Quotations that match '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]
I'll have to get people to write songs for me right now until my own writing comes around. Andy Gibb
[ Around Comes Get Now Own Right Songs Until Write 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 got a book deal without even turning in one shred of a writing sample. Janice Dickinson
[ Book Deal Even Got Sample Shred Turning Without Writing]
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]
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]
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]
Sarah Palin - now don't laugh - is writing a book. Not just reading a book, writing a book. Actually, in the word of the publisher, she's 'collaborating' on a book. What an embarrassment! It's one of these 'I told you,' books that jocks do. Chris Matthews
[ Actually Book Books Collaborating Embarrassment Jocks Just Laugh Now Publisher Reading Sarah She These Told Word Writing]
I've been doing nineteen hours a day on London, nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life, and writing has been put on one side, and if I'm privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city, then I will not write again. Jeffrey Archer
[ Again Been City Day Doing Else Enough Hours Life London Mayor Mean Nineteen Nothing Privileged Put Side Then Whole Will Write Writing]
From a writing point of view, you now have teams of screenwriters working with a director. What's lost in the process is the power of that one heart, brain, gut and soul that makes something an original piece of writing. Joe Eszterhas
[ Brain Director Gut Heart Lost Makes Now Original Piece Point Power Process Something Soul Teams View Working Writing]
I gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies. Leslie Fiedler
[ Because Enemies Friend Gave Make Up Writing]
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings. Alex Cox
[ Conservative English Greatest His Language Lived Poet Politically Probably Reflected Shakespeare Time Very Writer Writings]
I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. Ernest Hemingway
[ Always Deep Empty Fed Learned Never Night Part Refill Something Springs Still Stop Well Writing]
I never think about poetry except when I'm writing it. I mean my poetry. Norman MacCaig
[ Except Mean Never Poetry Think Writing]
I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography. June Foray
[ Afternoon Autobiography Introduction Most New Spent Writing]
Read the sacred writings of all the peoples on Earth. Through all of them runs, like a red thread, the hidden Science of attaining and maintaining wakefulness. Gustave Meyrink
[ Attaining Earth Hidden Maintaining Peoples Read Red Runs Sacred Science Them Thread Through Writings]
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]
Re-writing is different from writing. Original writing is very difficult. David Cronenberg
[ Different Difficult Original Re-Writing Very 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]
Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over. Eric Brown
[ Along Could Course Creative Living Merely Moaning More Nice Okay Over Point Print Satisfaction Scrape Seeing Than Which Work Would Writing]
The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes. Dave Barry
[ After Come Offending Problem Religion Religious Risk Run Sincerely Then 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]
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 don't exist without writing. Jewel Kilcher
[ Exist Without Writing]
When you're writing these things, you're in a room making each other laugh, you really have very little sense of political correctness or incorrectness. This is a question that Europe tends to ask and America doesn't. Mike Myers
[ America Ask Correctness Each Europe Laugh Little Making Other Political Question Really Room Sense Tends These Things Very Writing]
I got out of college and I went to get my master's in creative writing at San Francisco State. I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop, being abused as a intern. Peter Coyote
[ Abused Actor Being College Creative Francisco Get Got Intern Master Out San State Went Working Workshop 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]
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]
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]
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 have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research. Sarah Zettel
[ Checking Close Does Doing Fact Fantasy Fiction Good However Involve More Research Say Science Writing]
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile. Robert Cormier
[ Always Apt Beautiful Better Brain Exact Find First Get Leaping Part Phrase Right Say Surgeon Time Unlike Word Writing]
The writing of a melody is an emotional moment; success doesn't make it easy. Enya
[ Easy Emotional Make Melody Moment Success Writing]
Writing that's not working for a living. Robert Asprin
[ Living Working 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]
I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show, Learning To Be Human. Shirley Knight
[ Book Human Learning Show Working 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]
The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work. Margaret Fuller
[ Criticism Periodical Sift Stamp Use Work Writing]
I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial, but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out. I like a little suspense when I am writing, too. James Patterson
[ Am Book Did End Exactly How Know Little Mind-Boggling Out Suspense Too Trial Turn Would Writing]
What I do say is that I can write verse, and that the writing of verse in strict form is the best possible training for writing good prose. Philip Pullman
[ Best Form Good Possible Prose Say Strict Training Verse Write 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]
The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do. There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient. But in real and lasting writing the character is. Ruth Park
[ Certainly Character Characters Full Genres Lasting Legitimate Novels Real Say Simply Sufficient Which World 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]
My relationship with Music Row has always been, from my end, optimistic and hopeful that there is more than one way to approach the writing, recording, and marketing of an album. Deana Carter
[ Album Always Approach Been End Hopeful Marketing More Music Optimistic Recording Relationship Row Than Way Writing]
You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert. Dick Dale
[ Concert Dale Even Haven Heard Live Passion Play Receive See Story Until Write Writing]
Acting and writing go together. Actors write because they love words and becoming other people - we love to escape into other characters. Susannah York
[ Acting Actors Because Becoming Characters Escape Go Into Love Other Together Words Write 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]
Writing is a communication. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Communication Writing]
I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word. Geddy Lee
[ Am Keyboard Keyboards Love Parts Player Sense True Using Word Writing]
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing. Clarence Day
[ Art Reading Thinking Well Writing]
I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection. Aaron Sorkin
[ Beyond Dialogue Drama Got Grew Perfection Start Television Theatre Theatrical Up Where 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 thought, well I can do that. I couldn't be bothered writing a book review, because I'd have to read the book, I haven't got time to read a whole book for a fifty dollar write-up. Eddie Campbell
[ Because Book Bothered Dollar Fifty Got Haven Read Review Thought Time Well Whole Writing]
Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action. Paul J. Meyer
[ Action Produces Thought Writing]
I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain. Enya
[ Beaches Discipline Domain Humming Listening Love Melody Sitting Studio Walking Writing]
When we've finished the current tour I'm going to go back to Italy and see if I can do some more writing. Gerry Mulligan
[ Back Current Finished Go Going Italy More See Some Tour Writing]
If I stopped writing and being at my piano, I wouldn't know how to live. It's your best friend. Jessi Colter
[ Being Best Friend How Know Live Piano Stopped Writing Your]
Writing has become such an outlet for me that when I don't have it, I just get pent up. Emm Gryner
[ Become Get Just Outlet Pent Such Up 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]
I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell. Jack Vance
[ Felt Just Seemed Sell Since Writing Wrote]
We are both drawn to surreal situations so the writing was a joy. Dylan Moran
[ Both Drawn Joy Situations Surreal Writing]
To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought is indeed a most signal honour. John G. D. Clark
[ Awarded Citizen Did Europe Great His Honour Illustrious Indeed Modern Most Much Name Open Our Prize Same Sensibility Signal Takes Thought Through Time Up Which World Writings]
People who work on the user interface side need to have empathy as a key characteristic. But if you are writing device drivers you don't really need to understand humans so well. Andy Hertzfeld
[ Characteristic Device Drivers Empathy Humans Interface Key Need Really Side Understand User Well Work 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]
Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it. And the riffs are about timing. Kathy Acker
[ Basic Basically Jazz Just Melody Off Rhythm Riff Riffs Then Think Time Timing Well Writing Your]
When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss. Robin Gibb
[ Always Amazing Did Give Go Going Immediately Inspirational Just Keyboard Magical Maurice Miss Movie Play Something Touched Would Writings]
My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection. Ryszard Kapuscinski
[ Combination Elements Exploration First Literature Reading Reflection Second Subject Third Three Tourist Travel Writing]
However, writing software without defects is not sufficient. In my experience, it is at least as difficult to write software that is safe - that is, software that behaves reasonably under adverse conditions. Wietse Venema
[ Adverse Behaves Conditions Defects Difficult Experience However Least Reasonably Safe Software Sufficient Under Without Write Writing]
There aren't any rules, as far as anything-and that applies especially to writing songs, whatever gets the point across. So you're just kind of brought up to feel-in any field, if you say you can do it, do it. There it is. Guy Clark
[ Across Any Applies Brought Especially Far Field Gets Just Kind Point Rules Say Songs Up Whatever Writing]
I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction. So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really. Paul Kane
[ Any Author Believe Comes Fiction Most Other Personality Really Respect Through Writers 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]
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]
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 have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community. Anita Diament
[ Community Jewish Record Track Writing]
The people who are making money are the ones who are writing and singing their own songs. Jimmy Webb
[ Making Money Ones Own Singing Songs Their 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 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]
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]
But when you're writing a script - for me anyway - you have to sort of create an enforced innocence. You have to divest yourself of worrying about a lot of stuff like what movies are hot, what movies are not hot, what the budget of this movie might be. David Cronenberg
[ Anyway Budget Create Divest Enforced Hot Innocence Lot Might Movie Movies Script Sort Stuff Worrying Writing Yourself]
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]
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]
Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day. Anita Diament
[ Day Documentary Eventually Experimenting Hope Idea Into Launched Light Lyrics Now Play Right Song These Will 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]
The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren't sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters. David Crane
[ Being Complimentary Designers Enjoyed Game Games Hearing Letters Loved Most Our Picture Playing Rather Screens Sending Spent Than Their Those Time Universally Us Were Weren Would Writers Writing]
When I sit down to write, I don't think about writing about an idea or a given message. I just try to write a story which is hard enough. Jhumpa Lahiri
[ Down Enough Given Hard Idea Just Message Sit Story Think Try Which Write Writing]
Writing is a really good first step toward that goal of knowing yourself. Jewel Kilcher
[ First Goal Good Knowing Really Step Toward Writing Yourself]
There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end. C. S. Forester
[ Begin Beginning Continue End Novel Other Than Way Writing]
But with writing, all you need is a pad of paper. Scott Caan
[ Need Pad Paper Writing]
Yeah I'm still writing. I've got about 14 tracks now. But we've been on tour so we haven't had time to get back to a rehearsal place. Ville Valo
