistle
[ Am Book Importance Place Takes Third Writing]
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]
I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing. Cyril Cusack
[ Explore Little Talent Tried Writing]
This will surprise some of your readers, but my primary interest is not with computer security. I am primarily interested in writing software that works as intended. Wietse Venema
[ Am Computer Intended Interest Interested Primarily Primary Readers Security Software Some Surprise Will Works Writing Your]
I like pens. My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase. Todd Barry
[ Amazing Erase Need Never Pens Writing]
Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion. Malcolm Arnold
[ Although Always Been Classical Enabled End Enjoyed Family Film Keep Means Music Passion Which Wife Write Writing]
When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans. Mario Batali
[ Another Book College Day Different Dirty Ditties Fingernails Friends Hair Hot Little Much Poetry Short Stories Thing Traditional Used Write Writing]
I would like to shift more into writing for and producing people. Geddy Lee
[ Into More Producing Shift Would Writing]
The story drove the book. That had a very seminal effect on the way I saw writing and storytelling. If you can set a character in a story that is compelling and has a backbone, you draw people in. Dick Wolf
[ Backbone Book Character Compelling Draw Drove Effect Had Saw Set Story Storytelling Very Way Writing]
Translation makes me look at how a poem is put together in a different way, without the personal investment of the poem I'm writing myself, but equally closely technically. Marilyn Hacker
[ Closely Different Equally How Investment Look Makes Myself Personal Poem Put Technically Together Translation Way Without Writing]
I think the writing of literature should give pleasure. What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics. It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Actually Else Give Literature Nothing Nuclear Physics Pleasure Should Think Worth Writing]
Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while. Peter Benchley
[ Attacked Been Close Creatures Enough Forty Jaws Lucky Oceans Once Sea Shows Since Television While Wildlife Writing Yes]
I've always loved writing. Casper Van Dien
[ Always Loved Writing]
When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there. Piers Anthony
[ Became Continued Fantasy Found Humorous Seriously Simply Started Take Writing]
If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. Tennessee Williams
[ Cannot Honest Man Separated Writing Wrote]
No critic writing about a film could say more than the film itself, although they do their best to make us think the oppposite. Federico Fellini
[ Although Best Could Critic Film Itself Make More Say Than Their Think Us Writing]
In the Steven F. Austin Colony, which was the first colony, Texans first established a provisional government in 1835 with the intention of writing a declaration of independence soon after. Michael McCaul
[ After Austin Colony Declaration Established First Government Independence Intention Provisional Soon Steven Texans Which Writing]
I was now ordered to have my writings copied, and put into the printer's hand. Joanna Southcott
[ Copied Hand Into Now Ordered Printer Put Writings]
I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way. A. E. van Vogt
[ Apartment Because Casually Cost Expected Had Month Pay Rented Way Writing]
It's very selfish when I write. I'm not aware, ever, of writing for another person; I'm not even really aware of writing for myself. Tanith Lee
[ Another Aware Even Ever Myself Person Really Selfish Very Write Writing]
Most producers I've known were writers first, and writing is a vital part of any game show. You could easily argue that the writing is the key ingredient that makes 'Jeopardy!' so great. Randy West
[ Any Argue Could Easily First Game Great Ingredient Jeopardy Key Known Makes Most Part Producers Show Vital Were Writers Writing]
I'm writing a novel about two actresses who go to New York, because that's what I know about. One has lost touch with reality, disappears and is picked up by a man. Julie Walters
[ Actresses Because Disappears Go Know Lost Man New Novel Picked Reality Touch Two Up Writing York]
I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of - I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry. Shelby Foote
[ Began Ever Everybody Find Hand Heard Nearly Poetry Quite Their Trying Usual Way Writers Writing]
First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic. Kathy Acker
[ Best Certainly Fiction First Magic More Think Writing]
At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them. Laura Linney
[ Act Always Book Con Instead Into Letting Out Reports School Teachers Them Trying Writing]
Great writing is great writing. It's as simple as all that. Kate Mulgrew
[ Great Simple Writing]
I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing project than get a day job. Poppy Z. Brite
[ Commercial Day Get Job Much Obviously Project Rather Than Writing]
There are no rules to writing a song. Randy Castillo
[ Rules Song Writing]
We're writing a book together. She just finished one. Did you read it? Among the Porcupines? Walter Matthau
[ Among Book Did Finished Just Porcupines Read She Together Writing]
I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a song that really says how I feel, what I believe - and it even explains the world to myself better than I knew it. Jackson Browne
[ Believe Better Even Explains Favorite Feel How Knew Myself Really Say Says Song Than Thing World Writing]
I love writing about my job because I loved it, and it was a particularly interesting one when I was a young man. It was like holidays with pay to me. James Herriot
[ Because Holidays Interesting Job Love Loved Man Particularly Pay Writing Young]
Writing can be a very solitary business. It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives. Paul Kane
[ Business Computer Desk Get Into Isolated Live Lives Lonely Lots Quite Sat Solitary Sometimes Typing Very Words Writers Writing]
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]
Many days I don't write any code at all, and some days I spend all day writing code. Larry Wall
[ Any Code Day Days Many Some Spend Write Writing]
Writing that's not working for a living. Robert Asprin
[ Living Working Writing]
Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people. William Styron
[ Fine Nameless Perpetually Scared Therapy Threats Writing]
I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous. Keith Richards
[ Ambiguity Ambiguous Because Life Look Writing]
Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine. Mark Millar
[ America Captain Likewise See Shame Wolverine Writing]
I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black. Octavia Butler
[ Anything Being Black Did Difficult Experience Family Feeling Gave Members Personal Place Really Research Some Talked Time Very Where Writing]
I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show, Learning To Be Human. Shirley Knight
[ Book Human Learning Show Working Writing]
Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego. John Cheever
[ Ego Excellent Good Greater Hundred Latitude Often Other Promises Things Writers Writing]
And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking trouble and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them. F. L. Lucas
[ Achieved Clarity How Impress Mainly Rather Serve Taking Than Them Trouble Writing]
Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Activity Civil Intellectual More Reading Resigned Subsequent Writing]
There are so many things that come into writing a recipe, and it's really important if you're writing for home cooks to be cooking like you are at home. Sally Schneider
[ Come Cooking Cooks Home Important Into Many Really Recipe Things Writing]
It wasn't so much that I had to leave to make it in the music business as I was curious to be out on my own and sort of explore. I never felt that where I was ever influenced my songwriting. Matthew Sweet
[ Business Curious Ever Explore Felt Had Influenced Leave Make Much Music Never Out Own Songwriting Sort Where]
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better. Herman Hesse
[ Better Cleverness Good Patience Thinking Writing]
I don't like writing essays or theory. Adrian Mitchell
[ Essays Theory Writing]
What I said about John was that he liberated me from my anxieties about writing in a correct, acceptable way. Harry Mathews
[ Acceptable Anxieties Correct John Liberated Said Way Writing]
I've had those people very interested in my writing. Since I think of myself as a composer, I feel really good. I've had lots of guys call me up. I've gotten two or three commissions to write things. I've written lots of movie scores. Ornette Coleman
[ Call Commissions Composer Feel Good Gotten Guys Had Interested Lots Movie Myself Really Scores Since Things Think Those Three Two Up Very Write Writing Written]
I started acting when I was in high school, started writing when I got to New York in 1975. Eric Bogosian
[ Acting Got High New School Started Writing York]
Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language. Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her, explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say? J. M. Coetzee
[ After Claims Diligently Elizabeth Enough Explaining Follow Her Insulting Lady Language Limits Means Say She Smart Were Would Writing]
It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature. Herman Hesse
[ Ability Absorb Desire Fad Fault His Into Kafka Lately Literature Neither Nor Read Turned Wonderful Writings]
There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional. You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself. Anne Rice
[ Computer Groups May Meet Occasional Own Really Typewriter Where Writing Your Yourself]
And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write - every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing. Octavia Butler
[ Clean Course Day Days Easy Even Every Excuses First Litany Little Make Professional Rather Than Things Toilet Write Writers Writing]
Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated. Alison Bechdel
[ Drawing Integrated More Sometimes Were Wish Writing]
There'll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done. James Taylor
[ Come Defend Done Get Hours Phase Phone Put Time Unplug Where Writing]
I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song. Clint Black
[ Been Captured Christmas Explained Feel Haven Intend Keep Lot More Old-Time Song Songs Still Traditions Writing]
Luckily, in my case, I have managed, by writing, to do the one thing that I always wanted to do. Jonathan Coe
[ Always Case Luckily Managed Thing Wanted Writing]
No, originally I thought that writing articles would keep me from having to see a psychiatrist, but I became even more depressed as a result. Theo Van Gogh
[ Articles Became Depressed Even Having Keep More Originally Psychiatrist Result See Thought Would Writing]
Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence. Samuel Beckett
[ Been Else Matters Nothing Silence Stain Upon Worthwhile Writing]
In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. Thomas Sydenham
[ Author Disease Every History Hypothesis Lie Mind Occupied Philosophical Previously Should Whatsoever Writing]
Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about. Octavia Butler
[ Fantasy First Follow Learn Open Really Rules Science Set Totally Wide Writing]
Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers. Jimmy Breslin
[ Anybody Columns Ever Kept Newspapers Only Quality Rage Studied Which Writing]
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. Samuel McChord Crothers
[ Begins Capital Every Gets Keeps Letter Line Poet Prose Tired Wants Writer Writing]
We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea's garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians. Chad Smith
[ Always Creative Far Feel Flea Garage Get Improvise Jazz Just Musicians Occasion Pretty Room Songs Sort Them Together Write Writing]
Writing this book feels like a completely different activity from writing my comic strip because it's about real life. I feel like I'm using a part of my brain that's been dormant until now. Alison Bechdel
[ Activity Because Been Book Brain Comic Completely Different Dormant Feel Feels Life Now Part Real Strip Until Using Writing]
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. Francis Bacon
[ Conference Exact Full Maketh Man Reading Ready Writing]
For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating. Suzy Bogguss
