Quotations that match 'writing'.

Writing is hard work and bad for the health. E. B. White
[ Bad Hard Health Work Writing]
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. Lillian Hellman
[ Advice Give Had Listen Say Talking Themselves Would Writers Writing Young]
If I'm grumpy I sure do enjoy writing The Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman
[ Dead Enjoy Grumpy Sure Walking 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]
The advice would be the same for any kind of fiction. Keep writing, and keep sending things out, not to friends and relatives, but to people who have the power to buy. A lot of additional, useful tips could be added, but this is fundamental. Fred Saberhagen
[ Added Additional Advice Any Buy Could Fiction Friends Fundamental Keep Kind Lot Out Power Relatives Same Sending Things Tips Useful Would Writing]
I was burned out. I think I was just exhausted. It was a very intense five years. We didn't stop. It was constant touring, constant writing, recording. Roger Andrew Taylor
[ Burned Constant Exhausted Five Intense Just Out Recording Stop Think Touring Very Writing Years]
It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true. Woodrow Wilson
[ History Lightning Only Regret Terribly True Writing]
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. Ernest Hemingway
[ Above Being Dignity Due Enough Iceberg Knows May Movement Ninth Omit Only Things Water Writer Writing]
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance. Alexander Pope
[ Art Chance Comes Dance Ease Easiest Learned Move Those True Writing]
Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination. Janet Frame
[ Across Border Cathedrals Expedition Factories Going Hours Imagination Land Merely Novel Shopping Spent Streets Unreal Writing Years]
I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing - an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs. Jackson Browne
[ Add Extra Friend Just Learned Led Many Own Sing Some Songs Verse Verses Writing Written]
Schools are really bad now. Schools are not only bad in reading, writing and arithmetic, they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art. They don't teach you anything. John Kricfalusi
[ Anything Arithmetic Art Aspects Bad Cultural Music Now Only Reading Really Schools Teach Worse Writing]
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'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show, Learning To Be Human. Shirley Knight
[ Book Human Learning Show Working 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]
This was totally influenced by me and the direction that I am writing about and the stuff that I am writing about. There is just no way that you can be as intense as what I have been through in my life over a drum beat machine, sample, or loop; it's just not going to happen. Vanilla Ice
[ Am Beat Been Direction Drum Going Happen Influenced Intense Just Life Loop Machine Over Sample Stuff Through Totally Way Writing]
That's what my life is, writing songs. John Cale
[ Life Songs 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]
I began like all composers, writing for small groups. Chamber groups. David Del Tredici
[ Began Chamber Composers Groups Small 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]
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]
I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don't understand what happened to me. Jim Bakker
[ Book Called Doctor Dr During Happened Jackson Missing Pieces Psychiatrist Said Time Treated Understand Whole Writing]
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]
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]
I'd wanted to be a writer and when I came back to New York worked as a musician too, but I found my writing starting to get more and more referential to cinema. Jim Jarmusch
[ Back Came Cinema Found Get More Musician New Starting Too Wanted Worked Writer Writing York]
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]
There was a lot of great writing couples, but I try to do it all myself. And it was practically impossible, but I still managed to be ahead of my time. Jackie DeShannon
[ Ahead Couples Great Impossible Lot Managed Myself Practically Still Time Try Writing]
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]
On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do, was to rely on their own devices and to - I mean, writing is a lonely business. Donna Tartt
[ Always Been Business Devices Hand Lonely Mean Other Own Rely Supposed Their Writers Writing]
By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you'd be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets. Richard Russo
[ America American Culture Front Ignoring Interesting Lot More Sets Sitting Stories Television Unfortunately Were Write Writing]
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]
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 gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies. Leslie Fiedler
[ Because Enemies Friend Gave Make Up Writing]
It's very selfish when I write. I'm not aware, ever, of writing for another person; I'm not even really aware of writing for myself. Tanith Lee
[ Another Aware Even Ever Myself Person Really Selfish Very Write Writing]
The biggest hurdle to writing Fargo Rock City was that I couldn't afford a home computer - I had to get a new job so I could buy a computer. It could all change though. In five years, I could be back at some daily newspaper, which wouldn't be so bad. Chuck Klosterman
[ Afford Back Bad Biggest Buy Change City Computer Could Daily Fargo Five Get Had Home Hurdle Job New Newspaper Rock Some Though Which Writing Years]
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]
But I'm so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it's just so slow, I'm so terribly slow using it. Jack Vance
[ Because Blind Computer Computers Find Hard Just Slow Speaks Terribly Using Writing]
I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script. Conrad Hall
[ Alone Dining Happy Room Script Sitting Table Very 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]
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]
My singing is my hobby. It's me and my brother. We just enjoy writing music. Taryn Manning
[ Brother Enjoy Hobby Just Music Singing Writing]
I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it. Hilaire Belloc
[ Am Book Crusades Dull Scarcely Write Writing]
I 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]
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]
It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments. Robert E. Howard