[ Back Been Get Got Had Haven Now Place Rehearsal Still Time Tour Tracks Writing Yeah]
By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching. Albert Maltz
[ Alert Attempts Became College Discrimination First Had Lynching Question Racial Remember Time Very 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]
There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane. Orson Scott Card
[ Acting Any Citizen Good Kane Minutes More Say Ten Than Twister Writing]
It's very strange writing science fiction in a world that moves as fast as ours does. Daniel Keys Moran
[ Does Fast Fiction Moves Ours Science Strange Very World Writing]
I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can. Guy Clark
[ Another Best Day Feed Folks Go Going Home Just New Off Out Play Playing Reason Sit Songs Sort Try Unless Without Write 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]
The play is one of the very few pieces of great dramatic and comic writing that I have read in a long, long time. I was drawn to it because of the power of the writing, which gives me the actor a chance to explore many facets of myself. Linda Lavin
[ Actor Because Chance Comic Dramatic Drawn Explore Facets Few Gives Great Long Many Myself Pieces Play Power Read Time Very Which Writing]
The first four months of writing the book, my mental image is scratching with my hands through granite. My other image is pushing a train up the mountain, and it's icy, and I'm in bare feet. Mary Higgins Clark
[ Bare Book Feet First Four Granite Hands Icy Image Mental Months Mountain Other Pushing Scratching Through Train Up Writing]
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]
It's not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and recording the next month. I think you're looking for songs all year long and you're writing all year long. Keith Urban
[ Bunch Case Long Looking Month Next Recording Songs Think Turning Writing Year]
It was a lot of fun, and writing a series is comfortable. It's almost like having a secure job. Thomas Perry
[ Almost Comfortable Fun Having Job Lot Secure Series 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]
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. Napoleon Hill
[ Complete Concrete Definitely Desire Form Given Intangible Moment Plan Reduce Will Writing Your]
Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money. Stephen Ambrose
[ Easiest Hours Living Long Make Money Usually Way Work Writing Your Yourself]
The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself. John Mortimer
[ Any Bore Found Only Rule Validity Writing Yourself]
When we first started playing in the early days, none of us really had any idea about writing our own songs yet. We were struggling how to learn our instruments and play songs to be able to perform for people. Wayne Kramer
[ Able Any Days Early First Had How Idea Instruments Learn None Our Own Perform Play Playing Really Songs Started Struggling Us Were Writing Yet]
You have to be very brave in that first writing session. Barry Mann
[ Brave First Session Very Writing]
It is not about writing those hits again. I am sure I could write them, but it is about the sensibilities. Alison Moyet
[ Again Am Could Hits Sensibilities Sure Them Those Write Writing]
Most of us don't have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility. Octavia Butler
[ Being Comfortable Definitely Good Inside Most Noses Our Outside Poke Possibility Shot Still Us While Worry Writing]
I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most - the writing. William H. Macy
[ Door Emmy Meant Most Proud Really Think Writing]
The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument. Suzi Quatro
[ Aside Brought Concentrated Cradle Eventually Instrument Into Kind Lead Main Material Nancy Our Own Pleasure Seekers Singer Sister Started Stepped Turned Writing Younger]
You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away. Adam Pascal
[ Away Daunting Get Inspiration Just Kind Know Moments Scares Seems Something Sometimes Task Then Writing]
I've been writing full-time since 1978. Alan Dean Foster
[ Been Full-Time Since Writing]
Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas. Michael Caine
[ Anyone Comedy Dramas Every Get Got Script Some Write Writing]
So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
[ Dissenter Hope Today Tomorrow Writing]
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
[ Arranging Bowl Crowded Day Flowers Give Morning Poem Prayer Quiet Saying Sense Writing]
I think plays, like books, are endemic. They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about. I think, you just can't move them about, you know. Peter Shaffer
[ Books Endemic Grow Just Know Move Out Place Plays Soil Them Think Writer Writing]
The essays are different because ultimately it's things I'm interested in, and I'm really just writing about myself and using those subjects as a prism. Chuck Klosterman
[ Because Different Essays Interested Just Myself Prism Really Subjects Things Those Ultimately Using 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]
Courses on historical methodology are not worth the time that they take up. I shall never give one myself, and I have observed that many of my colleagues who do give such courses refrain from exemplifying their methods by writing anything. Samuel E. Morison
[ Anything Colleagues Courses Give Historical Many Methodology Methods Myself Never Observed Refrain Shall Such Take Their Time Up Worth Writing]
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]
Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side of the scale from touring. They balance me out creatively. Tommy Shaw
[ Balance Creatively Opposite Other Out Scale Side Songwriting Touring Weight]
When I began writing science fiction in the middle '60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months. Vernor Vinge
[ Began Consciousness Cultural Decades Easy Eighteen Fiction Find Ideas Into Lead Middle Months More Now Science Seemed Seems Time Took Very Writing]
Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer. Kate DiCamillo
[ Absolutely Had Interest Understand Wanted Writer 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]
Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. Norman Mailer
[ Books Closest Come Ever Men Writing]
One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead. Joseph Barbera
[ Attractive Autobiography Dead Most Things Writing Your]
David was the kind of guy who was totally supportive of the actors and instructed the writing staff to trust the actor's instincts, since after all, it's the actors playing the character. William Devane
[ Actor Actors After Character David Guy Instincts Instructed Kind Playing Since Staff Supportive Totally Trust Writing]
Few writers are willing to admit writing is autobiographical. Terry McMillan
[ Admit Autobiographical Few Willing Writers Writing]
I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others' work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now. Jonathan Carroll
[ Everything Fond Give Interesting Journal Less Memories Now Only Others Own Read Try Will Work Writing]
Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs. Marian McPartland
[ Anything Especially Nobody Nowadays Seems Songs Takes Trouble 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]
Writing is hard work; it's also the best job I've ever had. Raymond E. Feist
[ Also Best Ever Had Hard Job Work Writing]
I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it's fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter. Jack Prelutsky
[ Around Fun Guitar Helps Improvise Keep Meter Music Reasons Several Sometimes Such While Will Writing]
When we finished the tour we had been writing together for a year. We moved forward from there and have just now finished our record. We're having a new record out in the Spring. Kathy Valentine
[ Been Finished Forward Had Having Just Moved New Now Our Out Record Spring Together Tour Writing Year]
I want to direct films, because I am a painter and a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing. Xander Berkeley
[ Am Because Direct Done Films Lot Painter Sculptor Want 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]
As soon as I started writing Julia, by which I mean while writing its first sentence, I felt a sudden, reassuring charge of excitement. I knew it was going to work. Peter Straub
[ Charge Excitement Felt First Going Julia Knew Mean Reassuring Sentence Soon Started Sudden Which While Work Writing]
I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication. Kevin J. Anderson
[ Basically Communication Deconstruction Direct Extra Letter Read Reconstruction Steps Talking Whereas Writing]
When I first started to get into writing, it was via music. I'd generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories, then they'd turn into novels. I was biased toward music. Irvine Welsh
[ Biased First Generate Get Ideas Into Music Novels Songs Started Stories Then Toward Turn Via Would Writing]
If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work. Russell Banks
[ Any Attention Become Dedicate Discipline Hanging Life Line Other Out Pals Smarter Than While Work Writing Your]
My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play. Hugh Leonard
[ After Death Father Got Him His Know Liked Only Play Writing]
American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Always American Considered Had Literature Matter Serious Very 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]
I have some great stories and I will get around to writing a book. Sally Kirkland
[ Around Book Get Great Some Stories Will Writing]
I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them. Anne Rice
[ Admit Even Fallen Into Joy Love Loved Must Now Sing Speak Them Words Writing]
Writing is an antidote for loneliness. Steven Berkoff
[ Antidote Loneliness Writing]
Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death. Edna Ferber
[ Death Defeat Itself Life Love Lover Until Writer Writing]
All the nice things about Suzanne are me. All the things that aren't nice, that was just the writing. Delta Burke
[ Just Nice Things Writing]
Well, one thing I'm really interested in, when I'm writing, is being accurate. Sharon Olds
[ Accurate Being Interested Really Thing Well Writing]
Location is a very important aspect to songwriting. Ken Hill
[ Aspect Important Location Songwriting Very]
Its highest point was The Worst Journey in the World. Then you see this decline, and this harking back, using the 19th-century form when we're not in the 19th century. That way of writing a book about the world out there - you just can't do it anymore. Robyn Davidson
[ Anymore Back Book Century Decline Form Harking Highest Journey Just Out Point See Then Using Way World Worst Writing]
Readers are what it's all about, aren't they? If not, why am I writing? Evan Hunter
[ Am Readers Why Writing]
If you make your living writing, and you can't write anything, it's over. It's very frightening. Sting
[ Anything Frightening Living Make Over Very Write Writing Your]
I'm writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto. Susie Bright
[ Book Erotica Manifesto New Now Right Writing]
More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina. John Irving
[ Half Kind Life Maybe More Much Rewriting Say Special Stamina Strikes Talent Than Two-Thirds Unusual Writer]
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 don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can - that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style. James Gunn
[ Any Appropriate Beyond Discover Else Find Imitation Important Know Move Narrative Out Secret Step Style Successful Write Writing]
But this is pretty new for me, both songwriting and singing. Krist Novoselic
[ Both New Pretty Singing Songwriting]
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]
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]
Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal! Robert Creeley
[ Am Brutal Editorial Else Imagination May Newspaper Other Reading Suddenly These Whole Writing]
In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some really weird kind of thing. He told me he was writing a computer program. Jon Postel
[ Chemistry Class Computer Doing Front Guy Jigsaw Kind Looked Program Puzzle Really Sitting Some Thing Told Weird Writing]
Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted as to destroy my life by English preaching, or any other preaching. St. Paul did much good by his preaching, but how much more by his writings. Henry Martyn
[ Am Any Dearest Destroy Did English Good His How Life More Much Other Paul Preaching Sir St Suppose Writings]
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]
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]
My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don't meet. And then your friends say: It's terrific! Harrison Birtwistle
[ Attitude Bits Friends Little Meet Remember Say Terrific Then Where Writing Your]
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs. Sting
[ Before Done Introduced Meditation Only Songs Style Would Writing Yoga]
In writing a series of stories about the same characters, plan the whole series in advance in some detail, to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies. L. Sprague de Camp
[ Advance Avoid Characters Contradictions Detail Inconsistencies Plan Same Series Some Stories Whole Writing]