[ Chords Concept Intimidating Reason Some Swing Writing]
Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living. Harold Pinter
[ Excites Good Life Living Makes Worth Writing]
Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors. Edward Dahlberg
[ Ancestors Conscience Farming Our Scruple Writing]
My friends and I took songwriting very, very seriously. My hero was and still is Bob Dylan, but also people like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell and that whole generation. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Also Bob Cohen Dylan Friends Generation Hero Joni Leonard Mitchell Seriously Songwriting Still Took Very Whole]
This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world: that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty hours will have elapsed since it was written. Anthony Trollope
[ Angry Elapsed Hours Least Letter Posted Rule Should Since Through Till Will World Written]
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]
Alimony is the curse of the writing class. Norman Mailer
[ Alimony Class Curse Writing]
I remember being out here at the Sunset Marquis, and whoever knocked on the door, I would take that picture that I was writing and I would put that in the typewriter, so when I had the meeting, they would say: 'Oh, you're working on it right now?' John Sayles
[ Being Door Had Here Knocked Marquis Meeting Now Oh Out Picture Put Remember Right Say Sunset Take Typewriter Whoever Working Would Writing]
We all have these tendencies in us that could go this way or that. I think that's the real key in writing. To look at a character without judgment. Paul Haggis
[ Character Could Go Judgment Key Look Real Tendencies These Think Us Way Without Writing]
There's a joy in writing short stories, a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off. Tobias Wolff
[ Certain Joy Off Pull Reward Sense Short Stories Things Wonderful Writing]
He was certainly in a confused state. I used to go and visit him in Callan Park. They were really - to me they were the best poets those two writing in those days but it wasn't very encouraging because, well, they weren't getting far were they? Robert Adamson
[ Because Best Certainly Confused Days Encouraging Far Getting Go Him Park Poets Really State Those Two Used Very Visit Well Were Weren Writing]
I never really saw myself as writing science fiction anyway. Nigel Kneale
[ Anyway Fiction Myself Never Really Saw Science Writing]
Where I've arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there's a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better. Andy Partridge
[ Although Arrived Because Better Between Fine Getting Line Mixing Now Product Songwriting Straight Straighter Tends Two Very Where]
Writing was like digging coal. I sweat blood. The spell is on me. Zane Grey
[ Blood Coal Digging Spell Sweat Writing]
I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion. The hard part of writing is the architecture of it, getting the story and structuring it. Not the tweaking of lines. William Devane
[ Architecture Asked Fix Getting Hard Lines Occasion Other Part Story Tweaking Would Writing]
Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover. Shakira
[ Effect Either Heart Kills Love Lover Off Songs Therapeutic Wins Writing]
Writing is an incredibly lonely job. R. A. Salvatore
[ Incredibly Job Lonely Writing]
You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I've realized that is in a sense what has happened. But as I was writing them, I didn't feel a part of any tradition. I think that would have been too overwhelming, in a sense. Jhumpa Lahiri
[ Any Been Come Feel Happened Know Out Overwhelming Part Reacted Realized Reviews Sense Since Them Think Too Tradition Would Writing]
Time spent researching varies from book to book. Some novels require months, even years of research, others very little. I try to do most of my research before I begin but inevitably questions emerge during the writing. Jonathan Kellerman
[ Before Begin Book During Emerge Even Inevitably Little Months Most Novels Others Questions Require Research Researching Some Spent Time Try Varies Very Writing Years]
I am 82 years old. I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading. Tony Hillerman
[ Am Anyone Imagine Keep Long Old Reading Wants Will Writing Years]
My writing improved the more I wrote - and the more I read good writing, from Shakespeare on down. Dick Schaap
[ Down Good Improved More Read Shakespeare Writing Wrote]
Keep writing. Try to do a little bit every day, even if the result looks like crap. Getting from page four to page five is more important than spending three weeks getting page four perfect. Alan Dean Foster
[ Bit Crap Day Even Every Five Four Getting Important Keep Little Looks More Page Perfect Result Spending Than Three Try Weeks Writing]
I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult, it's just a question of finding the time to do it. I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually, it's pretty neat. David Cronenberg
[ Actually Connection Difficult Direct Fans Find Finding Just Kind Mind Neat Pretty Question Time Writing]
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]
Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can't be taught. Paul Desmond
[ Jazz Learned Taught Writing]
I had neither expert aid nor advice. I studied no courses in writing; until a year or so ago, I never read a book by anybody advising writers how to write. Robert E. Howard
[ Advice Advising Ago Aid Anybody Book Courses Expert Had How Neither Never Nor Read Studied Until Write Writers Writing Year]
The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need. Jonathan Franzen
[ Discovering How Little Need Pleasure Real Writing]
I'm writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto. Susie Bright
[ Book Erotica Manifesto New Now Right Writing]
Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life. Irwin Shaw
[ Find Life Living Nocturnal Theater Writing Yourself]
Writing is a communication. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Communication Writing]
In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing. Will Rogers
[ Could Evidently Full Hollywood Learned Read Stop Stuff Their Woods Write Writing]
It seems to me that since I've had children, I've grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from. Anne Tyler
[ Children Deeper Did Down Grown Had May More Richer Seems Self Since Slowed Speak While Write Writing]
Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote. H. C. Bunner
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shakespeare Things Writing]
I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception. Jimmy Carl Black
[ Been Earth Exception Indian Mine Mother Music While Writing]
So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale. Richard Foreman
[ Decided Plays Start Went Writing Yale]
The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level. Jimmy Chamberlin
[ Boring Came Environment Fusion Got Level Lyrics More Necessity Organic Out Quick Really Record Started Were Writing]
Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist. Cameron Crowe
[ Age Bangs Being Dave Fallen First Following Having Journalist Kind Learning Lester Love Marsh Movies Music Path Probably Rock Then Writers Writing Young]
I remember once, when I started writing for the alto saxophone, a saxophonist told me to think of it as being like a cross between an oboe and a viola, but louder. Gavin Bryars
[ Alto Being Between Cross Louder Once Remember Saxophone Saxophonist Started Think Told Viola Writing]
I want to get off with the screenwriting. Obie Trice
[ Get Off Screenwriting Want]
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]
What writing does is to reveal. Rita Dove
[ Does Reveal Writing]
Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music. Skitch Henderson
[ Although Any Being Budget Carnegie Furnish Guest Hall Huge Music Orchestra Our Plays Popular Presented Stars Which Writing]
Location is a very important aspect to songwriting. Ken Hill
[ Aspect Important Location Songwriting Very]
I teach one semester a year, and this year I'm just teaching one course during that semester, a writing workshop for older students in their late 20s and early 30s, people in our graduate program who are already working on a manuscript and trying to bring it to completion. Tobias Wolff
[ Already Bring Completion Course During Early Graduate Just Late Manuscript Older Our Program Semester Students Teach Teaching Their Trying Working Workshop Writing Year]
I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things. Ralph Fiennes
[ Detached Disturbing Got Head Inside Killers Manipulating Quite Read Serial Some Stuff Things Very Way Were Writings]
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]
Actually, I enjoy the process of writing a big long novel. Donna Tartt
[ Actually Big Enjoy Long Novel Process Writing]
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them. Billy Bragg
[ Bedroom Come Few Honest Honesty Once Out Own Personality Quite Reason Relationships Seem Some Songwriters Step Their Them Traits Writing]
Because I don't have to be careful of people's feelings when I teach literature, and I do when I'm teaching writing. Tobias Wolff
[ Because Careful Feelings Literature Teach Teaching Writing]
I refrained from writing another one, thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I am able to become a greater scientist than some of you, even without the title of doctor. Hermann Oberth
[ Able Am Another Become Doctor Even Greater Mind Myself Never Prove Scientist Some Than Thinking Title Will Without Writing]
Throughout this evolution from left to right, Beard always detested war. Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces. Samuel E. Morison
[ Always Beard Detested Economic Evolution Forces Hence His History Insignificant Left Mere Military Reflection Right Show Side Slanted Throughout War Were Writings]
As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note. Georges Bizet
[ Adultery Crime Evil Fanaticism Longer Means Musician Note Supernatural Suppress Tell Were Would Writing]
I plan less and less. It's a great benefit of writing lots, that you get good at holding long narratives in your head like a virtual space. Jonathan Lethem
[ Benefit Get Good Great Head Holding Less Long Lots Narratives Plan Space Virtual Writing Your]
I started writing songs at age 15. Vince Clarke
[ Age Songs Started Writing]
I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in his memoirs, and had we known what we were putting off for a year, we might not have put it off. Jerry B. Jenkins
[ Assist Because Behind Billy Book First Got Graham Had His Invited Known Left Memoirs Might Off Put Putting Were Writing Year]
Unfortunately, writing and reporting the truth is not allowed under Castro's tyrannical dictatorship. Lincoln Diaz-Balart
[ Allowed Castro Dictatorship Reporting Truth Tyrannical Under Unfortunately Writing]
Poetry is something that happens in universities, in creative writing programs or in English departments. Mark Strand
[ Creative Departments English Happens Poetry Programs Something Universities Writing]
Pamphlets on Sabbath writing are in request here I have been applied to for them by several of the old Methodists knowing that I had them to sell before. John Hawley
[ Applied Been Before Had Here Knowing Old Pamphlets Request Sabbath Sell Several Them Writing]
While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales. Jonathan Dimbleby
[ Agreed Been Corrected Errors Factual Felt Inhibited Prince Truth Wales While Writing]
Forgive me for not writing but this man is exhausting. Wallis Simpson
[ Exhausting Forgive Man Writing]
The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself. That seems to me a kind of dead end. Robert Morgan
[ Dead End Itself Kind Language Only Poetry Poets Seems Writing]
I think the writing on the wall is definitely there this year that this is probably our last year. Michael Shanks
[ Definitely Last Our Probably Think Wall Writing Year]
I love writing for the screen. Beth Henley
[ Love Screen Writing]
When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around. Ken Kesey
[ Around Get Lie Move Page Shakespeare Stuff Supposed Up Writing]
The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this, I have no idea what I'm doing. I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting, stronger than I ever have. Ben Harper
[ Bond Closer Craft Doing Ever Feel Here Idea Large Lead Music Part Songwriting Stronger Than]
In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music. Dinah Shore