[ Art Because Culture Education Environments Into Many Seems Slip Their Virtue Writers Writing]
I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography. June Foray
[ Afternoon Autobiography Introduction Most New Spent Writing]
I didn't know anything about writing a screenplay, but somehow I ended up rewriting a screenplay. Kate DiCamillo
[ Anything Ended Know Rewriting Screenplay Somehow Up 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]
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]
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that. Kathleen Turner
[ Actresses Admire Companies Create Material More Need Older Own Production Some Their Truly Women Writers Writing]
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]
I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe. Francois Gautier
[ Asia Being Best Correspondent De Different Ended Europe Finally International Journal Newspapers Photographing Publications South Started Time Up Used Which Writing]
I really don't know why Scarlett has such appeal. When I began writing the sequel, I had a lot of trouble because Scarlett is not my kind of person. She's virtually illiterate, has no taste, never learns from her mistakes. Alexandra Ripley
[ Appeal Because Began Had Her Illiterate Kind Know Learns Lot Mistakes Never Person Really Scarlett Sequel She Such Taste Trouble Virtually Why Writing]
Writing is really very easy. Tap a vein and bleed onto the page. Everything else is just technical. Derrick Jensen
[ Bleed Easy Else Everything Just Onto Page Really Tap Technical Vein Very Writing]
Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one. Bernard Cornwell
[ Another Attention Away Book Come Last Previous Proofs Remember Start Suddenly Then Thinking Try Were Wrench Writing Wrote Your]
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]
A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage. Robert McNamara
[ Advantage Any Computer Does Judgment Literacy More Particular Pencil Substitute Substitutes Than Without Writing]
The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need. Jonathan Franzen
[ Discovering How Little Need Pleasure Real Writing]
I'm 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]
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]
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]
Writing a play, you start with less, so more is demanded of you. It's as if you have to not only write a symphony, but invent the instruments as well. David Ives
[ Demanded Instruments Invent Less More Only Play Start Symphony Well Write Writing]
As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud's best writing is about Dostoyevsky. It's a kind of displaced literacy criticism. Dennis Potter
[ Best Criticism Displaced Freud Kind Literacy Piece Writing]
Writing is a solitary occupation. Bernard Cornwell
[ Occupation Solitary Writing]
Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult. Stephen Leacock
[ Difficult Down Ideas Itself Jot Just Occur Occurring Simplicity Trouble Which Writing]
For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic. Adam Duritz
[ Breathing Fantastic Just Mean Something Songwriting]
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 can sit and analyze everything and beat myself up and say you don't quite sing as good as you used to, you're writing better songs maybe than you used to, but to me it's just the journey. Vince Gill
[ Analyze Beat Better Everything Good Journey Just Maybe Myself Quite Say Sing Sit Songs Than Up Used Writing]
Even when I think I'm writing really young, they say it's too mature. Cynthia Weil
[ Even Mature Really Say Think Too Writing Young]
Writing comes more easily if you have something to say. Sholem Asch
[ Comes Easily More Say Something 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it. Jacques Derrida
[ Algeria Already Begun Certain Dream Dreamed Get Governed Had Into Language Literature Models Philosophy Were]
I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media. Todd Gitlin
[ Came Close Distortions Experience First Having Important Late Media Motive Observed Personal Politics Remained Say Since Some Then Think Up Writing]
When I was younger I was obsessed with writing, so even if I wanted to listen, I didn't have time. Joan Armatrading
[ Even Listen Obsessed Time Wanted Writing Younger]
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]
The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing, and we laugh at our own jokes. Adrian Edmondson
[ Ever Fun Jokes Laugh Most Our Own Rick Sitting Writing]
Throughout this evolution from left to right, Beard always detested war. Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces. Samuel E. Morison
[ Always Beard Detested Economic Evolution Forces Hence His History Insignificant Left Mere Military Reflection Right Show Side Slanted Throughout War Were Writings]
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]
I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh? Nicholas Sparks
[ Carolina Eastern Huh Love New North Set Story Surprise Writing]
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]
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. Catherine Drinker Bowen
[ Always Apart Before Behind Double Everything Experiences Kind Living Mirror Once Reality Think Twice Waits Which Writer 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've loved doing "E.R." for the quality of the writing and the great people I get to work with. Julie Bowen
[ Doing Get Great Loved Quality Work Writing]
The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from. Gene Fowler
[ Become Best Forget Good Read Remember Successful Then Way Where Writer Writing]
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money. J. P. Donleavy
[ Into Moments Money Turning Worst Writing]
I'm approaching a period in my life though where I'd like to be totally absorbed into music, doing concerts, writing something. Basically, that IS what I am doing. Roscoe Mitchell
[ Absorbed Am Approaching Basically Concerts Doing Into Life Music Period Something Though Totally Where Writing]
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]
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Laurie Anderson Music
[ Architecture Dancing Music Writing]
Life sometimes gets in the way of writing. Jean M. Auel
[ Gets Life Sometimes Way Writing]
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 have one main reader, Miriam Gomez, my wife. She reads everything I write - I have not finished writing something and she is already reading it. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Already Everything Finished Gomez Main Reader Reading Reads She Something Wife Write Writing]