I touched an Oscar once. Friend of mine has one, for writing. As soon as I touched it, he said, Now you'll never win one. Rob Corddry
[ Friend Mine Never Now Once Oscar Said Soon Touched Win 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]
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]
A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason. Margaret Atwood
[ Built Evolved Failures Into Process Ratio Reason Wastebasket Writing]
I think enthusiasm is the answer to passionate writing. Jerome Lawrence
[ Answer Enthusiasm Passionate Think 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]
I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story, but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears, especially if you've got more than one assistant. Sarah Sutton
[ Appears Assistant Difficult Doctor Especially Ever Got Initially Know Lot More Story Than Tried Writing]
Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon. The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'. Steve Brown
[ Am Band Being Book Business Going Man Music Reality Rock Soon Writing Yeah]
I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work. Alain de Botton
[ Always Am Aspects Attention Boundaries Conscious Formal How Little Many Non-Fiction Pay Stretch Surprised Their Trying Work Writers Writing]
However, please allow me to say that the fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link it up with society, the state and the world. Kenzaburo Oe
[ Allow Been Fundamental However Link Matters Personal Please Say Society Start State Style Then Up World Writing]
Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent. Anita Diament
[ Accent Acting Alternative Americans Beautiful History Love Most Shakespeare Smart Such Sucker View Writing]
He did once say the time to worry is when they stop writing about you but again I think that was pretty token of the coverage was very respectful, he rather resented the intrusions on his private life, but that was about it. Anthony Holden
[ Again Coverage Did His Intrusions Life Once Pretty Private Rather Resented Respectful Say Stop Think Time Token Very Worry 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]
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]
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]
Actually, that's one of the things I was thinking about writing a story about me, loosely based or autobiographical. I just don't want to be like some people that are in their twenties and writing autobiographies. Matthew McGrory
[ Actually Autobiographical Autobiographies Based Just Loosely Some Story Their Things Thinking Twenties Want Writing]
Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it. Octavia Butler
[ Few Frustrations Get Hostilities Paid Professions Public Rid Which Writing Yourself]
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]
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]
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]
People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect American family and I destroyed that image. But what people have to understand is writing that book was very healing for me. LaToya Jackson
[ American Book Destroyed Family Had Healing Image Perfect Understand Very Writing]
If you can't turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn't be in the ad writing business at all. Leo Burnett
[ Ad Business Customer Into Probably Turn Writing Your Yourself]
Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area. Nadine Gordimer
[ Area Life Made Making Perhaps Sense Small Whole Work Writing Your]
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]
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]
The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again. Ben Stiller
[ Acting Again Cable Career Failure Guy Had Impacted Start Writing]
But, if there's any aspect of my career that needs attention, it's writing. Bobby McFerrin
[ Any Aspect Attention Career Needs Writing]
I loved the process of writing. Nora Roberts
[ Loved Process Writing]
I picked up the writing on the very day he died. It was the only consolation I could find. Wilfrid Sheed
[ Consolation Could Day Died Find Only Picked Up Very Writing]
Writing has never been a driving force within me. Jeffrey Combs
[ Been Driving Force Never Within 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]
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'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]
I don't know why I started writing. I don't know why anybody does it. Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else. Cormac McCarthy
[ Anybody Bored Does Else Failures Know Maybe Something Started Why Writing]
My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
[ Agreeable Dreams Fantastic More Once Than Were Writings]
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]
When you're writing for newspapers you have all these parameters. You can't swear, you have to use short paragraphs, all that. If you stay within those parameters, you have lots of freedom because you're writing for the next day. Chuck Klosterman
[ Because Day Freedom Lots Newspapers Next Paragraphs Parameters Short Stay Swear These Those Use Within 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]
Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other. Nora Roberts
[ Action Any Characters Come Elements Emotion Love Motivation Other Reaction Requires Same Scene Writer 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]
On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people. Hu Shih
[ America Announced Begin Classical Experiments Friends July Language More Now Poems Poetry Resolved So-Called Tongue Vulgar Write Writing]
I'd be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right. Stephen Collins
[ Again Happy Right Star Trek Writing]
Well, I just wanted to be a person. I just wanted them to keep writing me as humanistic as possible. Fisher Stevens
[ Humanistic Just Keep Person Possible Them Wanted Well Writing]
Writing headlines is a specialty - there are outstanding writers who will tell you they couldn't write a headline to save their lives. Bill Walsh
[ Headline Headlines Lives Outstanding Save Specialty Tell Their Will Write Writers Writing]
One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that you're not aware there was a writer there. Stephen Sondheim
[ Aware Hardest Lyrics Make Music Sit Such Things Way Writer Writing]
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]
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]
In time I began to understand that it's when you start writing that you really find out what you don't know and need to know. David McCullough
[ Began Find Know Need Out Really Start Time Understand Writing]
Every time I flicked channels, there I was, talking. I was talking too much and writing too little. So Naomi and I went to Hawaii. The phone was cut off and we lost touch. This gave me the chance to have a good think about my life. Joe Eszterhas
[ Chance Channels Cut Every Gave Good Hawaii Life Little Lost Much Naomi Off Phone Talking Think Time Too Touch Went 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]
Playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to. T. S. Eliot
[ Blood Gets Into Least Playwriting Producers Public Stop Tell Until Your]
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 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]
For me, writing is a love-hate relationship. Larry Wall
[ Love-Hate Relationship Writing]
I'm always writing or playing because that is my life. Rick Wakeman
[ Always Because Life Playing Writing]
I have always been a writer of letters, and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing a book in the form of letters, I knew that I could do it quickly and easily. Laurence Housman
[ Always Been Book Could Easily First Form Knew Letters Long Ones Quickly Thought Writer Writing]
I 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]
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]
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]
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]
The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in new reality was even greater given that the level of similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage. Andrzej Wajda
[ Allowed Difficulty Even Film Given Good Greater Level Life New Play Reality Set Similitude Stage Theatre Work Would Writing]
Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day. William Allingham
[ Day Each Learning More Nothing Say Writing]
If I'm writing strictly for others, how does that show what I'm experiencing or thinking? I just got to a point where I realized I could be as personal as I wanted to be and people could relate to those situations if they so choose. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Choose Could Does Experiencing Got How Just Others Personal Point Realized Relate Show Situations Strictly Thinking Those Wanted Where Writing]
I just have to proceed as usual. No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book. Frank McCourt
[ Book Happens Helps Just Matter Next Nothing Proceed Usual Writing]
The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter while still in my teens because it was the only way to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing. Since then, I've performed just about everywhere: rock clubs, concerts halls, arenas, TV. Rupert Holmes
[ Arenas Became Because Clubs Concerts Earth Everywhere Guarantee Halls Initially Just Only Performed Rock Since Sing Singer-Songwriter Somebody Songs Still Teens Then Truth Tv Way While Would Writing]
I think it's just a lack of ability, we're incapable of writing hits. Kenny Hickey
[ Ability Hits Incapable Just Lack Think Writing]
Most people won't realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else. Katherine Anne Porter
[ Anything Apprenticeship Craft Else Most Realize Take Won Writing Your]
And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading, writing. Casper Van Dien
[ Horses Lot Reading Ride Swim 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]
If I remember correctly, a writer is someone who wants to convey information. Language or writing is a code. Clifford Geertz
[ Code Convey Correctly Information Language Remember Someone Wants Writer Writing]
I felt I never needed to fight for a more prominent songwriting and increased vocal role with the Cars. Benjamin Orr
[ Cars Felt Fight Increased More Needed Never Prominent Role Songwriting Vocal]
Writing the book was itself a process of concealing and revealing. Rick Moody
[ Book Concealing Itself Process Revealing 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]
Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher. Dan Simmons
[ Activity Authorities Beyond Common Convinced Frowned Over Praised Sense Should Some Subversive Teacher Writing]
Songwriting is an art unto itself, not to be confused with performing. Jo Stafford
[ Art Confused Itself Performing Songwriting Unto]
That's what my life is, writing songs. John Cale
[ Life Songs 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]
Do not let any record company disturb your creative flow. You are not writing for the record company. You're writing for the public. Grandmaster Flash
[ Any Company Creative Disturb Flow Public Record Writing Your]
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]
Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing. Quentin Tarantino
[ Actor Applied Basically Everything Learned Writing]
The writer's duty is to keep on writing. William Styron
[ Duty Keep Writer 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 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]
Writing is hard work and bad for the health. E. B. White
[ Bad Hard Health Work Writing]
I went to college, though I didn't take many writing courses. Walter Jon Williams
[ College Courses Many Take Though Went Writing]
A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. Christian Dior
[ Handwriting Her More Perfume Tells Than Woman]
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]
Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days, I've rewritten it. Jules Shear
[ Days Means Rewriting Rewritten Three Work]
I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns. Nicholas Sparks
[ Anything Carolina Country Eastern Exception Influences Life Live More Most North Part Small Suppose Than Towns Way Wilmington Writing]
Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists. Eudora Welty
[ Abiding Clear Connect Developed Fiction Find Follow How Human Lifetime Line Look Persists Respect Sense Tangle Thick Threads Unknown Where Writing]
People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them. Bobby Womack
[ Even Out Remember Shout Songs Them 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]
I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters. Jello Biafra
[ After Alice Big Cooper Disasters Especially Influence Later Major Phase Plastic Probably Style Surgery Through Went Which Writing]
The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is. Susan Sontag
[ Always Anything Known Only Something Speaking Told Truth Were Would Writing]
There's such good writing now on television and I don't see a lot of great writing on films sadly. Scott Speedman
[ Films Good Great Lot Now Sadly See Such Television Writing]
I never sit down to write. When I'm moved, I do it. I just wait for it to come. You just hear it. I can't really describe writing. It's in my head. Lenny Kravitz