[ Complex Country Form Get Hear Important Interested Interpreting Little Lyric Marvelous Melodies More Music New Popular Singers Time Writing]
We were developing an innovative Personal Information Manager called Chandler but a couple years ago I took off from that to do a project writing down my memoirs essentially, reminiscing about the development of the Macintosh. Andy Hertzfeld
[ Ago Called Chandler Couple Developing Development Down Essentially Information Innovative Macintosh Manager Memoirs Off Personal Project Took Were Writing Years]
Writing is an antidote for loneliness. Steven Berkoff
[ Antidote Loneliness Writing]
Writing is hard work and bad for the health. E. B. White
[ Bad Hard Health Work Writing]
Of all the arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well. Andre Breton
[ Arts Chief Excel Masterpiece Nature Well Which Wise Writing]
Generally, my writing is influenced by living, by absorbing everything that happens to me and my actions. Graham Nash
[ Absorbing Actions Everything Generally Happens Influenced Living Writing]
For a director and a producer to be named on the writing credits is practically unheard of. Terry Southern
[ Credits Director Named Practically Producer Unheard Writing]
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]
I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh? Nicholas Sparks
[ Carolina Eastern Huh Love New North Set Story Surprise Writing]
Writing, when properly managed, (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation. Laurence Sterne
[ Conversation Different Managed May Mine Name Properly Sure Think Writing]
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money. J. P. Donleavy
[ Into Moments Money Turning Worst Writing]
I don't think I've ever read an old book through from start to finish. Not after more than six months after writing it, that is. Nicholas Mosley
[ After Book Ever Finish Months More Old Read Six Start Than Think Through Writing]
Well, in features, and in writing especially, it's often the style of the writer comes in. Kurt Loder
[ Comes Especially Features Often Style Well Writer Writing]
It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read. Anita Brookner
[ Contention Hares Market Read Time Tortoise Writing]
Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun but now it's getting downright tedious for most people. Mike Davidson
[ Code Downright Fun Getting Html Most Much Never Now Old School Tedious Very Writing]
Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors. Ken Hill
[ Author Authors Being Best Brain Everyone Hope Make Much Selling Song Sudden Tools Us Write Writing Yes]
You get on the radio by writing your own songs. But we had the dilemma of not being able to play anywhere because we weren't able to play anything that anyone wanted to hear. So we learned songs that we thought that we could do without puking. Wayne Kramer
[ Able Anyone Anything Anywhere Because Being Could Dilemma Get Had Hear Learned Own Play Radio Songs Thought Wanted Weren Without Writing Your]
For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work. Gay Talese
[ Colleges Example Many Programs Some Teach Their Work Writing]
I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others. Jim Cole
[ Been Defeats Draw Experiences Honest Hopefully Joys Kind Mean Others Result Something Songs Sorrows Things Those Through Use Victories Want Well Will Writing]
Actually, it is a fact that I've been doing more writing than playing in recent years. Gerry Mulligan
[ Actually Been Doing Fact More Playing Recent Than Writing Years]
I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended. Christopher Darden
[ Affected After Anger Angry Been Clear Clearly Did Emotional Emotionally Ended Had Months Reflected Six Some Still Think Trial Very Writing]
Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline. Peter Benchley
[ Discipline Drudgery Endure Love Most Order Solitude Sweat Time Writing]
I've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so. Frank McCourt
[ Been Notebooks Writing Years]
Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that. Robert Morgan
[ Been Example Fiction Maybe Poets Powerful Sort Southern Themselves Writing]
I worked probably 25 years by myself, just writing and working, not trying to publish much, not giving readings. Mary Oliver
[ Giving Just Much Myself Probably Publish Readings Trying Worked Working Writing Years]
In writing I found something I could do at least as well as my peers, if not better. Brian P. Cleary
[ Better Could Found Least Peers Something Well Writing]
I've gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry, and I've gone through lots of different phases, including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years. Carly Simon
[ Abandoned Artistry Been Different Few Gone Including Lots Phases Quiet Songwriting Through Very Village Where Years]
I want to be an animated character. I'm also doing more writing and directing. Illeana Douglas
[ Also Animated Character Directing Doing More Want Writing]
The software patent problem is not limited to Mono. Software patents affect everyone writing software today. Miguel de Icaza
[ Affect Everyone Limited Mono Patent Patents Problem Software Today Writing]
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett
[ Am Garden Merely Must Near Outside Should Somewhere Write Writing]
But this is pretty new for me, both songwriting and singing. Krist Novoselic
[ Both New Pretty Singing Songwriting]
Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide. Jack Nicholson
[ Alone Early Nights Poems Row Start Suicide Three Two Writing]
I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it's because I know I'm right. I'm very, very good at writing protocols. I've accomplished more working on my own than I ever did as part of a team. Bram Cohen
[ Accomplished Arrogant Because Come Did Ever Good Know More Off Own Part Pretty Protocols Right Team Than Very Working Writing]
The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today. Boutros Boutros-Ghali
[ Certain Change Consideration Courage Forget Just Lot Needs Problem Reality Retrospective Something Take Today View Will Writing Your]
The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later. William Jackson
[ Age Been Came Cartooning Develop Enjoying Had Helped However Interest Journalism Later Much School Skills Very Writing Young]
I'm trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I'll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon. Corey Haim
[ Book Directing Down Feelings Get Habit Hopefully How Know Learning Moving Picking Soon Thing Things Thoughts Toward Trying Up Write Writing]
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 was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along. Bruce Springsteen
[ Age Along Always Audience Concerned Faith Keep Moment Particular Supported Way Went Would Writing]
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. George Orwell
[ Defense Indefensible Largely Our Political Speech Time Writing]
Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life. Suzanne Vega
[ Allows Almost Certain Complete Details Directly Embarrassment Expressing Formality Intimate Japanese Life Most Other Sense Strangers Voices Which Writing]
I like writing better. Because I don't have to wear makeup, I don't have to be thin, and I don't have to remember lines. Fran Drescher
[ Because Better Lines Makeup Remember Thin Wear Writing]
I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work for the Sierra Club in '52, walked the plank there in '69, founded Friends of the Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that. David R. Brower
[ After Club Conservation Earth Founded Friends Hand Kept League Plank Sierra Sort Voters Walked Went Work Writing]
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't! Hugh Grant
[ Actually Awful Book Cling Could Creative Done Fantasy More Probably Script Something Truth Writing]
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. E. L. Doctorow
[ Acceptable Form Schizophrenia Socially Writing]
In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it. Jacques Derrida
[ Algeria Already Begun Certain Dream Dreamed Get Governed Had Into Language Literature Models Philosophy Were]
In the writing of memoirs, as in the production of shows, too much caution causes the audience to nod and think of other channels. Gerald Clarke
[ Audience Causes Caution Channels Memoirs Much Nod Other Production Shows Think Too Writing]
Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction. George Murray
[ Discovered Fiction Loved More Poetry Than Then Writing]
The biggest hurdle to writing Fargo Rock City was that I couldn't afford a home computer - I had to get a new job so I could buy a computer. It could all change though. In five years, I could be back at some daily newspaper, which wouldn't be so bad. Chuck Klosterman
[ Afford Back Bad Biggest Buy Change City Computer Could Daily Fargo Five Get Had Home Hurdle Job New Newspaper Rock Some Though Which Writing Years]
Now that I'm staring down the barrel of the last act of my life, I'm less excited about control and solo effort, and I resent the way the business aspects interfere with my space for creative writing. David Knopfler
[ Act Aspects Barrel Business Control Creative Down Effort Excited Interfere Last Less Life Now Resent Solo Space Staring Way Writing]
Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. Alice Walker
[ Inconvenience Saved Sin Violence Writing]
Working within the limitations of the shared world generally made the writing easier, because I didn't have to invent any of the characters or background, which is usually the hardest part. Walter Jon Williams
[ Any Background Because Characters Easier Generally Hardest Invent Limitations Made Part Shared Usually Which Within Working World Writing]
The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing everything from point A to point B, and certainly there's a bit of politics involved, so it's a different thing. Lindsey Buckingham
[ Bit Certainly Different Done Everything Involved Point Politics Thing Writing]
But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor, and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet. Jeffery Deaver
[ Does Frankly Get Girls Living Lot Make Poet Poetry Professor Unless Writing]
I've loved doing "E.R." for the quality of the writing and the great people I get to work with. Julie Bowen
[ Doing Get Great Loved Quality Work Writing]
Oh, I had an idea for a pilot of my own at the time, and then Carl sent me about eight scripts and simply I threw my idea out the window because the writing was just so good. Dick Van Dyke
[ Because Carl Eight Good Had Idea Just Oh Out Own Pilot Scripts Sent Simply Then Threw Time Window Writing]
I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. Sydney Pollack
[ Almost Architecture Art Aspect Certainly Dance Every Film Form Into Mean Painting Photography Some Useful Way Writing]
Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. Norman Mailer
[ Books Closest Come Ever Men Writing]
Mostly singing was cathartic, writing was cathartic, therapeutic. I don't think I had a goal, particularly, to sing or put it out there for anybody. Lisa Marie Presley
[ Anybody Cathartic Goal Had Mostly Out Particularly Put Sing Singing Therapeutic Think Writing]
Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects, and that writing a prescription involves weighing the potential benefits against the risks. Mark Udall
[ Admit Against Any Benefits Doctor Effects Involves Potential Prescription Risks Side Weighing Will Writing]
I think there is a rage against women. I've come to see that now although at the time I did not notice it. I was preoccupied with my teaching and my writing. Marguerite Young
[ Against Although Come Did Notice Now Preoccupied Rage See Teaching Think Time Women Writing]
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography. Steven Wright
[ Autobiography Unauthorized Writing]
The songwriting has never really stepped forward from the '50's. Brian Setzer
[ Forward Never Really Songwriting Stepped]
So it took me five years because in the interim I have been doing a lot of personal appearances and movies and some television series that went into the plumbing and I stopped writing for a while. Robert Klein
[ Appearances Because Been Doing Five Interim Into Lot Movies Personal Plumbing Series Some Stopped Television Took Went While Writing Years]
It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I deconstruct classic science fiction. Cory Doctorow
[ Classic Cycle Fiction Part Science Stories Where Writing]
Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century. Gavin Bryars
[ Century Into Music Now Tonal Writing]
As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line. Glenn Close
[ Actor Bottom Go Good Line Where Writing]
Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige. George Murray
[ Big Books Deal Even Feel Fiction Had Just Made Money Natural Need Often Part Perceived Poetry Prestige Pretend Progression Really Seem Success These Writing]
I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it. Carl Barks
[ Always Been Beings Caricature Describes Ducks Human Knew Looked Middle Never Perhaps Tolkien Upon World Writing Years]
I'm trying my hand at writing. I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO, a half hour comedy and a miniseries. Charles S. Dutton
[ Comedy Couple Half Hand Hbo Hour Projects Trying Writing]
My mother and I will continue on some level that I haven't determined yet. I think my mother's a great character, and I have to say that giving my mother to the world has to be the biggest thrill of my writing career. James Ellroy
[ Biggest Career Character Continue Determined Giving Great Haven Level Mother Say Some Think Thrill Will World Writing Yet]
Being so honest in my writing is cathartic. Brian Molko
[ Being Cathartic Honest Writing]
It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders. John H. Morgan
[ Absent Arrest Command Commanding Department Duty Every Found General Guard Headquarters His Leave Made May Officer Orders Prescribed Regular Regulations Send Soldier These Under Without Writing]
Writing is far too hard work to say what someone else wants me to. Serving it as a craft, using it as a way of growing in my own understanding, seems to me to be a beautiful way to live. And if that product is shareable with other people, so much the better. Jane Rule
[ Beautiful Better Craft Else Far Growing Hard Live Much Other Own Product Say Seems Serving Someone Too Understanding Using Wants Way Work Writing]
A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can. Edith Hamilton
[ Day Great Historical Knowledge Literature Quality Real Reconstruction Show Textbook Them Writings]
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes. Cole Porter
[ Anything Authors Better Four-Letter Goes Good Knew Now Once Only Prose Too Use Words Writing]
I write lustily and humorously. It isn't calculated; it's the way I think. I've invented a writing style that expresses who I am. Erica Jong
[ Am Calculated Expresses Invented Style Think Way Write Writing]
Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control. Tracy Chapman
[ Control Creating Feel Feels Mysterious Nothing Process Really Something Songwriting Very]
All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side. Marguerite Young
[ Beauty Before Bridge End Exist Go May Might Nevertheless Other Reach Reality Recognition Side Single Towards Utopia Walking Which Writing]
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]
I am writing a sequel to The Touch because I want to further explore the Chinese question that I have raised. There will be more about that in a sequel. Colleen McCullough
[ Am Because Chinese Explore Further More Question Raised Sequel Touch Want Will Writing]
I think in any writing you're paying attention to detail. Peter Matthiessen
[ Any Attention Detail Paying Think Writing]
We had offers to go everywhere and we could have done them. But what would have been the point? We were tired. We had worked hard and needed a break before we got stale. We spent six months at home and writing songs. John Bonham
[ Been Before Break Could Done Everywhere Go Got Had Hard Home Months Needed Offers Point Six Songs Spent Stale Them Tired Were Worked Would Writing]
I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing. Mackenzie Astin
[ Better Directing Films Rather Than Think Time Would Writing]
I'd excluded New York from my writing, and then I came back and I fell in love with it all over again. The energy comes from an absence, that yearning for New York when you are not there. Jonathan Lethem
[ Absence Again Back Came Comes Energy Excluded Fell Love New Over Then Writing Yearning York]
As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I'm writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I'll just sit and roll tape. Bernie Worrell
[ After Arrange Arrangement Arrangements Basic Cut Far Horn Just Might Other Out Plan Playing Roll Sit Strings Tape Times Track Writing]
The language has got to be fully alive - I can't bear dull, flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it. Helen Dunmore
[ Alive Any Bear Dull Fully Got Language Myself Put Reader See Should Up Why Writing]
I have been writing for 50 years and readers still read my first book from when I was in the Marine Corps. Leon Uris
[ Been Book Corps First Marine Read Readers Still Writing Years]
I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby. I would find out which stories had been sold to be made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it. Satyajit Ray
[ Been Compare Developed Films Find Habit Had Hobby Into Made Out Own Scenarios Sold Stories Then Treatment Which Would Write Writing]
I just like to entertain myself by sitting down and writing songs. Richard Thompson
[ Down Entertain Just Myself Sitting Songs Writing]
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence. Samuel Butler
[ Asks Doubt Guide Hence Him Himself His How Hundred Man Often Tell Will Writing Years]
My writing, like everything I do, comes profoundly from my heart. I believe that if you follow your heart you will be successful in one way or another. Old-fashioned as that might sound, the philosophy is true. Kim Elizabeth
[ Another Believe Comes Everything Follow Heart Might Old-Fashioned Philosophy Profoundly Sound Successful True Way Will Writing Your]
I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft. Christopher Cross
[ Craft Dent Huge Mtv Put Songwriting Think]
No one likes to work for free. To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing. It's hard work writing and recording music, and it's morally wrong to steal it. Gary Wright
[ Artist Copy Download Free Hard Likes Morally Music Recording Steal Stealing Work Writing Wrong]
I wanted to do Playboy to get across the same ideas I'm singing and writing about these days. It's all about proving that a woman can defy stereotypes. Jody Watley
[ Across Days Defy Get Ideas Playboy Proving Same Singing Stereotypes These Wanted Woman Writing]
I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read, and that is still true. Jean M. Auel
[ Myself Please Read Started Still Story True Would Writing]
I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material, so rewriting is hard for me. I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new. Alan Dean Foster
[ Already Bad Bored Get Hard Know Material Mean New Own Rapidly Rather Read Rewriting Something Story Tendency Would]
I really enjoy writing novels. It's like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off. Denis Johnson
[ Boat Build Enjoy Just Novels Ocean Off Really Take Writing]
So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy. Richard Marx
[ Been Best Bunch Case Enemy Getting Had Hadn Just Own Recorded Result Songs Together Writing Years]
I love songwriting. It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself. Michael Bolton
[ Express How Love Myself Second Singing Songwriting]
Schools are really bad now. Schools are not only bad in reading, writing and arithmetic, they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art. They don't teach you anything. John Kricfalusi
[ Anything Arithmetic Art Aspects Bad Cultural Music Now Only Reading Really Schools Teach Worse Writing]
No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest. Octavia Butler
[ Fiction Going Guide Had Interest Natural Really Science Stop Take Towards Would Writing]
Songwriting is the most terrifying thing to me, because you are really laying your heart out there. David Friedman
[ Because Heart Laying Most Out Really Songwriting Terrifying Thing Your]
Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination. Janet Frame
[ Across Border Cathedrals Expedition Factories Going Hours Imagination Land Merely Novel Shopping Spent Streets Unreal Writing Years]
I found the writing arena to be much less competitive. Phil Hartman
[ Arena Competitive Found Less Much Writing]
Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away. William Butler Yeats
[ Accursed Away Brings Cast Day Light Writings]
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]
Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. Robert Frost
[ Faucet First House Hydrant Off Opening Pressure Second Takes Talking Upstairs Writing Yard]
I think if you are writing an instrumental you are dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and a much more expensive exercise. Leo Kottke
[ Aesthetic Dealing Exercise Expensive Instrumental Line Lyric More Much Putting Sense Think Writing Yourself]
As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings. Boris Pasternak
[ Although Concerned Copying Easy Far Might Modern Much Paintings Rarely Rewarding Translate Translation Very Writing]
I'm really interested in writing a piece of music that will move you, that will really move you. That is really the only reason that I'm writing music. Leo Ornstein
[ Interested Move Music Only Piece Really Reason Will Writing]
I remember once, we got an interview, and he said, 'Dad, these people are writing about me like I'm an adult. Don't they know I'm a kid?' I have never tried to encourage him to get a music image like other musicians have. Ornette Coleman
[ Adult Dad Encourage Get Got Him Image Interview Kid Know Music Musicians Never Once Other Remember Said These Tried Writing]
You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel. Tim Cahill
[ Become Better Travel Writer Writing]
I started writing seriously when I was 18, wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I've never stopped writing since. Sue Grafton
[ First Never Novel Seriously Since Started Stopped Writing Wrote]
I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album. Bruce Cockburn
[ Album Alone Bands Better Body Did Different During Ended First Five Going Kinds Left Liked Little Lot Made Out Played Solo Songs Soon Those Up Very Writing Years]
I have the feeling it will influence my future writing to the extent that without any material worries I could develop a greater ease, even lightheartedness, in my writing. Elfriede Jelinek
[ Any Could Develop Ease Even Extent Feeling Future Greater Influence Material Will Without Worries Writing]
Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself. Terry Pratchett
[ Fun Most Writing Yourself]
At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career. Bernard Cornwell
[ Beginning Career Groups Pompous Probably Risk Sounding Think Useful Very Writers Writing]
However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously. Wally Lamb
[ Albeit Experiences Far Fiction However Lives May Mine Need Own Pretty Some Stray Their Think Ultimately Unconsciously Way Write Writers Writing]
When I say "work" I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs. Margaret Laurence
[ Else Everything Jobs Just Mean Odd Only Say Work Writing]
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. Socrates
[ Easily Employ Gain Hard Improving Labored Men Other Others Shall Time Writings Your Yourself]
First, I'd become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago. Carl Wilson
[ Action Ago Associate Avid Become Blogs Decade Discussion E-Mail Energy Especially First Internet Kind Lists Music Reader Rock Seemed Where Writing]
Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people. Katherine Mansfield
[ Impersonate Lives Many Satisfaction Small Sorts Try Very Would Writing]
I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing; I don't write about adultery or kids having premarital sex. Nicholas Sparks
[ Adultery Certain Cross Having Kids Moral Parameters Sex Write Writing]
I did some writing and bought a book, and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in. Dustin Hoffman
[ Act Been Book Bought Did Direct Film Some Working Writing]
It's hard for me to just practice without writing something. Geddy Lee
[ Hard Just Practice Something Without Writing]
Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years. George Crumb
[ Difficult More Move Seems Through Writing Years]
I'd always loved to read - and come from a family of readers - but I never thought about writing as a career. Nora Roberts
[ Always Career Come Family Loved Never Read Readers Thought Writing]