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]
The process of rewriting is enjoyable, because you're not in that existential panic when you don't have a novel at all. Rose Tremain
[ Because Enjoyable Existential Novel Panic Process Rewriting]
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]
I do not want to have the feeling of writing "for eternity," so to speak. Elfriede Jelinek
[ Eternity Feeling Speak Want 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]
A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be. Mark Strand
[ Even Great Many Next Nothing Pays Poetry Read Seem Should Think Though Widely Worthwhile Writing]
I like pens. My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase. Todd Barry
[ Amazing Erase Need Never Pens Writing]
I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed I suppose. P. G. Wodehouse
[ Before Did Five Just Know Stories Suppose 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]
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing. Horace
[ Both First Good Parent Principal Sense Source Writing]
Writing with you is the only thing that keeps me alive. David Hackworth
[ Alive Keeps Only Thing Writing]
Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics. David Amram
[ Allen Authority Blake Classic Ginsberg Had Incredible Knowledge Literature Politics William World Writing]
Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions - and some are - attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
[ Attending Break Conventions Isolation Necessary Nice Off Providing Put Some Them Writer Writing]
Songwriting is kind of like a craft. It's not something that just comes in a dream. You've got to work at it. Sean Lennon
[ Comes Craft Dream Got Just Kind Something Songwriting Work]
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]
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]
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Knows Novel Rules Three Unfortunately Writing]
No, I have to really focus, especially when I'm writing because I wanna be good at it. Tom Araya
[ Because Especially Focus Good Really Wanna Writing]
My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away. Jerry Harrison
[ Advice Away Other Right Singing Songs Start Writing]
Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe. John Gregory Dunne
[ Job Labor Laying Manual Mind Pipe Writing]
There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you. Enya
[ Every First Formula Journey Lift Little Note Song Writing]
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]
There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring. Marilyn Hacker
[ Acquiring Connected Example Language Liberate Second Students Use Vocabulary Way Which Workshop Writing]
God is love, but get it in writing. Gypsy Rose Lee
[ Get God Love Writing]
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease. Charles Caleb Colton
[ Admiration Always Apparent Difficulty Ease Fine Our Proportion Real Will Writing]
I have been around for a long, long time. I didn't make it 'til I was older. I went through the period when women were not getting signed, particularly if you were writing songs that were lyrically propelled. Sheryl Crow
[ Around Been Getting Long Lyrically Make Older Particularly Period Propelled Signed Songs Through Til Time Went Were Women Writing]
The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order. Anna Garlin Spencer
[ Authoritative Common Consensus Earth Expression Feminine Fraternity Interpretation Justice Masculine Order Ready Ripe Slowly Social State Time Well Which Writing]
I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world. Mordecai Richler
[ Between Doing Enjoy Gives Journalism Move Novels Obviously Opportunity Outside Prefer Seriously Take Very World 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]
When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy. Taryn Manning
[ Breaking Crying Easy Experience Gentleman His Journal Lot Most News Our Plane Saw Seeing Surreal Tv Were Women Writing]
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again. Delmore Schwartz
[ Again Been Major Need Never Said Say Seen Writing]
The studios don't seem to foster good writing. They're not so interested in that, but they're more interested in what worked most recently. They're definitely very serious about making money, and that's not a wrong thing, but you don't have to make money the same way all the time. Bill Murray
[ Definitely Foster Good Interested Make Making Money More Most Recently Same Seem Serious Studios Thing Time Very Way Worked Writing Wrong]
The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level. Jimmy Chamberlin
[ Boring Came Environment Fusion Got Level Lyrics More Necessity Organic Out Quick Really Record Started Were Writing]
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]
You don't teach information in a writing workshop. Tobias Wolff
[ Information Teach Workshop Writing]
I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don't take other people's materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording. Willa Ford
[ Back Being First Ford Getting Job Materials Mean Other Own Reasons Record Recording Studio Take Tons Top Well Which Write Writing]
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]
And if you have great writing, it's really easy, but if it's not so great and you have to work a little harder, I could tell where the work needed to be done but comedy is just fun. Matt LeBlanc
[ Comedy Could Done Easy Fun Great Harder Just Little Needed Really Tell Where Work Writing]
I think it's a short story writer's duty, as well as writing well about emotions and characters, to write story. Eric Brown
[ Characters Duty Emotions Short Story Think Well Write Writer Writing]
If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction. Alex Chilton
[ Any Anything Coming Conviction Decent Done Expression Feels Genuinely Good How Out Person Song Spirit Then Writing Your]
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]
It certainly made a film writing career for me. Buck Henry
[ Career Certainly Film Made Writing]
However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously. Wally Lamb
[ Albeit Experiences Far Fiction However Lives May Mine Need Own Pretty Some Stray Their Think Ultimately Unconsciously Way Write Writers Writing]
Writing music is just something that I was born to do. Joan Armatrading
[ Born Just Music Something Writing]
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]