[ Come Describe Down Head Hear Just Moved Never Really Sit Wait Write 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]
I don't believe in writing anything that I don't know about or haven't researched about personally. I like to transport the reader to places, and in order to do that I have to do the research. Jackie Collins
[ Anything Believe Haven Know Order Personally Places Reader Research Researched Transport Writing]
But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn. Edie Brickell
[ Band Came Had Huge Jamming Just Knew Learn Realized Something Songs Spirit Used Writing]
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]
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]
I really like the Observer. I think I'd love to have a column with a broad reach that would enable me to do some proper reporting, but keep it on sort of a humorous level. I've always had a very happy experience writing for them. Toby Young
[ Always Broad Column Enable Experience Had Happy Humorous Keep Level Love Observer Proper Reach Really Reporting Some Sort Them Think Very Would Writing]
Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem. Conrad Hall
[ Manipulating Music Poem Shadows Tonality Writing]
There will always be some kid who's the new Kurt Cobain writing great lyrics and singing from his soul. The problem is they're not marketing that anymore or putting it out there. Rosanna Arquette
[ Always Anymore Great His Kid Kurt Lyrics Marketing New Out Problem Putting Singing Some Soul Will 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 don't think Capote loved Smith. But he did make a deep connection. It upset some people, because that had never been the approach to journalistic crime writing, to look into the mind of the killer. Gerald Clarke
[ Approach Because Been Capote Connection Crime Deep Did Had Into Journalistic Killer Look Loved Make Mind Never Smith Some Think Upset Writing]
I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from my public life back to the life of teaching and writing that I had always wanted. But things didn't work out that way. Charles Van Doren
[ Always Back Had Hoped Life Out Possible Public Slide Slowly Teaching Things Wanted Way Work Would Writing]
I've devoted a lot of my time and effort during the past few years to developing my advertising copywriting business to the point of where I can support my family and don't have to depend on writing fiction for my income. George Stephen
[ Advertising Business Depend Developing Devoted During Effort Family Few Fiction Income Lot Past Point Support Time Where Writing Years]
By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication. Ralph Ellison
[ Affirmed After Communication Critics Form Gave Identity Importance Know Large Might Others Readers Sense Utmost Within Writer Writing Yourself]
As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien. Gavin Bryars
[ Alien Art Artists Before Collaborated Colleges Context Had Idea Installations Music Painting Performance Pieces Response Taught Theatre Time Visual Whether Works Writing]
The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images. Galen Rowell
[ Care Fates Images Keep Messages Most Need Places Powerful Reason Well Wild Words Writing]
All I know for certain is that reading is of the most intense importance to me; if I were not able to read, to revisit old favorites and experiment with names new to me, I would be starved - probably too starved to go on writing myself. Penelope Lively
[ Able Certain Experiment Favorites Go Importance Intense Know Most Myself Names New Old Probably Read Reading Revisit Starved Too Were Would Writing]
When you perform in front of an audience after only two days of rehearsal, you're flying by the seat of your pants - particularly when they're rewriting the show right up to the moment the camera goes on. Michael Richards
[ After Audience Camera Days Flying Front Goes Moment Only Pants Particularly Perform Rehearsal Rewriting Right Seat Show Two Up Your]
Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators. Olin Miller
[ Alligators Earning Exception Hardest Living Possible Way Wrestling 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 knew that collaborating on songwriting would be difficult for a lot of people, because I was known very much, for my independence and the fact that I wrote these quirky songs that were not typical structure, not typical sound - you know, really original stuff. Liz Phair
[ Because Collaborating Difficult Fact Independence Knew Know Known Lot Much Original Quirky Really Songs Songwriting Sound Structure Stuff These Typical Very Were Would Wrote]
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]
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 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]
We still play Foreigner songs. I play the songs that I was involved in writing. Lou Gramm
[ Foreigner Involved Play Songs Still Writing]
Comedy is just to me, maybe it's a natural knack, if I can see where the joke is in the writing and I can see where the setup is and I can tell this is the way to make it. Matt LeBlanc
[ Comedy Joke Just Knack Make Maybe Natural See Setup Tell Way Where Writing]
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]
I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music. Anthony Davis
[ Love Music Opera Stories Telling Voice Writing]
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. Lee Iacocca
[ Discipline Down First Happen Making Something Step Toward 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]
But maybe it's up in the hills under the leaves or in a ditch somewhere. Maybe it's never found. But what you find, whatever you find, is always only part of the missing, and writing is the way the poet finds out what it is he found. Paul Engle
[ Always Ditch Find Finds Found Hills Leaves Maybe Missing Never Only Out Part Poet Somewhere Under Up Way Whatever Writing]
I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door, or at my uncle's, on the dining table. Patrick White
[ Behind Closed Developed Dining Door Habit Novels Table Uncle Writing]
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've always wanted to do a Crichton book. I really love his writing. Richard Donner
[ Always Book His Love Really Wanted Writing]
I do not pretend to write much of a letter. You know under what circumstances I am writing. Joshua Chamberlain
[ Am Circumstances Know Letter Much Pretend Under Write Writing]
Herman has taken to writing poetry. You need not tell anyone, for you know how such things get around. Elizabeth Shaw Melville
[ Anyone Around Get Herman How Know Need Poetry Such Taken Tell Things Writing]
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]
I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge. Herman Wouk
[ Artistic Challenge Humor Regard Supreme Writing]
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty. Lillian Hellman
[ Any Costs Dramatic Failure Feel Form Guilty More Much Other Than Theater Uglier Writing]
When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios. Sasha Alexander
[ Acting College Coverage Graduated Living Made Make Money Needed Pursuing Read Screenplays Studios Them While Writing]
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]
The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers. Bryan Magee
[ Basic Behind Curiosity Drive Interest Philosophers Philosophy Real World Writings]
George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique. Gary Wright
[ Approach Creative Dear Decorated Entire Ever Friend Gardens George Harrison His Homes Just Life Lived Met Mine Most Music Only Perhaps Songwriting Unique Very Way]
We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore. Alexander Kluge
[ Anymore Between Books Choose Contradiction Days Express Films How Making Perceive Producing Program Television These Want Writing Yourself]
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. Jules Renard
[ Absolutely Air Am Copy Exists Fashion Find Must Perfect Place Some Story Writing Written]
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]
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]
Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that. Robert Adamson
[ Been Certainly Early Had Most Poetry Prior Probably Published Read Say Started Well Writing Years]
We wanted to create an environment where if a game player enjoyed the "writing style" of a particular game designer, he or she could look for the next game by that same author and not be disappointed. David Crane
[ Author Could Create Designer Disappointed Enjoyed Environment Game Look Next Particular Player Same She Style Wanted Where Writing]
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]
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]
For me, life is writing and I can do it anywhere. It doesn't matter where I am. I listen. I write. I live. Maynard James Keenan
[ Am Anywhere Life Listen Live Matter Where Write Writing]
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]
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]
When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs. Otis Blackwell
[ Down Eventually Far Got Interest Just Lost Piano Playing Regained Sat Songs Started Then Writing Young]
TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make their living writing about it, often didn't like what I did on the air. Charles Kuralt
[ Air Critics Did Hate Living Make Often Television Their Traditionally Tv Writing]
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business. John Steinbeck
[ Book Business Horse Makes Profession Racing Seem Solid Stable Writing]
How can you stop writing? Tony Hillerman
[ How Stop 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 don't think the creative writing industry has helped American poetry. Robert Morgan
[ American Creative Helped Industry Poetry 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]
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]
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 do a lot of screen re-writing. Bruce Vilanch
[ Lot Re-Writing Screen]
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]
It's important, I think, for a writer of fiction to maintain an awareness of the pace and shape of the book as he's writing it. That is, he should be making an object, not chattering. Thomas Perry
[ Awareness Book Chattering Fiction Important Maintain Making Object Pace Shape Should Think Writer Writing]
At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book. Jonathan Kozol
[ Also Amazing Book Called Chest Finished Grace Had Many Painful Pains Read Recently Tell Time Two Very Well Which While Write Writing Years]
Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories. Mario Vargas Llosa
[ Book Business Cut Lonely Memories Obsessions Off Rest Submerged Totally Very World Writing Your]
I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important. Jeffery Deaver
[ Both Challenge Concise Form Important Liked Meaning Structure Very Which Writing]
Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind. Rebecca West
[ Between Communication Different Mind Nothing Only Parts Person Writing]
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few. Edgar Allan Poe
[ Case Cases Considered Few Mere Merit Popularity Proper Should Test Think Which]
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]
What writing does is to reveal. Rita Dove
[ Does Reveal Writing]
What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food. Anne McCaffrey
[ Between Cat Dog Feed Fits Food Go Horse Kids Ride Shopping Used Writing]
I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that's how the album came out so dark. Vanilla Ice
[ Album Am Anger Anxiety Came Contained Dark Depression How Lot Music Out Stress Stuff Use Vent Writing]
The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire. Jeffery Deaver
[ Admire Best Learn Other Study Way Work Writers Writing]
I also believe that writing becomes worthwhile and vitalized only through a full and exciting life. Esther Forbes
[ Also Becomes Believe Exciting Full Life Only Through Worthwhile Writing]
Cursive writing does not mean what I think it does. Nancy Cartwright
[ Does Mean Think 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]
I had to wait for a long time before I could support myself with writing. However, being a writer is what I have most wanted to be, from the time I was a child. Margaret Mahy
[ Before Being Child Could Had However Long Most Myself Support Time Wait Wanted Writer Writing]
There isn't a dearth of it, but I will confess that it's harder for me to find songs on which I'm willing to invest anything from ten to fifteen hours writing an arrangement than it was in times past. Mel Torme
[ Anything Arrangement Confess Dearth Fifteen Find Harder Hours Invest Past Songs Ten Than Times Which Will Willing Writing]
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. Joan Baez
[ Any Been Come Crawled Down Good Just Much Nothing Out Page Seems Sleeve Songs Them Those Words Writing]
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. Robert Frost
[ Down Free Net Playing Tennis Verse Writing]
I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve. Jane Asher
[ Almost Always Because Could Definition Feel Good Improve Struggle Think Well Write Writing]
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]
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]