I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez, my wife. She reads everything I write - I have not finished writing something and she is already reading it. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Already Everything Finished Gomez Main Reader Reading Reads She Something Wife Write Writing]
For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest to the Apostles through the prophetic writings, and if the prophets, being wise men, understood what proceeded from their own mouths, then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles. Origen
[ Apostles Being Concealed Knew Made Manifest Men Mouths Mystery Old Own Proceeded Prophetic Prophets Their Then Through Understood Wise Writings]
I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people's recollections, which change with time. Frederik Pohl
[ After Based Change History Little Saying Thinking Time Which Writing]
And I tend to listen to NPR when I'm not writing. Augusten Burroughs
[ Listen Npr Tend Writing]
You know, it's absolutely connected to The Mollusk in that, it's what we're writing after The Mollusk. A lot of this stuff reminds me of things on The Mollusk. Gene Ween
[ Absolutely After Connected Know Lot Reminds Stuff Things Writing]
The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It's not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work. Augusten Burroughs
[ Alone Author Away Being Enough Future Get Life Literature Lock Plan Really Secret Study Think Work Write Writer Writing Yourself]
I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I'd had before. I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly. Dustin Hoffman
[ Ago Because Before Did Directing Few Had Just Lost Maybe Quietly Spark Start Stopped Thought Try Very Working Writing Years]
I end up writing about all kinds of things. I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular. I don't have a little list of topics to write about. Tracy Chapman
[ Anything Attempt End Kinds List Little Make Never Particular Things Topics Up Write Writing]
When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I'd found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice. Allan Sloan
[ Ago Analysis Attribute Best Business Column Columnist Could Found Job Knew Myself Own Perfect Pick Say Started Topic Voice Wanted Write Writing Years]
Send it to someone who can publish it. And if they won't publish it, send it to someone else who can publish it! And keep sending it! Of course, if no one will publish it, at that point you might want to think about doing something other than writing. Robert B. Parker
[ Course Doing Else Keep Might Other Point Publish Send Sending Someone Something Than Think Want Will Won Writing]
I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting. Winston Churchill
[ Am Anything Confine Entirely Going More Myself Never Over Painting Politicians Politics Shall War Writing]
For no. 1, it's great writing, super writing. The second thing is that it's great chemistry with all the actors. We just all got along from the very start. Very get-go, we all got along. We just - it was just like we were all meant to be there together. Reba McEntire
[ Actors Along Chemistry Get-Go Got Great Just Meant Second Start Super Thing Together Very Were Writing]
And writing I think is a gift that you have, the same as acting, in a way. Matthew Vaughn
[ Acting Gift Same Think Way Writing]
I tend to have an odd split in my mind: I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing thing is OK and I'm happy with it, then I put on my actor's hat. John Cleese
[ Actor Happy Hat Look Mind Odd Ok Put Split Tend Then Thing Writer Writing]
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]
Writing, yeah. Me and my friend Scott Bloom just finished the first rough draft of a script. It's taken us three years to do, but we finally got a first draft. And we'll see whatever happens with that. Ethan Suplee
[ Bloom Draft Finally Finished First Friend Got Happens Just Rough Scott Script See Taken Three Us Whatever Writing Yeah Years]
Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in. We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore, experimental music-making. Thurston Moore
[ Activity Comes Experimental Hardcore Involved Much Nature Outside Really Songwriting Traditional Us Where]
At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic. I needed the third-person. I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story, is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it. Jeffrey Eugenides
[ Cal Epic Family Give His Inventing More Much Needed Past Perhaps Recalling Same Sense Story Time Tried Writing]
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]
I don't want boys to use their pencils for improper writing. John Burns
[ Boys Improper Pencils Their Use Want Writing]
I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo. Gavin Rossdale
[ Always Been Completely Dark Fascinated Gloomy Going Guess Mysterious Pretty Saves Side Songs Stuff Writing]
I'll know when the ideas aren't fresh anymore. And I'll know when writing doesn't give me a thrill anymore. Brian Lumley
[ Anymore Fresh Give Ideas Know Thrill Writing]
I don't write for an audience, I don't think whether my book will sell, I don't sell it before I finish writing it. Ann Patchett
[ Audience Before Book Finish Sell Think Whether Will Write Writing]
An hour or two spent in writing from dictation, another hour or two in reading aloud, a little geography and a little history and a little physics made the day pass busily. Hudson Stuck
[ Aloud Another Busily Day Dictation Geography History Hour Little Made Pass Physics Reading Spent Two Writing]
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity. Hermann Hesse
[ Books Concept Could History Humanity Without Words Would Writing]
Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people. Roald Dahl
[ Been Completely Different Drained Fiction Hours Leaves Place Those Totally Two Writer Writing]
Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own. Irwin Shaw
[ Artistically Because Dangerous Exhausted Falls Find Into Likely Magazines Out Own Places Quickly Routine Something Start Their Themselves Want Work Writers Writing]
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing. Henry James Sumner Maine
[ Ancient Art Codes Diffusion Discovery Doubtless Originally Suggested Were Writing]
During these continued tough economic times, writing a sensible, fair budget that provides real opportunities for Washington families, workers and businesses is always a challenge. Jeanne Kohl-Welles
[ Always Budget Businesses Challenge Continued During Economic Fair Families Opportunities Provides Real Sensible These Times Tough Washington Workers Writing]
Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week. Bette Midler
[ Around Book Country Five Haul Horse Nights Sweat Thirty-Five Tough Week Writing]
I also don't have organized religion on Pern. I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing - that religion was one problem Pern didn't need. Anne McCaffrey
[ Also Figured Four Going Holy Need Organized Problem Religion Since Time Wars Were Writing]
Orwell is almost our litmus test. Some of his satirical writing looks like reality these days. John Pilger
[ Almost Days His Litmus Looks Orwell Our Reality Satirical Some Test These Writing]
As soon as you start writing about how human beings interact with each other socially, you're into politics, aren't you? Jonathan Coe
[ Beings Each How Human Interact Into Other Politics Socially Soon Start Writing]
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]
When I first began to write, I was writing on bass, because I was thinking more Public Image, more dub. Gavin Rossdale
[ Bass Because Began Dub First Image More Public Thinking Write Writing]
My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era. Ken Follett
[ Era Favorite Fourth Ii Middle Novel Period Set War World Writing]
I teach writing courses and first of all, I teach my students what prosody is. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Courses First Students Teach Writing]
I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos. Jill Clayburgh Parenting
[ Birthday Career Children Coming Family Good Interested Juggling Party Son Thinking Very Writing]
The first writing I did was short short stories for a newspaper syndicate for which I was paid five dollars a piece on publication. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Did Dollars First Five Newspaper Paid Piece Publication Short Stories Syndicate Which Writing]
Writing for young children I find I often use particular jokes with words and exaggerated, funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex stories for older children too. Margaret Mahy
[ Children Complex Events Exaggerated Find Funny Haunt Jokes More Often Older Particular Some Stories These Too Use Words Writing Young]
I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore, I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Anymore Cover Emotions Just Made Melancholy Point Range Stuff Wide Writing]
Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language. John Milius
[ Also Create Drama How Image Language Learning Requires Skill Understand Use Writing]
I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing. Helen Dunmore
[ Could Early Huge Influence Start Writing]
Writing software that's safe even in the presence of bugs makes the challenge even more interesting. Wietse Venema
[ Bugs Challenge Even Interesting Makes More Presence Safe Software Writing]
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]
But I never listen to music while I'm writing. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Listen Music Never While Writing]
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]
Robert Jordan, whether he's writing with passion or not, I don't know. Terri Windling
[ Jordan Know Passion Robert Whether Writing]
The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I've written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval. Joyce Maynard
[ Book Certain Challenge Chosen Criticize Critics Disapproval Fear Simply Speaks Story Vehemence Which Writing Written]
Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. June Jordan
[ Barbarous Brother Choke Down Habits Holy Into Language Law Lay Lying Natural Our Political Schools Self Sister Speech Supposed Unreal Weird White Why Writing]
Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking, by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context and resolution of ambiguity. Graham Nelson
[ Ambiguity Being Context Different Far General Hardest Major Points Really Resolution Sensitivity Undertaking Writing]
Writing has been so much a part of my life that I'm really quite annoyed that I can't do as much as I used to. Anne McCaffrey
[ Annoyed Been Life Much Part Quite Really Used Writing]
I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science, and it's about social constructionism. So I would say I'm a social constructionist, whatever that means. Clifford Geertz
[ Books Feminism Means Review Say Science Social Three Whatever Would Writing]
They're hit writers. They're gonna write me a hit whether I wanted it or not you know? I could have put out a single a year ago with the Neptunes and maybe been writing now on top but that was not the path that I chose. Willa Ford
[ Ago Been Chose Could Gonna Hit Know Maybe Neptunes Now Out Path Put Single Top Wanted Whether Write Writers Writing Year]
Writing is about culture and should be about everything. That's what makes it what it is. Irvine Welsh
[ Culture Everything Makes Should Writing]
I'm passionate again about writing. This is important to me; it's got to be the comeback book. Jeffrey Archer
[ Again Book Comeback Got Important Passionate Writing]
And when I'm writing, I write a lot anyway. I might write pages and pages of conversation between characters that don't necessarily end up in the book, or in the story I'm working on, because they're simply my way of getting to know the characters. Norton Juster
[ Anyway Because Between Book Characters Conversation End Getting Know Lot Might Necessarily Pages Simply Story Up Way Working Write Writing]
It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think. Johnny Cash
[ Edge Far Field Goes Left Lose Makes Musical Novelist Off Out Over Point Read Same Sense Talent Then Things Think Writing]
At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration. Chris Van Allsburg
[ Approach Asking Call Comes Creating First Guess Illustration Might Mind Myself Pictures Questions See Story Then Writing]