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]
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]
He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue. George Lucas
[ Able Being Dialogue King Screenplays Terms Took Wooden Word Write Writing]
Writing a children's book means you cannot spin out long narratives or have complex character development. Norman Macleod
[ Book Cannot Character Children Complex Development Long Means Narratives Out Spin Writing]
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]
One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them, which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film, because they have their own logic. Fred Frith
[ Because Candy Context Doing During Enjoyed Film Go Locations Logic Machine Music Own Particularly Pieces Raw Sound Taking Their Them Things Totally Unnecessary Which Within Writing]
When my writing really started to take off was when I made a decision that I would write only what I wanted to write, and if 10 people wanted to hear it, that's fine. David Friedman
[ Decision Fine Hear Made Off Only Really Started Take Wanted Would Write Writing]
I want to die in the saddle. I love writing, producing, acting, directing. Peter Fonda
[ Acting Die Directing Love Producing Saddle Want Writing]
If someone decides to be a musician now, it means because there is no hope of money at the end of it, it means they really want to be a musician. And if someone is writing now, there is no hope for money at the end of it. Doug Coupland
[ Because Decides End Hope Means Money Musician Now Really Someone Want Writing]
I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing. Mackenzie Astin
[ Better Directing Films Rather Than Think Time Would Writing]
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]
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]
Orwell is almost our litmus test. Some of his satirical writing looks like reality these days. John Pilger
[ Almost Days His Litmus Looks Orwell Our Reality Satirical Some Test These Writing]
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]
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]
In the history of literature there are many great enduring works which were not published in the lifetimes of the authors. If the authors had not achieved self-affirmation while writing, how could they have continued to write? Gao Xingjian
[ Achieved Authors Continued Could Enduring Great Had History How Lifetimes Literature Many Published Were Which While Works Write Writing]
I have four shelves covered with journals that I've written. Dad and I are writing songs together. I've probably written 100 songs. Miley Cyrus
[ Covered Dad Four Journals Probably Shelves Songs Together Writing Written]
Originally I was not writing songs for myself. Smokey Robinson
[ Myself Originally Songs 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]
I'm always in that mode - whenever I have a little free time, I'm always recording songs, writing, whatever I gotta do. It's like my job is my vacation. Ludacris
[ Always Free Gotta Job Little Mode Recording Songs Time Vacation Whatever Whenever Writing]
I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky. Orson Scott Card
[ Accidentally Also Because Being Believe Career Classes Creative Expect Feel Fell Into Lucky Make Money Particularly Playwright Playwriting Really Some Took Way Without Writing]
Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language. Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her, explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say? J. M. Coetzee
[ After Claims Diligently Elizabeth Enough Explaining Follow Her Insulting Lady Language Limits Means Say She Smart Were Would Writing]
I suppose that if I could have quit, I would have, because in those days I never wanted to be an actress, the acting was something to do while I waited for a chance to study writing and directing. But I guess I was just meant to be an actress. Because, here I am. Judy Holliday
[ Acting Actress Am Because Chance Could Days Directing Guess Here Just Meant Never Quit Something Study Suppose Those Waited Wanted While Would Writing]
Even this vein of writing is so foreign to me that I am amazed. David O. Selznick
[ Am Amazed Even Foreign Vein Writing]
Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century. Gavin Bryars
[ Century Into Music Now Tonal Writing]
Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up. Ernest Hemingway
[ Ass Broaden Mind Standing Travel Up Write Writing Your]
I don't expect you'll hear me writing any poems to the greater glory of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Robert Penn Warren
[ Any Expect Glory Greater Hear Nancy Poems Reagan Ronald Writing]
Vigorous writing is concise. William Strunk, Jr.
[ Concise Vigorous Writing]
The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning. Anne Tyler
[ Every Into Morning Pen Pick Room Rule Try Up Walk Writing]
Where I've arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there's a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better. Andy Partridge
[ Although Arrived Because Better Between Fine Getting Line Mixing Now Product Songwriting Straight Straighter Tends Two Very Where]
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]
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 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]
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]
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. Flannery O'Connor
[ Decay During Experience Falls Hair Novel Often Out Teeth Terrible Which Writing]
Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused. Joe Klein
[ Case Colors Confused Fair Journalism Journalists Never Novel Number Primary Should Unfortunately 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]
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]
It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first. Jason Newsted
[ Always Art Designed Done Enough First Had Just Long Never Painting Poems Poetry Pursue Songs Things Time Writing]
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]
So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing. George Stephen
[ Horror Novel Outlined Started Writing]
When I started writing it was kind of hard getting people to do my stuff. They' say they couldn't do my style. Otis Blackwell
[ Getting Hard Kind Say Started Stuff Style Writing]
I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind. Patrick Dennis
[ Always Clean Dirty Mind Paper Piece Start Writing]
The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Robert M. Parker, Jr.