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]
I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart. Judy Collins
[ Believe Come Deep Down Expose Feelings Get Good Heart Poetry Songs Suppose Surface Think Unless Write Writing Your Yourself]
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]
That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing. Antonia Fraser
[ Concern Major Prison Writers Writing]
Me and Norman Mailer have talked about how hard it is in America to get better. Especially at writing. Ken Kesey
[ America Better Especially Get Hard How Mailer Norman Talked Writing]
I'm supposed to be taking time off. But I'm still writing and I have this Gap advert lined up. Joss Stone
[ Advert Gap Lined Off Still Supposed Taking Time Up Writing]
When it comes to the recording and writing, it's still mostly Mickey and I. But now there's this whole live entity that's a whole different thing, and it seems to be where we're gaining the most popularity. Gene Ween
[ Comes Different Entity Gaining Live Mickey Most Mostly Now Popularity Recording Seems Still Thing Where Whole Writing]
When I'm writing for Esquire, my conscious thought is, I'm not writing for American Scholar. Denis Johnson
[ American Conscious Esquire Scholar Thought Writing]
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything. Ivana Trump
[ Almost Anything Fiction Great Make Up Writing]
I spent the first twenty years of my writing career preparing for the mystery genre, which is my favorite literary form. Sue Grafton
[ Career Favorite First Form Genre Literary Mystery Preparing Spent Twenty Which Writing Years]
That isn't writing at all, it's typing. Truman Capote
[ Typing Writing]
What is writing but an expression of my own life? Zane Grey
[ Expression Life Own Writing]
That's what writing is all about, after all, making others see what you have put down on the page and believing that it does, or could, exist and you want to go there. Anne McCaffrey
[ After Believing Could Does Down Exist Go Making Others Page Put See Want Writing]
I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process. George Murray
[ Began Composing Develop Fragmented Hunter Notes Out Poems Process Writing]
When you are writing, of course, you have to do all that writing and correcting for yourself. When I was a librarian it was expected that I would know about a wide range of books. Margaret Mahy
[ Books Correcting Course Expected Know Librarian Range Wide Would Writing Yourself]
I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts. David Guterson
[ Absorbed Could Fictional Finally Find Fits History Into Just News Novel Politics Real Return Starts Totally Way World 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]
Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket... the least understood and the least noticed. Frank Capra
[ Least Noticed Part Racket Toughest Understood Whole]
Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Any Came Courage Facts Found Had Immoral Once Out Pull Skills Story Such Teenager Words Writing Wrote]
I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now? Jim Capaldi
[ Asleep Finished Half Head Idea Into Little Living Lying Lyric Morning Now Piano Room Song Steve Then Up Upright Went Where Woke Wonder 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]
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done. Steven Wright
[ Book Done Got Numbers Page 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]
I've read somewhere that when you're writing, you should stop while you're doing well so you always want to go back to work. Glenn Frey
[ Always Back Doing Go Read Should Somewhere Stop Want Well While Work 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 don't see one as bring better or more literate than the other and there's a real buzz to not only writing about a character I love like Superman, but also writing something that kids can enjoy. Mark Millar
[ Also Better Bring Buzz Character Enjoy Kids Literate Love More Only Other Real See Something Superman Than Writing]
I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight. Venerable Bede
[ Always Been Church Daily Delight Devoted Discipline Energies Observing Scriptures Services Singing Study Teaching Writing]
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels. Quentin Tarantino
[ Considered Myself Novels Really Screenplays Writer 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]
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]
Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors. Edward Dahlberg
[ Ancestors Conscience Farming Our Scruple 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]
I'm not a born writer, and I don't enjoy writing. Alistair Maclean
[ Born Enjoy Writer Writing]
The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There's always something better to do, like I've got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There's always something better to do. Going to a writer's club? Jerry Pournelle
[ Always Ass Better Chair Club Down Going Got Hard Interview Part Pencils Roses Sharpening Sitting Something Writer Writing Your]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
When I decided to take writing seriously, I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked, and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics. George Stephen
[ Analyzing Basics Books Came Decided Did Liked Lot Plotting Pretty Reading Seriously Sound Structure Take Thought Up Were 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]
Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. Georges Simenon
[ Profession Unhappiness Vocation Writing]
For me, writing something down was the only road out. Anne Tyler
[ Down Only Out Road Something 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 I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be. Kevin J. Anderson
[ After Back Become Books Could Death Dune Eventually Frank Go Herbert How Laughed Myself Prospect Self Silly Strange Successful Tell Think Time Very Would Writing Younger]
The central problem of novel-writing is causality. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Causality Central Problem]
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]
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]
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]
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]
My first semester, I got a D in creative writing. Conrad Hall
[ Creative First Got Semester Writing]
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. Isaac Asimov
[ Fingers Simply Thinking Through Writing]
I really don't know what I am going to do in terms of what a book is going to be about until I actually start writing it! Robert B. Parker
[ Actually Am Book Going Know Really Start Terms Until Writing]
Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away. William Butler Yeats
[ Accursed Away Brings Cast Day Light Writings]
Plus, we spend most of our time writing music. Most of the time is spent in the studio in my house. Warren Cuccurullo
[ House Most Music Our Plus Spend Spent Studio Time Writing]
There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing. David McCullough
[ Awful Comes Just Keep Point Researching Start Stop Temptation Where Writing]
I fell into lyric writing because of music. I backed into it. Stephen Sondheim
[ Backed Because Fell Into Lyric Music 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]
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]
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]
One of the problems of writing is that anyone who commits themselves to that process has to believe that they're good. Steven Bochco
[ Anyone Believe Commits Good Problems Process Themselves Writing]
If I'm grumpy I sure do enjoy writing The Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman
[ Dead Enjoy Grumpy Sure Walking 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]
If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average. Derek Walcott
[ Average Going Know Poem Write Writing]
Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business, so we started publishing and managing artists. Tommy Rettig
[ Artists Business Formed Guitar Learned Managing Mother Play Publishing Songs Started Then Writing]
I started writing when I was about 20, 21 maybe. Neil Gaiman
[ Maybe Started Writing]
A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized. Suzanne Vega
[ Civilized Lot Terribly Writing]
My idea of what's good and bad and right and wrong is maybe greyer than most, and I like writing about that. Shaun Cassidy
[ Bad Good Idea Maybe Most Right Than Writing Wrong]
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]
I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away. Mark Haddon
[ Admit Away Become Being Come Decide Deciding Dentist Finally Gay Hope Out Postman Remember Runs Writer Writing]
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true. Francois Fenelon
[ Certain Comfortable Doctrine Happiness Misery Moral Namely Objection Rather Religious Road Set Teach True Very Vice Virtue Which Wholesome World Writings]
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 just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much. Donna Tartt
[ Admire American Essay Finished Just Maxwell Much Very Whose William Work Writer Writing]
I have a lot to do with the writing, and also the production, but it would be wrong of me to say that I'm the most important member of the band, because everybody is important the way I see it. Glenn Tipton
[ Also Band Because Everybody Important Lot Member Most Production Say See Way Would Writing Wrong]
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. Robert A. Heinlein
[ Afterwards Ashamed Hands Necessarily Private Something Wash 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]
Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves. Paul Theroux
[ Crummy Nerves Pretty Writing]
The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands. Abdallah II
[ Arab Future Hands New Our Own Pen World Writing]
You know what you are best at, and writing is just not my thing, but I like it. Sara Gilbert
[ Best Just Know Thing 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]
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness. Friedrich Nietzsche
[ Antiquity Exactness Fact Great Lies Men Modern Ones Only Read Still Value Writings]
I loved writing a book in which, in some ways, it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do. Neil Gaiman
[ Book Breaking Classical Lots Loved Rules Some Very Ways Which 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]
Now, if, as I think, writing should be, it's a kind of risky trade. Al Alvarez
[ Kind Now Risky Should Think Trade 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]
I'm terrible at story and structure, but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue. Steve Buscemi
[ Bad Dialogue Story Structure Terrible Writing]
Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote. H. C. Bunner
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shakespeare Things Writing]
No special writing rituals. And my desk is usually cluttered. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Cluttered Desk Rituals Special Usually 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 spend so much time on the screen when I am writing, the last thing you want to do is spend more time on the Internet looking at a screen. That's what I hate about all this technology. Irvine Welsh
[ Am Hate Internet Last Looking More Much Screen Spend Technology Thing Time Want Writing]
Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan. Olivia Wilde
[ Afghanistan Doing Festival Film Journalist Kidnapped Kids Now Script Writing]
Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre. Pete Townshend
[ Angry Bob British Certainly Controversial Could Did Dylan Early Followed Had Happening Helped Men Political Pop Proved Quite Subjects Theatre Tremendously Write Writing Young]
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 took acting lessons when I was 19, 20, and I had my writing. Michael Ironside
[ Acting Had Lessons Took 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]
We influence singing but never really songwriting. Charles King
[ Influence Never Really Singing Songwriting]
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]
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]
I had been writing fiction since I was in eighth grade, because I loved it. Thomas Perry
[ Because Been Eighth Fiction Grade Had Loved Since 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]
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]
So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why. John Fahey
[ Away Book Bought Chord Country Did Else Few Know Learnt Nobody Own Right Songs Started Stuff Western Which Why Writing]
I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders, that this was intended to be a Christian nation. Pat Robertson
[ America Book Christian Cite Colonial Countless Documents Examples Foundational Intended Leaders Nation Period Writings]
I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were. Bruce Cockburn
[ Ever Nobody Other Play Playing Rock Roll Sang Songs Songwriting Started Thought Time Wanted Were]
I love writing and do not know why it is considered such a difficult, agonizing profession. Caroline B. Cooney
[ Agonizing Considered Difficult Know Love Profession Such Why Writing]