I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media. Todd Gitlin
[ Came Close Distortions Experience First Having Important Late Media Motive Observed Personal Politics Remained Say Since Some Then Think Up Writing]
The storyboard department doesn't talk to the layout department, which doesn't talk to the writing department. They're all jealous of each other. John Kricfalusi
[ Department Each Jealous Layout Other Storyboard Talk Which Writing]
Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure? Tanith Lee
[ Even Fiction Genres Non-Fiction Only Perhaps Stories Sure True Writing]
I listen to music constantly while writing. Orson Scott Card
[ Constantly Listen Music While Writing]
Writing on a contract for a major studio you get the very best. Terry Southern
[ Best Contract Get Major Studio Very Writing]
Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars. Nicholas Sparks
[ Art Business Comes Dollars Done Down May Publishing Said Writing]
I have always loved horror very much. I used to write stories for DC's House of Mystery. It was one of my first jobs writing for comics, and I loved it. Sergio Aragones
[ Always Comics Dc First Horror House Jobs Loved Much Mystery Stories Used Very Write Writing]
The problem, for me, with the writing programs is that they produce a terrible uniformity of product. Peter Davison
[ Problem Produce Product Programs Terrible Uniformity Writing]
It's time to start really writing some stuff, and I really wanted to write some stuff in the vein of the original Misfits, and this was really the first step in that direction. Jerry Only
[ Direction First Misfits Original Really Some Start Step Stuff Time Vein Wanted Write Writing]
You learn a lot, writing fiction. Penelope Lively
[ Fiction Learn Lot Writing]
I didn't make any money from my writing until much later. I published about 80 stories for nothing. I spent on literature. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Any Later Literature Make Money Much Nothing Published Spent Stories Until Writing]
I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it. Diane Cilento
[ Algebra Essays Good Loved Mathematics Never Science Sort Sure Very Writing]
People say you can't teach writing, but I think that's nonsense. Tracy Kidder
[ Nonsense Say Teach Think Writing]
Writing fiction is... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it. Rose Wilder Lane
[ Always Capture Defeated Effort Endless Fiction Killing Life Quality Some Without Writing]
A quiet impression could be a personal instruction from the Lord. It is personal and private. It comes from the Lord. Why is it important to keep sacred writings private? Because then He will give us more. Richard G. Scott
[ Because Comes Could Give Important Impression Instruction Keep Lord More Personal Private Quiet Sacred Then Us Why Will Writings]
In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better. Doris Lessing
[ Better Cooks More Process Story Writing]
I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner. Barry Mann
[ Continual Insanity Married Partner Should State Stay Think Wants Writing]
The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks. George Stephen
[ Almost Already Because Before Benefit Blocks Chapter Difficult Discover Done Draft First Flaws Get Impossible Invest Kind Kinds Lot Outlining Push Story Stuck Those Through Time Work Writing]
Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it - the information just disappears out of my head. Alice Hoffman
[ Book Disappears Every Everything Finish Forget Head Information Just Learned Out Time Writing]
Just writing and being in the studio was like therapy for me. Justin Timberlake
[ Being Just Studio Therapy Writing]
Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand, and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience of what I'm writing about. Michael Pollan
[ Always Anyway Been Direct Experience Finding Found Interested Places Stand Useful Very Writing]
If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly. Alan Watts
[ Always Appear Find Paradoxes Particularly Study Them Things Will Writings Zen]
Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills. John Milius
[ Deal Does Great Just Learn Painting Requires Skill Skills Those Want Writing]
I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies. Vanessa Brown
[ Actual Actually Also Because Classically Could Film Love Movies Music Piano Songwriting Trained Used War Well Write]
I've had trouble being in relationships and writing. This has been a real problem for me. I don't know if it's because I'm not free to fantasize or create these fantasy things about other people. Lucinda Williams
[ Because Been Being Create Fantasize Fantasy Free Had Know Other Problem Real Relationships These Things Trouble Writing]
In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that. I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor, and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19. Getting sick derailed that plan completely. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Ago Backwards Becoming Completely Fell Getting Got History Horses Intent Into Ph Plan Professor Sick Terms Writing Years]
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that. Kathleen Turner
[ Actresses Admire Companies Create Material More Need Older Own Production Some Their Truly Women Writers Writing]
No, I have to really focus, especially when I'm writing because I wanna be good at it. Tom Araya
[ Because Especially Focus Good Really Wanna Writing]
I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends. Julia Ward Howe
[ Always Matter Offends Resolution Shall Stick Think Whom Writing]
They're mostly done before we went into the studio, although I do like writing in the studio. Keith Urban
[ Although Before Done Into Mostly Studio Went Writing]
My total year's income from working as hard as I possibly could from writing went from like $30 one year to about $70 the next year. And it made me realize that maybe you couldn't really pay the rent that way. Kevin J. Anderson
[ Could Hard Income Made Maybe Next Pay Possibly Realize Really Rent Total Way Went Working Writing Year]
The process of creating is related to the process of dreaming although when you are writing you're doing it and when you're dreaming, it's doing you. Robert Stone
[ Although Creating Doing Dreaming Process Related Writing]
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary. Jessamyn West
[ Absolutely Guts Helpful Necessary Talent Writing]
The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature. Paul de Man
[ Act Affirms After Ambivalence Both Cannot Coincide Considered Denies Follows Interpretive Nature Own Process Such Which Writing]
I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky. Orson Scott Card
[ Accidentally Also Because Being Believe Career Classes Creative Expect Feel Fell Into Lucky Make Money Particularly Playwright Playwriting Really Some Took Way Without Writing]
I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity. Bill Hybels
[ Eternity Go Hate Hell Plain Real Teaching Thinking Truth Writing]
I've often been accused of making anthropology into literature, but anthropology is also field research. Writing is central to it. Clifford Geertz
[ Accused Also Anthropology Been Central Field Into Literature Making Often Research Writing]
If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction. Alex Chilton
[ Any Anything Coming Conviction Decent Done Expression Feels Genuinely Good How Out Person Song Spirit Then Writing Your]
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing. Horace
[ Both First Good Parent Principal Sense Source Writing]
That music and the lyrical aspects of Razorblade Romance is so personal to me that, now with me being grown up a bit and meeting new people and doing new things, it makes me look at the same things I was writing about back in the day through a different colored lens. Ville Valo
[ Aspects Back Being Bit Colored Day Different Doing Grown Lens Look Lyrical Makes Meeting Music New Now Personal Romance Same Things Through Up Writing]
Rush has never been a spontaneous group. We may be spontaneous in our writing, we may be spontaneous as individuals in our day to day lives... certainly I think am and always have been, but I think when it comes to Rush and our presentation of our music it's quite controlled. Alex Lifeson
[ Always Am Been Certainly Comes Controlled Day Group Individuals Lives May Music Never Our Presentation Quite Rush Spontaneous Think Writing]
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good. Thomas a Kempis
[ Either Endeavoring Entirely Good Idle Meditating Never Praying Public Reading Something Writing]
I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time. Octavia Butler
[ Around Before Began Fiction Reading Same Science Started Time Writing]
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]
Because good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare, I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked. Matt Groening
[ Animation Because Cartoon Good Often Overlooked Rare Simpsons Think Tv Writing]
When I'm writing about reality, I'm writing about death. When I'm writing fiction, I'm writing about life. Ralph Peters
[ Death Fiction Life Reality Writing]
I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic. Jessica Hagedorn
[ Cinematic Dialogue Lot Love Think Very Visual Writing]
When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life. I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters. It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant. John Phillips Marquand
[ Characters Dealing Double Eccentric Life Live Makes Novel Novelist Past Present Same Time Unpleasant Writing]
I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about. Truman Capote
[ Talk Things Those Tv Worth Writing]
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]
I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order. Antonia Fraser
[ Crime Link Order Preserve Sort Think Trying Writing]
Sometimes things in life take a few years to digest, and they find their way into the work later on. Sometimes I'm writing about things from eight years ago-they just took a long time to distill and come out in the appropriate way. Beck
[ Appropriate Come Digest Distill Eight Few Find Into Just Later Life Long Out Sometimes Take Their Things Time Took Way Work Writing Years]
Writing a novel is not method acting and I find it easy to step out of it at cocktail hour. Bret Easton Ellis
[ Acting Cocktail Easy Find Hour Method Novel Out Step Writing]
Just after writing those we were called up to defend a new position on the left, where the terrible storming of the bridge over the Antietam took place. Joshua Chamberlain
[ After Bridge Called Defend Just Left New Over Place Position Terrible Those Took Up Were Where Writing]
Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in. Michael Chabon
[ Chance Engaged Favors Find Jam Louis Mind Out Prepared Really Said Whatever Work Writing Yourself]
The desire to write grows with writing. Desiderius Erasmus
[ Desire Grows Write Writing]
Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life. Eudora Welty
[ Cause Discovering Effect Experience Happenings Life Novel Own Sequence Story Stumbling Upon Way Writer Writing]
It's immoral that people make money out of writing crap, but I try not to obsess about it. I don't want to spend my life being angry. Stella McCartney
[ Angry Being Crap Immoral Life Make Money Obsess Out Spend Try Want Writing]
The act of writing is a kind of catharsis, a liberation, but I never really concerned myself with that. I write because it interests me. Nathalie Sarraute
[ Act Because Catharsis Concerned Interests Kind Liberation Myself Never Really Write Writing]
The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement. Raymond Chandler
[ Challenge Effect Half Leisure Little Movement Much Natural Out Preserve Say Screenwriting Still Take Then]
For TV I don't think I could have gotten a better part than Uncle Junior because of the intimacy of the character based on David Chase's brilliant writing. Dominic Chianese
[ Based Because Better Brilliant Character Chase Could David Gotten Intimacy Junior Part Than Think Tv Uncle Writing]
Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own writing in important ways, taking away some of the excitement of poetry. Robert Morgan
[ Away Excitement Important Intrudes Over Own Poetry Some Taking Teaching Ways Writing Years Your]
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Tse-Tung
[ Dinner Doing Embroidery Essay Painting Party Picture Revolution Writing]