[ Appetite Food Good Primary Requisite Well Writing]
I've been with Life now for seventeen years and I have written several articles for them and will be doing more writing and do at least two assignments a year besides my writing. Gordon Parks
[ Articles Assignments Been Besides Doing Least Life More Now Seventeen Several Them Two Will Writing Written Year Years]
But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging. Warren Zevon
[ Arranging Between Line Songwriting Thin]
The way I outline has changed quite a bit from when I first started writing. George Stephen
[ Bit Changed First Outline Quite Started Way Writing]
The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock - shock is a worn-out word - but astonish. Terry Southern
[ Astonish Capacity Important Shock Thing Word 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]
I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. Brenda Ueland
[ Absorbed After Another Beads Byron Child Feel Happy Kindergarten Learned Lord Mountain Putting Quietly Should Stringing Top 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]
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]
Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. June Jordan
[ Barbarous Brother Choke Down Habits Holy Into Language Law Lay Lying Natural Our Political Schools Self Sister Speech Supposed Unreal Weird White Why Writing]
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]
I think that as I continue to write, my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative. Christopher Darden
[ Become Continue Controversial Hope More Provocative Think Will Write Writing]
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]
Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. Alice Walker
[ Inconvenience Saved Sin Violence 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]
I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers. Elaine Paige
[ Abba Because Had Hoping Idea Known Much Music Musical Obviously Pop Pretty Remember Said Telling Thought Tim Very Were Which Wild Would Writers Writing]
But compared to writing a novel, where you can be God, I did the Bay of Pigs invasion in six pages once, and there were 50,000 guys with boots that I didn't have to pay, and all those extras; we didn't have to pay them. John Sayles
[ Bay Boots Compared Did Extras God Guys Invasion Novel Once Pages Pay Pigs Six Them Those Were Where Writing]
I am less selfish. But I am more insistent on being part of the creative experience. I find I am a better mother, lover and wife when I am writing. When my daughter was small I wasn't writing as much and I didn't miss it. Helen Slater
[ Am Being Better Creative Daughter Experience Find Insistent Less Lover Miss More Mother Much Part Selfish Small Wife Writing]
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Dream Guided More Nothing Than Writing]
I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine. Judith Krantz
[ After Articles College Dating Department Dozens Editor Entry Experience Fashion Fiction Getting Good Got Housekeeping Job Level Magazine Many Men Six Then Through Well Working Writing Years]
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]
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 like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds. Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling. Writing feels like exploring. David Brin
[ Adding Backgrounds Characters Depth Develop Erupt Exploring Feeling Feels Fresh Implications Plot Story Surprised Twists Unfolds Writing]
Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine. Mark Millar
[ America Captain Likewise See Shame Wolverine 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 writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Thomas Mann
[ Difficult More Other Somebody Than Whom Writer Writing]
That isn't writing at all, it's typing. Truman Capote
[ Typing Writing]
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]
Good writing is like a windowpane. George Orwell
[ Good Windowpane Writing]
Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to the experience of reading the book for my readers. R. A. Salvatore
[ Book Expect Experience Readers Reading Similar Very Writing]
I think there are some songwriters who are just brilliant who can write and then I think there are some songwriters who can like me I have a problem writing chorus lyrics but I can write a song in a story like that. Charles King
[ Brilliant Chorus Just Lyrics Problem Some Song Songwriters Story Then Think Write Writing]
I write as a way of keeping myself going. You build your life around writing, and it's what gets you through. So it's partly just curiosity to see what you can do. Robert Morgan
[ Around Build Curiosity Gets Going Just Keeping Life Myself Partly See Through Way Write Writing Your]
I'm not a born writer, and I don't enjoy writing. Alistair Maclean
[ Born Enjoy Writer 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]
I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge. Gwendolyn Brooks
[ Been Challenge Enjoying Even Experiencing Felt Go Had Knew Never Published Would Write Writing]
The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Add Awards Flattery Nice Quality Songs Up 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]
There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point. In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page, it's not just a collection of notes. Harrison Birtwistle
[ Collection Comes Ideas Just Moments Notes Off Only Page Point Rhythmic Sometimes Up Which Work Writing]
I wrote that letter, and the one to Nixon. And I wrote more letters, and I thought it might be a magazine article. At that time I sent it to Esquire and Playboy, but anyway, I kept writing, and all of sudden I had enough and thought, well maybe it is a book. Don Novello
[ Anyway Article Book Enough Esquire Had Kept Letter Letters Magazine Maybe Might More Nixon Playboy Sent Sudden Thought Time Well Writing Wrote]
Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away. Ted Rall
[ Analysis Away Direct More Notes Nothing Quotes Rely Right Road Ruin Silk Structured Use Very Well 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'm narrating the television series Biography. I'm still involved in my music - I have a new album out. I have an animated project in development. I'm writing a lot of things and you never know if one of them is going to become a six or seven year project. Bill Mumy