The music of language became extremely important to me, and obvious to me. By the time I was seven I was writing myself. I was a poet. June Jordan
[ Became Extremely Important Language Music Myself Obvious Poet Seven Time Writing]
At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply to keep on writing and making a living at it. Fred Saberhagen
[ Chief Goal Keep Living Making Professional Simply Stage Writing]
I love writing for the screen. Beth Henley
[ Love Screen Writing]
The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication. Raymond Chandler
[ Down His However Man Moment Paper Publication Secretly Sense Sets Thoughts 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]
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]
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]
I think it's Jerry's masterful fiction writing. Tim LaHaye
[ Fiction Jerry Masterful Think Writing]
One problem was that my direct testimony was in writing, so a lot of people didn't get to see it. I hope they see it, because I think it built a very strong case. Jim Barksdale
[ Because Built Case Direct Get Hope Lot Problem See Strong Testimony Think Very Writing]
I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting. Janine Turner
[ Always Applied Never Poetry Songwriting Written]
Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing. Bernard Malamud
[ Exquisite Pleasures Revision Writing]
I think technique can be taught but I think the only way to learn to write is to read, and I see writing and reading as completely related. One almost couldn't exist without the other. John McGahern
[ Almost Completely Exist Learn Only Other Read Reading Related See Taught Technique Think Way Without Write 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]
I've heard rumors that the Petersons are writing a book. It will be very interesting to see what they have to say, but I don't know anything about the Rochas. Catherine Crier
[ Anything Book Heard Interesting Know Rumors Say See Very Will 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]
All I knew was that I was writing something out of my very guts, and that I was content. Winston Graham
[ Content Guts Knew Out Something Very 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]
The holy spirit means the invisible power of Jehovah, holy because he is holy. This power of Jehovah operated upon the minds of honest men who loved and who were devoted to righteousness, directing them in the writing of the Bible. Joseph Franklin Rutherford
[ Because Bible Devoted Directing Holy Honest Invisible Jehovah Loved Means Men Minds Operated Power Righteousness Spirit Them Upon Were Writing]
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]
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you. Cyril Connolly
[ Always Because Nice Ones Than Those Will Writing Younger]
And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories. It was pretty clear I'd never catch up. Larry Niven
[ Been Catch Clear Every Friend Got Mars Never Pretty Stories Up 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]
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]
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]
I have always used emotion as a writing tool. That goes back to me being on the stage. Anne McCaffrey
[ Always Back Being Emotion Goes Stage Tool Used Writing]
When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person. Daphne du Maurier
[ First Must Novel Person Writing]
But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore. Orson Scott Card
[ Accustomed Anymore Became Because Change Cut Doing Even Fun Hard Life Love Meantime Now Other Partly Salary Still Stories Teaching Tell Though Went Work Would Writing]
I think my voice worked out fine, but it was a lot of work for me. And I was very self-conscious about it. I was a bit self-conscious about writing lyrics too. Jerry Harrison
[ Bit Fine Lot Lyrics Out Self-Conscious Think Too Very Voice Work Worked Writing]
For me, a play is a form of writing which isn't complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it's still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence. Wallace Shawn
[ Actors Complete Form How Interpreted Most Play Sentence Spent Still Thinking Time Until Which Write 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 focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks. Sue Grafton
[ Also Care Focus Instincts Itself Learned Own Process Rest Risks Take Trust 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]
You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia Butler
[ Better Crap Get Good Gradually Most Out Persistence Say Start Stuff Then Thinking Traits Valuable Why Writing]
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability. Barry Mann
[ Ability Innate Most Probably Songwriters Songwriting Successful]
I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco. Jello Biafra
[ Francisco Into Lyrics Music Really San Songs Start Them Turning Until Went 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]
If people have bought something of mine, they know by now that I will decline writing it for the movies. Patricia Highsmith
[ Bought Decline Know Mine Movies Now Something Will Writing]
I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio. Ray Davies
[ Changed Groups More Songwriting Spending Started Studio Think Time]
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]
I am writing about people who are alive in the city of New York during mid-20th-century America. And these people are like a character in a play or they are figures in a short story or a novel. Gay Talese
[ Alive Am America Character City During Figures New Novel Play Short Story These Writing York]
At first, I spend about four hours a day writing. Toward the end of a book, I spend up to 16 hours a day on it, because all I want to do is make it good and get it done. Tracy Kidder
[ Because Book Day Done End First Four Get Good Hours Make Spend Toward Up Want Writing]
Somehow I started introducing writing into my drawings, and after a time, the language took over and I started getting very involved with the handwriting and then the look of the handwriting. Patti Smith
[ After Drawings Getting Handwriting Into Introducing Involved Language Look Over Somehow Started Then Time Took Very Writing]
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later. Ezra Pound
[ Clear Come Consider Created Criticism Excitement Fruit Head His Later Merely Other Own Preliminary Probably Sometime Statement Things Unless Up Value Work Writer Writing]
Reading, like writing, is a creative act. If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book, then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it. Ben Okri
[ Act Book Bring Creative Narrow Only Range Readers Reading Reflected See Their Themselves Then Writing]
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]
Music is very influential to my writing, as are theater and film. Jessica Hagedorn
[ Film Influential Music Theater Very Writing]
Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either. Meg Cabot
[ Advice Either Else Give Kind Read Something Sorts Story Will Would Write Writing]
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie. John le Carre
[ Deserted Dust Make Mud Out Pie Street Walking Writing]
I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the subject of the sculptural pedestal, which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal - the great leader. Edward Tufte
[ Beautiful Chapter Evidence Great Leader Led Pedestal Sculptural Subject Thinking Up Which Writing]
Writing a simple melody can take weeks to get it right where I want it, but I do quite enjoy it. Trevor Rabin
[ Enjoy Get Melody Quite Right Simple Take Want Weeks Where 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]
There is a kind of mysticism to writing. Irvine Welsh
[ Kind Mysticism Writing]
The whole point of writing is to have something in your gut or in your soul or in your mind that's burning to be written. Jerome Lawrence
[ Burning Gut Mind Point Something Soul Whole Writing Written Your]
I like pens. My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase. Todd Barry
[ Amazing Erase Need Never Pens Writing]
I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best. Flannery O'Connor
[ Am Because Best Thing Writer Writing]
Surely the whole point of writing your own life story is to be as honest as you possibly can, revealing everything about yourself that is most private and probably most interesting for that very reason. Judith Krantz
[ Everything Honest Interesting Life Most Own Point Possibly Private Probably Reason Revealing Story Surely Very Whole Writing Your Yourself]
I had a problem with cops pulling me over all the time for speeding. When I was doing Hill Street Blues, the cops said how much they loved the show as they were writing me up; meanwhile my insurance went through the roof. Jennifer Tilly
[ Blues Cops Doing Had Hill How Insurance Loved Meanwhile Much Over Problem Pulling Roof Said Show Speeding Street Through Time Up Went Were Writing]
I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways. John Milius
[ Best Find Kind Screenwriting Some Ways]
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]
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]
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]
Acting is glamour but writing is hard work, so I'm going to be an actress. Jacqueline Susann
[ Acting Actress Glamour Going Hard Work Writing]
Writing good ads is easy when you have something to say. Roy H. Williams
[ Ads Easy Good Say Something Writing]
I had been writing professionally since 1988. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Been Had Professionally Since Writing]
We were given clear concrete tools. The course did a great job demystifying the art of fiction writing and fostering confidence. The instructor brought complex concepts down to earth. I will miss coming here every week. Miguel Ferrer
[ Art Brought Clear Coming Complex Concepts Concrete Confidence Course Did Down Earth Every Fiction Fostering Given Great Here Instructor Job Miss Tools Week Were Will 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]
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's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it. Jonny Greenwood
[ Always Boring Just Main Motivation Music Pixies Reading Remember Said Songs Their Them Thinking Trying Way Were Worked Writing]
Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot. William Shatner
[ Art Blank Character Creative Ending Paper Piece Plot Putting Rife Story Truly Up Word Writing]
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]
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]
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]
After that, I specifically started writing lyrics. I would like sweat and think and get it all together. Jim Capaldi
[ After Get Lyrics Specifically Started Sweat Think Together Would Writing]
And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing. Bob Schieffer
[ Ace After Biological Creative Did Doing Going Graduate Help Honors Journalism Over Realized Some Switched Tests Those Time Two Writing Years]
Writing is the beast unto itself. Omar Epps
[ Beast Itself Unto Writing]
I think the kind of unexpected I really love is when you open books and the actual way of writing is different and interesting. Like reading Virginia Woolf for the first time or Lawrence Durrell for the first time. Lalla Ward
[ Actual Books Different First Interesting Kind Lawrence Love Open Reading Really Think Time Unexpected Virginia Way Woolf Writing]
Writings scatter to the winds blank checks in an insane charge. And were they not such flying leaves, there would be no purloined letters. Jacques Lacan
[ Blank Charge Checks Flying Insane Leaves Letters Scatter Such Were Winds Would Writings]
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]
If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. Tennessee Williams
[ Cannot Honest Man Separated Writing Wrote]
A Train was born without any effort - if was like writing a letter to a friend. Billy Strayhorn
[ Any Born Effort Friend Letter Train Without Writing]
I suppose directing on set is the most fun because it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking. Guy Ritchie
[ Battlefield Because Crack Directing Fairly Feel Fun Good Most Set Solitary Suppose Undertaking Whereas 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 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]
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. Anais Nin
[ Come Desk Ideas Living Midst Usually Writing]
Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction. George Murray
[ Discovered Fiction Loved More Poetry Than Then Writing]
I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright. Liev Schreiber
[ Actor Better Enough Good Just Lucky Playwright Playwriting Teacher Than Told Very Would Writer]
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]
Writing doesn't come easily to me. It gets more and more difficult. Elizabeth David
[ Come Difficult Easily Gets More Writing]
I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion. James Broughton
[ Emotion Excite Expansive Often Order Start Writing]
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. Truman Capote
[ Greatest Inner Make Music Pleasure Words Writing]
The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Robert M. Parker, Jr.