Sometimes I can spend as long revising a manuscript as I spent writing it in the first place. Margaret Haddix
[ First Long Manuscript Place Revising Sometimes Spend Spent Writing]
Right now I just finished writing the music for a Rugrats feature film and the third week of September I go to London, and the Orchestra is going to perform the score. Mark Mothersbaugh
[ Feature Film Finished Go Going Just London Music Now Orchestra Perform Right Score September Third Week Writing]
I've been writing about my boyhood, when I was a little kid back on my grandfather's farm where we didn't know about black widow spiders or all that stuff. But writing about that is so easy. Kary Mullis
[ Back Been Black Boyhood Easy Farm Grandfather Kid Know Little Spiders Stuff Where Widow Writing]
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. James A. Michener
[ Emotions Human Love Swing Tangle Words Writing]
I've been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there. David Friedman
[ Been Big Doing Here Projects Song Take Theater Which Writing Years]
Especially in the last 10 years, the writing on animated shows has jumped by leaps and bounds. Will Friedle
[ Animated Bounds Especially Jumped Last Leaps Shows Writing Years]
I can't do a film if I don't start with the writing. Neil Jordan
[ Film Start Writing]
It's the same thing in a way, although writing a book is a very solitary thing. Neil Jordan
[ Although Book Same Solitary Thing Very Way Writing]
Television has raised writing to a new low. Samuel Goldwyn
[ Low New Raised Television Writing]
Writing a children's book means you cannot spin out long narratives or have complex character development. Norman Macleod
[ Book Cannot Character Children Complex Development Long Means Narratives Out Spin Writing]
I hate writing. Al Alvarez
[ Hate Writing]
Writing and telling are almost the same, the way I do it. Daniel Pinkwater
[ Almost Same Telling Way Writing]
Plus, I love comic writing. Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something. Michael Pollan
[ Comic Finding Funny Love More Nothing Phrase Plus Satisfies Something Than Way Writing]
Seventy percent of what I write, I throw out. I can write very easily, but writing original things is the hard bit. Mike Rutherford
[ Bit Easily Hard Original Out Percent Seventy Things Throw Very Write Writing]
But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock. I'll probably write for about three hours, and I'll do that over the next month and a half. Stanley Tucci
[ Clock Half Hours Month Next Nine Over Probably Start Three Up Usually Wake Write Writing]
People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me. Harrison Birtwistle
[ Becoming English Know Maybe More Music Say Writing]
I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me. Vincent Bugliosi
[ Audience Happens Jury Lawyer Myself Opposed Primarily Trial View Writer Writing]
Do not copy my style! The first rule of writing is write about what you know, not what you think you know. So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that. Jackie Collins
[ Copy Done First Know Life Rule Style Think Write Writing Your]
Like so many writers I started writing stories because I didn't have much time for anything else. Tobias Wolff
[ Anything Because Else Many Much Started Stories Time Writers Writing]
Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would. Suzanne Vega
[ Also Course Expect Issues Make Obliquely Personally Point Reflecting Society Someone Sometimes Topical Trying Way Would Write Writing]
Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer. Kate DiCamillo
[ Absolutely Had Interest Understand Wanted Writer Writing]
The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people write to me or speak to me in public to tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books. Sidney Sheldon
[ Been Books Changed Find Her His How Life Most Part Public Rewarding Speak Tell Write Writing]
The writing of a melody is an emotional moment; success doesn't make it easy. Enya
[ Easy Emotional Make Melody Moment Success Writing]
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing. Layne Staley
[ Doorway Drawing Led Music Photography Writing]
Now, I am completely independent - I earn my living by speaking and writing. Karen Hughes
[ Am Completely Earn Independent Living Now Speaking Writing]
I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it. Ann Patchett
[ Become Book Consumed Need Selling Think Writing]
A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be. Mark Strand
[ Even Great Many Next Nothing Pays Poetry Read Seem Should Think Though Widely Worthwhile Writing]
Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess. Robert Adamson
[ Ambitious Books Guess Living Make Plan Poetry Pretty Publish Well Write Writing]
The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form. Penelope Lively
[ Alternative Always Approach Characters Fiction Flexible Form Manipulating New Novel Pleasure Some Story Such Telling Way Wonderfully Writing]
Readers are what it's all about, aren't they? If not, why am I writing? Evan Hunter
[ Am Readers Why Writing]
I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all. Beverly Cleary
[ Enjoy Fourth Graders Most Third Writing]
Book writing is a little different because, in my case, my editor is a year younger than me and basically has the same sensibility as me. Chuck Klosterman
[ Basically Because Book Case Different Editor Little Same Sensibility Than Writing Year Younger]
I have long observed that the act of writing is viewed, by some, as an elite and otherworldly act, all the more so if a person isn't paid for what she writes. Joyce Maynard
[ Act Elite Long More Observed Paid Person She Some Viewed Writes Writing]
I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion. James Broughton
[ Emotion Excite Expansive Often Order Start Writing]
I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music was when I was in the studio writing. So even though it was a six album deal, they saw quite early on that I wasn't enjoying it as I should be. I didn't feel there was anything behind it. Adam Rickitt
[ Album Anything Behind Deal Early Enjoyed Enjoying Even Feel Music Only Quite Realised Really Saw Should Six Studio Though Time Writing]
There are very few solid family films. A lot of the writing is awful. Chevy Chase
[ Awful Family Few Films Lot Solid Very Writing]
The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing, and we laugh at our own jokes. Adrian Edmondson
[ Ever Fun Jokes Laugh Most Our Own Rick Sitting Writing]
I'm not sure why writing for others became harder. Probably a reluctance to give away anything you might conceivably use yourself caused a block. I did it, but it remained hard when it had once been easy. Dick Cavett
[ Anything Away Became Been Block Caused Conceivably Did Easy Give Had Hard Harder Might Once Others Probably Reluctance Remained Sure Use Why Writing Yourself]
That's why, when Alias came along, I knew I'd be OK if the show was on for five or six years because the writing was so good and the creative team was so strong. Victor Garber
[ Along Because Came Creative Five Good Knew Ok Show Six Strong Team Why Writing Years]
My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing. Philip Pullman
[ Anyone Attention Claim Lies Only Real Writing]
How can you stop writing? Tony Hillerman
[ How Stop Writing]
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]
On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It's a real trade off. Cynthia Weil
[ Basically Bit Hand Off Other Own Real Records Someone Songs Stifle Stuck Style Their Trade Voice Writing]
Re-writing is different from writing. Original writing is very difficult. David Cronenberg
[ Different Difficult Original Re-Writing Very Writing]
There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Changes Clothing Facets Go Into Lyrics Melody Part Put Room Sentiments Sitting Song Studio Then Two Where Writing Your]
We don't know what we're writing until it just comes out. We don't sit around crunching numbers. Dustin Diamond
[ Around Comes Just Know Numbers Out Sit Until Writing]
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. Ernest Hemingway
[ Caricature Character Characters Create Living Novel Should Writer Writing]
I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel. Elliott Smith
[ Feel How Just Know Songs Writing]
I'm always amazed by writers who tell me they plan everything at the beginning. I feel their writing days must be very bland. Rose Tremain
[ Always Amazed Beginning Bland Days Everything Feel Must Plan Tell Their Very Writers Writing]
I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble - some balk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves - but certainly the mechanics of writing, finding the time and the psychic space, are easier now that my children are grown. Anne Tyler
[ Ahead Balk Book Certainly Children Easier Every Finding Give Grown Mechanics Never Now Others Psychic Seem Some Space Step Tell Themselves Time Trouble Way Which Will Write Writing]
I've supported myself by writing since 1992, and I'm probably very nearly unemployable by now because employers are likely to be put off by the long gap. Greg Egan
[ Because Employers Gap Likely Long Myself Nearly Now Off Probably Put Since Supported Very Writing]
I held a variety of jobs - most notably ten years working in universities - and kept on writing. Thomas Perry
[ Held Jobs Kept Most Notably Ten Universities Variety Working Writing Years]
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]
I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Actually Already Apprenticeship Autobiographical Been Experimental Fiction Had Phases Served Songs Stuff Think Those Through Writer Writing]
I spent every night until four in the morning on my dissertation, until I came to the point when I could not write another word, not even the next letter. I went to bed. Eight o'clock the next morning I was up writing again. Abraham Pais
[ Again Another Bed Came Clock Could Dissertation Eight Even Every Four Letter Morning Next Night Point Spent Until Up Went Word Write Writing]
I despair of ever writing excellent poetry. Isaac Rosenberg
[ Despair Ever Excellent Poetry Writing]
That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played. Jackson Browne
[ Because Business Every Folk Get Gets Learning Led Lucrative Making Most Music Out Paid Part Play Played Song Things Time Turns Up Writing]
At first it was my brother's songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me. Gwen Stefani
[ Brother Doing Everyone First Just Songwriting Told]
I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting and trying to weed out the lumber. David McCullough
[ Hard Lumber Out Rewriting Trying Very Weed Work Writing]
People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them. Bobby Womack
[ Even Out Remember Shout Songs Them Writing]
I'm approaching a period in my life though where I'd like to be totally absorbed into music, doing concerts, writing something. Basically, that IS what I am doing. Roscoe Mitchell
[ Absorbed Am Approaching Basically Concerts Doing Into Life Music Period Something Though Totally Where Writing]
To me, all writing is like music. And especially dialogue. I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be, a composer. Acting got me sidetracked. Dirk Benedict
[ Acting College Composer Dialogue Especially Got Music Sidetracked Studied Wanted Writing]
One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one's essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case. James Payn
[ Any Arise Being Case Difficulty Embarrassment Essay Excess Far Find Finding However Literary Material Matters Men Might Think Title Which Would Writing]
When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on. Carl Sandburg
[ Black Girl Go Hair Midnight Poetry Poor Pretty Told Writing]
I didn't necessarily have a total idea when I was writing the movie of where everything was going. I just wanted to have really realistic dialogue and write like people I knew talked. I tried to keep it very real. Zach Braff
[ Dialogue Everything Going Idea Just Keep Knew Movie Necessarily Real Realistic Really Talked Total Tried Very Wanted Where Write Writing]
I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do. Leon Uris
[ Agony Enjoy Joy Meant More Most Sometimes Tell Than Think Will Writers Writing]
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once. Jean Jacques Rousseau
[ Act Cannot Great However Learned Man May Natural Once Talent Writing]
Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing. Jackie DeShannon