[ Album Animated Become Biography Development Going Involved Know Lot Music Narrating Never New Out Project Series Seven Six Still Television Them Things Writing Year]
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]
Nobody's going to write a book about me, because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about. Jack K. Cooke
[ Anything Because Book Find Going Nobody Worth Write Writing]
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]
For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing. Juan Goytisolo
[ Above Acquire Begin Country Cultural Earth Factors Historical Merely Order Piece Process Sense Social Through Which Writing]
The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther. Sharon Gless
[ Any Away Because Ceiling Christine Died Divorced Farther Glass Go Got Her Knows Married Obviously Older Part Police Precinct Reached Right She Way Were Which Woman Writing]
Writing is a creatively rewarding occupation but for me very time consuming. Holly Johnson
[ Consuming Creatively Occupation Rewarding Time Very 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]
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]
Fantastic writing in English is kind of disreputable, but fantastic writing in translation is the summit. Jonathan Lethem
[ Disreputable English Fantastic Kind Summit Translation 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 liked Sartre's views but not his writing. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ His Liked Sartre Views Writing]
I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s I will be writing poetry rather than fiction. Robert Morgan
[ Fiction Likely More Poetry Rather Than Think Will Writing]
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes. Cole Porter
[ Anything Authors Better Four-Letter Goes Good Knew Now Once Only Prose Too Use Words Writing]
I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer. Alicia Witt
[ Because Been Compose Computer Keyboard More Music Own Playing Sheet Songs Stuff Words Writing]
One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one's essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case. James Payn
[ Any Arise Being Case Difficulty Embarrassment Essay Excess Far Find Finding However Literary Material Matters Men Might Think Title Which Would Writing]
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]
It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature. Herman Hesse
[ Ability Absorb Desire Fad Fault His Into Kafka Lately Literature Neither Nor Read Turned Wonderful Writings]
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'm writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto. Susie Bright
[ Book Erotica Manifesto New Now Right Writing]
I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot. Evan Hunter
[ Art Artist Began Draw Great Into Lot Much Navy Painter Reading Sea Studying Wanted Went Writing]
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]
There's a joy in writing short stories, a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off. Tobias Wolff
[ Certain Joy Off Pull Reward Sense Short Stories Things Wonderful Writing]
Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth. There's three people writing now, and we've all had a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words. Thurston Moore
[ Expression Had Interest Interesting Involvement Lot Lyric Now Process Sonic Three Through Words Writing Youth]
That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date, is always a real challenge, and you bring that back to your partner when you return to writing with them. Cynthia Weil
[ Always Back Blind Bring Calls Challenge Creative Dan Date First Hill Partner Real Return Session Them Writing Your]
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]
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]
Maybe I've lost a little, but I think everyone does over time. People have been writing that I'm getting old every year, and eventually they're going to be right. There's nobody in this game that's doing the same things they once did in the peak years of their career. Randy Johnson
[ Been Career Did Does Doing Eventually Every Everyone Game Getting Going Little Lost Maybe Nobody Old Once Over Peak Right Same Their Things Think Time Writing Year Years]
The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with before joining the 'Experience and it was put together as a song writing situation. Noel Redding
[ Before Consisted Experience Fat Joining Mattress Played Put Situation Song Together 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]
Now the writing in the head, I definitely do every day, thinking about how I want to phrase something or how I'd like to rephrase something I've already written. Stanley Crouch
[ Already Day Definitely Every Head How Now Phrase Something Thinking Want Writing Written]
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]
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]
And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before. Hart Crane
[ Am Before Bridge Contented Ever Fancy Inasmuch Interested More Now Office Poetry Present Such Symbol Than Working Writing Year]
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 think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people. Shawn Colvin
[ After Going Good Interesting Just Made Necessarily Opening Over Paper Personal Possible Sensibility Sing Songs Speak Them Thing Think Veins Wanted Write Writing Year Your]
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]
You have certain writing tools but generally creating something from nothing makes one quite mad and Cynthia and I are quite mad you know. Barry Mann
[ Certain Creating Cynthia Generally Know Mad Makes Nothing Quite Something Tools Writing]
When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person. Daphne du Maurier
[ First Must Novel Person Writing]
In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing. Will Rogers
[ Could Evidently Full Hollywood Learned Read Stop Stuff Their Woods Write Writing]
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]
This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing. Zane Grey