[ Appetite Food Good Primary Requisite Well Writing]
And I love writing; I've been writing ever since I was seven. Jena Malone
[ Been Ever Love Seven Since 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]
I will carry on writing, to be sure. But I don't know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling
[ After Again Carry Harry Know Potter Publish Sure Want Will Would Writing]
In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty. Muriel Rukeyser
[ Free Our Penalty Period Poems Poets Say Speech 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]
So, the combination of looking at lots of different people and how they react to each other and how they relate to each other and waiting for that inspiration is the thing that allows me to keep writing. Joan Armatrading
[ Allows Combination Different Each How Inspiration Keep Looking Lots Other React Relate Thing Waiting Writing]
Writing this record let me recapture who I am. It is summed up in the title Be Not Nobody. You need to feel comfortable in your skin and do whatever you need to do for yourself, to heal or to grow. Vanessa Carlton
[ Am Comfortable Feel Grow Heal Need Nobody Recapture Record Skin Summed Title Up Whatever Writing Your Yourself]
I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began writing fiction full-time. Peter Straub
[ Academic Ambitions Began Fiction Full-Time Instantly Writing]
Actually, I enjoy the process of writing a big long novel. Donna Tartt
[ Actually Big Enjoy Long Novel Process Writing]
When I did start writing books, I didn't realize it, but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms. Lisa Whelchel
[ Became Books Did Girls Grew Moms Realize Show Start Up Watching Writing]
I've always liked new writing. Imelda Staunton
[ Always Liked New Writing]
I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself. James A. Michener
[ Army Done Her Herself Into Lovely Navy Nurse Officer Popped Problems She Simply Stole Uniform Very Well Where Writing]
Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin, and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time, just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music. Johnny Rivers
[ Around Blackwell Bobby Darin Elvis Guys Hanging Just Music Otis Songs Talking Time Were Writing]
Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like having a baby when you have nowhere to live. Lucy Ellman
[ Asked Baby Being Bit Having Live Novel Nowhere Seems Without Writing]
I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints in writing of my experience of the goodness of God, and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age, I begin this work. John Woolman
[ Age Begin Experience Felt God Goodness Hints Leave Love Motion Now Often Some Work Writing Year]
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. Angela Carter
[ Anything Book Bring Experience History Novel Own Re-Writing Read Reading Terms World Your Yourself]
The creative act is like writing a letter. A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it. Lukas Foss
[ Act Creative Down Know Letter Project Say Sit Unless Want Whom Write Writing]
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]
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 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]
I went to college, but I learned to write by reading - and writing. Daniel Pinkwater
[ College Learned Reading Went 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]
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]
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]
But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that. Bryan Ferry
[ Album Art Career Completely Connected Extent Only Painting Posters Sleeves Some Songs Started Stopped Things 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]
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]
Black people were very angry with me for writing the book. A lot of people didn't believe me, or didn't want to believe me, and that used to really bother me. It was a very painful and difficult time. LaToya Jackson
[ Angry Believe Black Book Bother Difficult Lot Painful Really Time Used Very Want Were Writing]
If we took Chaucer's writings at face value, we'd have to conclude he was a complete drip. John Hutton
[ Chaucer Complete Conclude Drip Face Took Value Writings]
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]
The aftermath of the war is what inspired us to write many of our plays. The whole reason for our writing Inherit the Wind was that we were appalled at the blacklisting. We were appalled at thought control. Jerome Lawrence
[ Aftermath Appalled Control Inherit Inspired Many Our Plays Reason Thought Us War Were Whole Wind Write 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]
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]
I started writing books for children because I could illustrate them myself and because, in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier. Mark Haddon
[ Because Books Children Could Easier Illustrate Innocence Myself Started Them Thought Writing]
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]
If you write a story based on a real person, you're trapped by the details of the real person and his life. It gets in the way of writing your own story. Caroline B. Cooney
[ Based Details Gets His Life Own Person Real Story Trapped Way Write Writing Your]
Depending on what I'm working on, I come to the writing desk with entirely different mindsets. When I change form one to the other, it's as if another writer is on the scene. Evan Hunter
[ Another Change Come Depending Desk Different Entirely Form Mindsets Other Scene Working Writer Writing]
Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening. Jeanette Winterson
[ Begins Everything Language Listening 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]
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]
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]
I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties. Agatha Christie
[ Always Because Believed Believes Book Collaborator Each Gets Half Only Royalties Same Two Where Without Worry Writing]
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]
I have writing songs on my own for about six years. Joanna Newsom
[ Own Six Songs Writing Years]
It's just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading. Something better be happening at the beginning, and then on every page after, or I get irritated. Jonathan Franzen
[ After Beginning Better Book Enjoy Every Get Happening Irritated Just Kind Matter Page Reading Something Then Writing]
I am not a total, complete nitwit when it comes to selling books. I promise you there will be unexpected things. Some of them I don't know yet. She's writing it all herself. Mary Matalin
[ Am Books Comes Complete Herself Know Promise Selling She Some Them Things Total Unexpected Will Writing Yet]
Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Actual Central Memory Part Quite Texture Through Writing]
The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me. Bruce Cockburn
[ Half Kind Learning Period Really Second Terms 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]
It's nice to finally have a CD out which reflects my songwriting, my singing and the band that I have. Mick Taylor
[ Band Cd Finally Nice Out Reflects Singing Songwriting Which]
Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living. Gustave Flaubert
[ Dog Life Living Only Worth 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 try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time. I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things that are already in print. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Already Books Busy First New Print Rewriting Things Time Too Try Well Worked Worry 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]
Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith. Gore Vidal
[ Become Business Countries Faith Fiction Lost Priestly Their Writing]
I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth. Norton Juster
[ Became Book Cities Experience Ford Foundation Grant How Instead Kept Kids Off Perception Phantom Putting Received Started Urban Write Writing]
I like writing because you can make things happen and turn out the way they never do in real life. Rob Reiner
[ Because Happen Life Make Never Out Real Things Turn Way 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 know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen, because I rarely see the immediate results of what I am saying or doing or writing. Larry Norman
[ Am Because Doing Function Immediate Know Onstage Rarely Results Saying See Stand Still Unseen Visibly 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]
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]
Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn. Tim Cahill
[ Editor Even Free Friends Giving Important Learn Mention Piece Publication Publishing Say Smaller Some Something Will Work Writing Your]
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 find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me. I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer. Robert Wyatt
[ Because Come Does Find Hard Naturally Never Out Set Singer Songs Songwriter Writing]
The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity. Marilyn Hacker
[ Creative Exist France Idea Novelty Oddity Phenomenon Programs Regarded University Whole Writing]
There's certainly more new SF available than when I started writing. That means there's also more bad SF available. Whether there is also more good is a matter for future historians of the field. Alan Dean Foster
[ Also Available Bad Certainly Field Future Good Historians Matter Means More New Sf Started Than Whether 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 can't do a film if I don't start with the writing. Neil Jordan
[ Film Start 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]
Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter. Alma Guillermoprieto
[ Back Became Before Closely Course Discovered Long Looking Memory Observant Person Reporter Saw Things Well Writing]
In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better. Doris Lessing
[ Better Cooks More Process Story Writing]
Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days. Jo Bonner
[ Along Area Been Coast Column Country Days Disaster Displaced Fact Five Gulf History Homes Impacted Many Millions Natural Never Only Our Period Such Their Wide Witnessed 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]
My overnight success was really 15 years in the making. I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in bands and performing since I was 14. Lisa Loeb
[ Bands Been Making Overnight Performing Playing Really Since Songs Success Writing Years]
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]
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]
Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant. Walter Gilbert
[ Ability Develop Early Even Exercise Good Learning Relevant Useful Write Writing]
I tend to be a subscriber to the idea that you have everything you need by the time you're 12 years old to do interesting writing for most of the rest of your life - certainly by the time you're 18. Bruce Springsteen
[ Certainly Everything Idea Interesting Life Most Need Old Rest Subscriber Tend Time Writing Years Your]