[ Always Artist Elvis Generosity Highly Singing Spoke Talked Think Very Well Work Writing]
I write when the urge hits me, getting the words down as fast as I can type and then I step back from what I just wrote and start a dialectical process where I begin challenging my own writing. Donald McKay
[ Back Begin Challenging Dialectical Down Fast Getting Hits Just Own Process Start Step Then Type Urge Where Words Write Writing Wrote]
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability. Barry Mann
[ Ability Innate Most Probably Songwriters Songwriting Successful]
When you do a writing job for a studio, one of the things you want to do is satisfy the expectations of your employer. That's a little bit different than when you sit down and write something to satisfy yourself, because then you're the employer. Joel Coen
[ Because Bit Different Down Employer Expectations Job Little Satisfy Sit Something Studio Than Then Things Want Write Writing Your Yourself]
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]
When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle. There were no composers writing for the guitar, be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists. Andres Segovia
[ Began Circle Composers Guitar Guitarists Vicious Virtuoso Were Writing]
When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener - we have to reach the listener; otherwise, of course, you're writing the piece, as I say, only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself, and then it ends right there. Leo Ornstein
[ Communicating Course Ends Listener Meant Only Otherwise Paper Piece Reach Right Satisfaction Say Seeing Speaking Then Writing Yourself]
My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history. Lynn Abbey
[ Book Corner Curl Dusty Habit History Love More Research Some Support Than Up Writing]
I spent 10 years as a marketing manager. I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable background for writing about white-collar crimes. Sara Paretsky
[ Background Crimes Experience Financial Found Invaluable Manager Marketing Spent White-Collar World Writing Years]
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence. Quentin Tarantino
[ Find First Go Going Hand Movies Music Opening Play Script Sequence Things Writing]
My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own. I try not to structure my work too rigidly. Anita Desai
[ Allow Own Rigidly Story Structure Style Too Try Unfold Work Writing]
The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song. Bryan Ferry
[ Beautiful Feelings Great Lyrics Nice Quality Really Simple Singer Song Songs Strong Underneath Very Which Wonderful Words Writing]
I don't expect you'll hear me writing any poems to the greater glory of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Robert Penn Warren
[ Any Expect Glory Greater Hear Nancy Poems Reagan Ronald Writing]
After I left Texas and went to California, I had a hard time getting anyone to play anything that I was writing, so I had to end up playing them myself. And that's how I ended up just being a saxophone player. Ornette Coleman
[ After Anyone Anything Being California End Ended Getting Had Hard How Just Left Myself Play Player Playing Saxophone Texas Them Time Up Went Writing]
I wasn't writing the music. Ed would write a piece of music. I'd listen to it and come up with a melody and then we would arrange it. We'd put it together and I would write lyrics to my melodies. Sammy Hagar
[ Arrange Come Ed Listen Lyrics Melodies Melody Music Piece Put Then Together Up Would Write Writing]
I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it. Mostly because novels and films are so different, and I'm such an internal novelist. Alice Hoffman
[ Because Different Film Films Internal Mostly Never Novel Novelist Novels See Such While Writing]
After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn't see much way around it. Nicholas Mosley
[ After Around Dissatisfied Doom Gave Much Novels Romantic See These Three Time Up Way Writing Yet]
Any suggestion that I'm writing about political operatives because I'm interested in political operatives misses the entire point. Bob Woodward
[ Any Because Entire Interested Misses Operatives Point Political Suggestion Writing]
Seem to be telling this, but really telling that. Three-dimensional writing, like three-dimensional chess. Nabokov was the other master of that. You could learn something from Nabokov on every page he ever wrote. Donald E. Westlake
[ Chess Could Ever Every Learn Master Other Page Really Seem Something Telling Three-Dimensional Three-Dimensional Writing Wrote]
When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets... I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice. Now I read them all. Jack Prelutsky
[ Any Began Children Found Influenced Now Other Own Poets Read Them Until Voice Want Writing]
When people start writing there is this idea that you have to get everything right first time, every sentence has to be perfect, every paragraph has to be perfect, every chapter has to be perfect, but what you're doing is not any kind of public show, until you're ready for it. Irvine Welsh
[ Any Chapter Doing Every Everything First Get Idea Kind Paragraph Perfect Public Ready Right Sentence Show Start Time Until Writing]
I think my mistakes were kind of common - leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing. But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days. Dick Schaap
[ Adjectives Clear Cliches Common Days How Kind Knew Leaning Least Mistakes Place Rarity Seems Spell These Think Vivid Were Which Writing]
I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist. Clifford Geertz
[ Anthropologist Doing Happens His Myself Think Writer Writing]
I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven. Jascha Heifetz
[ Any Appreciate Beethoven Composer Composers Contemporary Discourage First How More Much Myself Occasionally Play Reasons Remind Secondly Two Works Writing]
Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them. Virginia Woolf
[ Detest Except Induces Make Money Nothing Novel Read Them Writing]
I think I'm in a really nice position, where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one, but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs. Chris Isaak
[ Another Could Main Mind Nice Now Position Really Right Show Songs Sure Thing Think Wanted Where Writing]
I became quite taken over by Johnson's personality at some points while writing the biography, and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards, I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in my ear while I was working on it. Jonathan Coe
[ Afterwards Became Biography Circle Closed Could Did Ear Feel Hear Him Johnson Over Personality Points Quite Since Some Sometimes Straight Taken Went While Whispering Working Writing]
I get drunk writing words. I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away with writing that I get inebriated from it. John Shirley
[ Away Carried Drink Drunk Get Words Writing]
Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing. Russell Banks
[ Although Been Draw Life Now Occasionally Paint Shaped Still Writing]
Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature. Steig Larsson
[ Classical Detective Entertainment Light Literature Primarily Propaganda Question Stories Writing]
I've been writing full-time since 1978. Alan Dean Foster
[ Been Full-Time Since Writing]
I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger, and I'm not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics. Oriana Fallaci
[ Because Cry Enter Even Healthy Politics Sacrifice Sometimes Were Would Writing Years Younger]
Writing is a lonely job unless you're a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach. Emilio Estevez
[ Always Case Drinker Friend Job Lonely Reach Unless Which Within Writing]
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence. Isadora Duncan
[ Art Beautiful Concentrated Effort Enough Gesture Hard Know Learn Make Many Realize Research Sentence Simple Struggle Take Taken Work Would Write Writing Years]
The way I outline has changed quite a bit from when I first started writing. George Stephen
[ Bit Changed First Outline Quite Started Way Writing]
Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means- speech, writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point - to accelerate revolutionary development. Johann Most
[ Accelerate Anarchists Deed Development Every More Point Prepare Revolution Revolutionary Social Speech Use Whichever Writing]
My writing is remarkably non-confessional; you actually learn very little about me. Michael Pollan
[ Actually Learn Little Remarkably Very Writing]
Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence, except for being married. Richard Ford
[ Being Done Ever Except Married Only Persistence Thing Writing]
Learn your instrument. Be honest. Don't do anything phony. There is so much crap floating around. There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing. Christine McVie
[ Anything Around Bit Crap Floating Honest Instrument Learn Much Phony Plenty Room Writing Your]
Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days, I've rewritten it. Jules Shear
[ Days Means Rewriting Rewritten Three Work]
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. Gustave Flaubert
[ Art Believe Discovering Writing]
In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and - I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical - beyond the day I die. Robyn Hitchcock
[ Beyond Certain Day Diabolical Die Doubt Go Heavenly Hope Means Songs Thing Through Up Will World Writing]
When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together. Tom Glazer
[ Became Give Had However Introductory Involved Literary More Music Notes Occasion Own Pleasure Put Remarks Sense Some Something Together Up Would Write Writing]
I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs. Barry Gibb
[ Love Making Music Records Songs Writing]
To do the writing, I have to have time to do research. Jean-Jacques Annaud
[ Research Time Writing]
I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I'm much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes. Michael Biehn
[ Am Blocking Casting Decisions Elements Experience Filmmaking Involved More Much Scenes Seven Show Story Writing]
With acting I am being led by the script, other actors, the director, etc. But with songwriting I feel it is much more self reliant and allows me to be in the creative experience without being as dependent on others. Helen Slater
[ Acting Actors Allows Am Being Creative Dependent Director Etc Experience Feel Led More Much Other Others Reliant Script Self Songwriting Without]
Writing of that caliber spoils you for any other kind of writing for awhile. But that's probably good. Mercedes Ruehl
[ Any Awhile Caliber Good Kind Other Probably Spoils Writing]
I was pretty dead set against ever writing an academic novel. It's always been my view that there are already more than enough academic novels and that most of them aren't any good. Most of them are self-conscious and bitter, the work of people who want to settle grudges. Richard Russo
[ Academic Against Already Always Any Been Bitter Dead Enough Ever Good Grudges More Most Novel Novels Pretty Self-Conscious Set Settle Than Them View Want Work Writing]
The central problem of novel-writing is causality. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Causality Central Problem]
The band projects just took natural priority. I didn't really have a solo career, just wanted to share the music in another way and to learn more about writing, recording, etcetera. Ken Hensley
[ Another Band Career Just Learn More Music Natural Priority Projects Really Recording Share Solo Took Wanted Way Writing]
The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him. Aharon Appelfeld
[ Also Become Besides Biography Cannot Carries Central Century Deep End Event Everyone Him Holocaust Inside Israel Lives Many Metaphor Our Speaking Writing]
But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find. Bruce Springsteen
[ Anything Between Books Find Go Listen Long Movies Music Periods Records Suck Then Things Through Up Usually Where Working Writing]
And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing, I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things, to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth. Owen Glendower
[ Bearers Businesses Cannot Credence Faith Fully Give Informed May Mouth Please Present Say Send Shall These Things Unto Whom Word Writing]
I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing. Jack Prelutsky
[ Accept Always Challenges Done Writing]