[ Distracted Had Muddle Writing]
I don't want boys to use their pencils for improper writing. John Burns
[ Boys Improper Pencils Their Use Want 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 would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started. Nora Roberts
[ Cleaner Hope Started Than Would Writing]
It was a little at a time but I broke out my Walkman and my lyric pad and started writing. Lou Gramm
[ Broke Little Lyric Out Pad Started Time Writing]
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]
And they were writing scripts where Christine had hit the glass ceiling. And I always thought Christine would never hit the glass ceiling. I thought her dreams would take her. Maybe her dreams wouldn't take her where she wanted, but she still had her dreams. Sharon Gless
[ Always Ceiling Christine Dreams Glass Had Her Hit Maybe Never Scripts She Still Take Thought Wanted Were Where Would 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]
If they had said my writing wasn't good enough, fair enough, that's an opinion. But to say it's too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young. Tanith Lee
[ Complex Enough Fair Good Had Insult Intelligence Opinion Said Say So-Called Too Writing Young]
Whatever extra there is in me at any given moment isn't fully formed. I am hardly aware of it; it awaits the next book. It will - with luck - come to me during the actual writing, and it will take me by surprise. V. S. Naipaul
[ Actual Am Any Awaits Aware Book Come During Extra Formed Fully Given Hardly Luck Moment Next Surprise Take Whatever Will 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]
Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people. William Styron
[ Fine Nameless Perpetually Scared Therapy Threats Writing]
I tend to read more nonfiction, really, because when I'm writing I don't like to read other fiction. Irvine Welsh
[ Because Fiction More Nonfiction Other Read Really Tend Writing]
I can fairly be called an amateur because I do what I do, in the original sense of the word - for love, because I love it. On the other hand, I think that those of us who make our living writing history can also be called true professionals. David McCullough
[ Also Amateur Because Called Fairly Hand History Living Love Make Original Other Our Professionals Sense Think Those True Us Word Writing]
Given the devaluation of literature and of the study of foreign languages per se in the United States, as well as the preponderance of theory over text in graduate literature studies, creative writing programs keep literature courses populated. Marilyn Hacker
[ Courses Creative Foreign Given Graduate Keep Languages Literature Over Per Populated Preponderance Programs Se States Studies Study Text Theory United Well Writing]
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]
I am a drinker with writing problems. Brendan Behan
[ Am Drinker Problems Writing]
I loved the process of writing. Nora Roberts
[ Loved Process Writing]
I wasn't writing the music. Ed would write a piece of music. I'd listen to it and come up with a melody and then we would arrange it. We'd put it together and I would write lyrics to my melodies. Sammy Hagar
[ Arrange Come Ed Listen Lyrics Melodies Melody Music Piece Put Then Together Up Would Write Writing]
These matters having been arranged, I had a temporary awning erected near the river, and was for three or four days busily employed writing an account of our journey for the Governor's information. Charles Sturt
[ Account Arranged Been Busily Days Employed Erected Four Governor Had Having Information Journey Matters Near Our River Temporary These Three Writing]
Well, Peter has a writing style, but again, time changes subject matters and attitudes. Josh Silver
[ Again Attitudes Changes Matters Peter Style Subject Time Well Writing]
I remember once, we got an interview, and he said, 'Dad, these people are writing about me like I'm an adult. Don't they know I'm a kid?' I have never tried to encourage him to get a music image like other musicians have. Ornette Coleman
[ Adult Dad Encourage Get Got Him Image Interview Kid Know Music Musicians Never Once Other Remember Said These Tried Writing]
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 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]
I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along. Bruce Springsteen
[ Age Along Always Audience Concerned Faith Keep Moment Particular Supported Way Went Would Writing]
I took acting lessons when I was 19, 20, and I had my writing. Michael Ironside
[ Acting Had Lessons Took Writing]
Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years. George Crumb
[ Difficult More Move Seems Through Writing Years]
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well. Andre Breton
[ Arts Chief Excel Masterpiece Nature Those Well Which Wise Writing]
Television has raised writing to a new low. Samuel Goldwyn
[ Low New Raised Television Writing]
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]
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]
I've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so. Frank McCourt
[ Been Notebooks Writing Years]
I want to get off with the screenwriting. Obie Trice
[ Get Off Screenwriting Want]
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 history is really playing live - not writing or recording. Tom Jenkinson
[ History Live Playing Really Recording Writing]
Acting is playing - it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream. Billy Bob Thornton
[ Acting Actually Being Dream Game Going Kids Longs Myself Need Other Out Part Playground Playing Room Satisfies Sit Writing]
I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand. David Antin
[ More Poems Think Thinking Understand Whether Writing]
When I was a teenager, I got into SF, quite heavily, and that too has had a major impact on my writing. George Stephen
[ Got Had Heavily Impact Into Major Quite Sf Teenager Too 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]
The Butcher Boy is a very great novel indeed and a very important Irish novel. The ambiguity of that is, he's writing a book about an appalling situation and he does it in a hilarious way. Stephen Rea
[ Ambiguity Appalling Book Boy Butcher Does Great Hilarious Important Indeed Irish Novel Situation Very Way Writing]