It's a discovery of a story when I write a book, a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering what's beyond in the darkness, beyond where you're writing. Michael Ondaatje
[ Ahead Beyond Book Case Darkness Discovering Discovery Each Page Story Where Write Writing]
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]
My abilities grow with each job, whether it's writing or directing. When I stop learing, I'll stop working. Peter Fonda
[ Abilities Directing Each Grow Job Stop Whether Working 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]
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]
It certainly made a film writing career for me. Buck Henry
[ Career Certainly Film Made Writing]
When you're working with a smaller budget I suppose one of the things that has to be in your mind when you are writing is that you have to keep the characters down to a minimum. Atom Egoyan
[ Budget Characters Down Keep Mind Minimum Smaller Suppose Things Working Writing Your]
It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album. Dwight Yoakam
[ Album Although Am Anticipation Buck Collaborated Deal Duet Forward Great Looking New Owens Recently Recording Song Studio Together Track Varies Writing]
I spend a lot of time writing in New York. Keren Ann
[ Lot New Spend Time Writing York]
English of course is your major tool, but it is not nearly so important as other aspects of writing for example you have to have some natural ability you can't buy it no one puts it there you're born with it. Leon Uris
[ Ability Aspects Born Buy Course English Example Important Major Natural Nearly Other Puts Some Tool Writing Your]
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 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 really didn't think about song writing. Adam Rich
[ Really Song Think Writing]
Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton, but it's the wrong century. Alan Dean Foster
[ Allows Always Been Burton Century Francis Really Richard See Sir Time Travel Wanted Which World Writing Wrong]
I think one of the things about writing in the studio is that the song hasn't matured, if you like, so quite often the vocals are early attempts. Whereas once you've taken it out on the road a bit, you learn more about a song. Peter Gabriel
[ Attempts Bit Early Hasn Learn Matured More Often Once Out Quite Road Song Studio Taken Things Think Vocals Whereas Writing]
I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking. Nora Roberts
[ America Believe Groups Information Networking Offer Romance Strongly Such Support Writers Writing]
People would say, Can we develop a sitcom around you? and I would say, Not interested. I'm very happy doing standup and writing and taking my kids to school. Jeff Foxworthy
[ Around Develop Doing Happy Interested Kids Say School Sitcom Standup Taking Very Would Writing]
I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it. Hilaire Belloc
[ Am Book Crusades Dull Scarcely Write Writing]
So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale. Richard Foreman
[ Decided Plays Start Went Writing Yale]
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. Jules Renard
[ Considers Earn Money Only Profession Ridiculous Where Writing]
In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease. Constance Baker Motley
[ Disease Essay Got Had High Prize School Sure Through Tuberculosis Won Writing]
95% of the album is my writing, by choice, because it seems to be what the distributors want. Merle Haggard
[ Album Because Choice Distributors Seems Want Writing]
Television has raised writing to a new low. Samuel Goldwyn
[ Low New Raised Television Writing]
Songwriting is my gift from God. Smokey Robinson
[ Gift God Songwriting]
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]
I began writing in the 4th grade. As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school. It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America. Christopher Darden
[ America Began Discovery Entire Fact Grade Matter Play Produced School Writing]
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing. Sylvia Plath
[ Nothing Pile Stinks Unpublished Writing]
I enjoy what I do every minute of the day, even when the going gets tough. When I first began writing, I used to work at a desk in the bedroom, of a small development house. My three sons all under the age of 3 would come running in and out of the room every minute. Evan Hunter
[ Age Bedroom Began Come Day Desk Development Enjoy Even Every First Gets Going House Minute Out Room Running Small Sons Three Tough Under Used Work Would Writing]
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]
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]
The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album. Charlie Daniels
[ Album Cutting Done Edge Ever Funny Most Music Next Now Our Probably Putting Some Thing Thinking Writing]
It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another. Dan Simmons
[ Another Attributes Exhausted Get Profession Relax Strangest Thing Writers Writing]
They told me that they are starting a classic label, and wanted me to be the first artist. So I signed, and am producing myself, and writing my own music, but I'm their first artist on their classic label. And I have creative control. Teena Marie
[ Am Artist Classic Control Creative First Label Music Myself Own Producing Signed Starting Their Told Wanted Writing]
It ended up being a very good thing, because they finally started writing for the character, and I realized that you have to go to work with a purpose. I learned from the experience and then moved on. Matthew Ashford
[ Because Being Character Ended Experience Finally Go Good Learned Moved Purpose Realized Started Then Thing Up Very Work Writing]
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. Booker T. Washington
[ Dignity Field Learns Much Poem Prosper Race Till Writing]
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money. J. P. Donleavy
[ Into Moments Money Turning Worst Writing]
I really love writing themes and melody. Trevor Rabin
[ Love Melody Really Themes 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]
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]
So writing is a very, very difficult position to obtain... and retain. Leon Uris
[ Difficult Obtain Position Retain 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]
I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it. Dean Koontz
[ Desire Diminish Discuss Fear Never Novel Talking While Will Write Writing]
So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing. George Stephen
[ Horror Novel Outlined Started Writing]
And I love writing. I've always loved writing. James Daly
[ Always Love Loved Writing]
Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman
[ Book Dreams Illustrations Soul Writing Your]
Once I start writing about something, it goes off rather fast, and sometimes details which might be interesting such as what the room looked like or what somebody said that was not exactly on the same subject tend to get lost. Kenneth Koch
[ Details Exactly Fast Get Goes Interesting Looked Lost Might Off Once Rather Room Said Same Somebody Something Sometimes Start Subject Such Tend Which Writing]
I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger. Buchi Emecheta
[ Always Another Because Better Children Doing Everything Just Kitchen Large Messing More Next Now Pop Rather Room Still Than Typewriter Up Value Wash Were Write Writing Younger]
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]
You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription, but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten. Earl Wilson Medical
[ Able Bills Doctor Handwriting His May Neatly Notice Prescription Read]
The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic. Kenneth Tynan
[ Always Became Complexity Critic Effort Had Play Sheer Understand Writing]
I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child when another mother came up to me. Have you found work yet? she asked. Or are you still just writing? Anne Tyler
[ Another Asked Came Child Found Just Mother Schoolyard She Standing Still Up Waiting Work Writing Yet]
I like writing about women, weak and strong, pathetic and heroic. I like writing about men, ditto. And all the variants of men and women, beasts and demons. Tanith Lee
[ Beasts Demons Heroic Men Pathetic Strong Variants Weak Women 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]
We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more. Fred Frith
[ Any Been Business Gravity More Old Out Parts Performing Songs Speechless These Through Went Writing]
You're successful if you can get one person to pick it up and put it on the turntable and go, Wow, thanks for writing that! Dan Fogelberg
[ Get Go Person Pick Put Successful Thanks Turntable Up Wow 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]
After a while, the characters I'm writing begin to feel real to me. That's when I know I'm heading in the right direction. Alice Hoffman
[ After Begin Characters Direction Feel Heading Know Real Right While Writing]
So I find the fascination, the love, the incredible skill and everything to do with acting, writing plays, and doing them, just darling. Lovely. I love actors. Patrick Macnee
[ Acting Actors Darling Doing Everything Fascination Find Incredible Just Love Lovely Plays Skill Them 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]
Every writer I know has trouble writing. Joseph Heller
[ Every Know Trouble Writer Writing]
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]
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]
I despair of ever writing excellent poetry. Isaac Rosenberg
[ Despair Ever Excellent Poetry Writing]
I'm publicizing the book that's done. I'm writing the book that's in the hopper, and I'm doing a little advance research on the book to come. Ann Rule
[ Advance Book Come Doing Done Hopper Little Publicizing Research Writing]
My employer was never at any time aware of anything in my past beyond the writing I did, because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do, which was to be a reporter. Jeff Gannon
[ Any Anything Asked Aware Because Beyond Did Employer Frankly Job Never Past Relevant Reporter Time Which 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]
My writing day has grown shorter as I've aged, although it seems to produce the same number of pages. Anne Tyler
[ Aged Although Day Grown Number Pages Produce Same Seems Shorter Writing]
It really wasn't until I was in college when I began to write more and more, and I realized I was scheduling my entire life around my writing. Rita Dove
[ Around Began College Entire Life More Realized Really Scheduling Until Write Writing]
That's the best thing about writing, when you're in that zone, you're porous, ready to absorb the solution. Michael Chabon
[ Absorb Best Porous Ready Solution Thing Writing Zone]
I hate writing. Al Alvarez
[ Hate Writing]
When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence. Gao Xingjian
[ Able Alive Existence Keep Mind Own Reaffirming Use Way Words Writing Your]
Women have seen that they have locked themselves up with feminist writing. Nathalie Sarraute
[ Feminist Locked Seen Themselves Up Women Writing]
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer. Doris Lessing
[ Creative Deal Give Great Hard Know Life Much Personal Programs Teach Telling Truth Two Up Work Writer Writing Your]
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel. Joseph Addison
[ Ambitious Among Apt Authors Excel Humour Kinds More None Than Which Works Writing]