There is no way of writing stories that I haven't done. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Done Haven Stories Way Writing]
I did not have one bad spell during writing - an unprecedented record. Zane Grey
[ Bad Did During Record Spell Unprecedented Writing]
I work eight hours a day, but I'm not writing all that time. I'm thinking, editing, looking something up. Thinking is what I do a lot of. Barbara Taylor Bradford
[ Day Editing Eight Hours Looking Lot Something Thinking Time Up Work 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]
A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme. Diane Johnson
[ Already Apparent Becomes Deepening End Even Finding Finds Job Novel Out Outset Pattern Rarely Sharpening Theme Understanding Whole Writer Writing Written]
When I went to college I took a creative writing class and decided in a week to be a writer. David Guterson
[ Class College Creative Decided Took Week Went Writer 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]
I guess you could say I've been writing all my life. Anthony Doerr
[ Been Could Guess Life Say Writing]
Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet, my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can. Sue Grafton
[ Alphabet Book Each Focus Halfway Having Mark New Prime Reached Well Writing]
What is difficult is the promotion, balancing the public side of a writer's life with the writing. I think that's something a lot of writers are having to face. Writers have become much more public now. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Balancing Become Difficult Face Having Life Lot More Much Now Promotion Public Side Something Think Writer Writers Writing]
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]
I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was writing arrangements for singers and everybody. But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home. Quincy Jones
[ Arrangements Away Course Dry Everybody Get Got Home Music Really Scholarship Seattle Singers Too University Wanted Writing]
Rock is all about writing your own script; it's all about pioneering. Courtney Love
[ Own Pioneering Rock Script Writing Your]
My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history. Lynn Abbey
[ Book Corner Curl Dusty Habit History Love More Research Some Support Than Up Writing]
Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people. Roald Dahl
[ Been Completely Different Drained Fiction Hours Leaves Place Those Totally Two Writer Writing]
As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard. Felix Frankfurter
[ Am Cherish Constitution Court Deem Deeply Disregard How Into Justified Matter May Member Mischievous Notions Policy Private Their Them Writing]
I have been threatened occasionally. But that happens to everybody who is writing this kind of things. Threats will come without fail. It might happen to the most 'innocent' texts. If it gets too much we call the police. Steig Larsson
[ Been Call Come Everybody Fail Gets Happen Happens Innocent Kind Might Most Much Occasionally Police Texts Things Threatened Threats Too Will Without 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]
It was relatively easy to write 'The Cave of Lost Souls', though, because it came to me one night in a dream. I remember waking up and having this idea for a complete story - from start to finish - in my head, so I jotted it down, then later began writing the thing. Paul Kane
[ Because Began Came Cave Complete Down Dream Easy Finish Having Head Idea Later Lost Night Relatively Remember Souls Start Story Then Thing Though Up Waking Write Writing]
I don't keep any copy of my books around... they would embarass me. When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly, and have done with them. Ludwig Bemelmans
[ Any Around Belly Books Copy Done Finish Keep Kick Them Would Writing]
The desire to write grows with writing. Desiderius Erasmus
[ Desire Grows Write Writing]
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography. Steven Wright
[ Autobiography Unauthorized 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 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]
My education and background thoroughly inform my writing. David Brin
[ Background Education Inform Thoroughly Writing]
Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills. John Milius
[ Deal Does Great Just Learn Painting Requires Skill Skills Those Want Writing]
It can get a little costly if you try and leave it until then to write songs. But you're writing all the time. You're collecting songs. I've had songs that have been collected over a two-year period for my next record. Keith Urban
[ Been Collected Collecting Costly Get Had Leave Little Next Over Period Record Songs Then Time Try Until Write Writing]
So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale. Richard Foreman
[ Decided Plays Start Went Writing Yale]
And I love writing. I've always loved writing. James Daly
[ Always Love Loved Writing]
There is still the feeling that women's writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is not as important as what goes on in the battlefield, that what women know about is a less category of knowledge. Erica Jong
[ Battlefield Bedroom Category Class Feeling Goes Important Know Knowledge Less Lesser Nursery Still Women Writing]
I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance. John Entwistle
[ Am Book Importance Place Takes Third Writing]
I just simply write as it moves me. I may be writing about a book or a movie or a person, places where I've been or something I've done. Or politics. It's going to what's on my mind at the moment. Tina Brown
[ Been Book Done Going Just May Mind Moment Moves Movie Person Places Politics Simply Something Where Write 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]
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]
A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. Christian Dior
[ Handwriting Her More Perfume Tells Than Woman]
Very conscious of the fact that an effort was being made to destroy my mind, because I was deprived of books, deprived of any means of writing, deprived of human companionship. You never know how much you need it until you're deprived of it. Wole Soyinka
[ Any Because Being Books Companionship Conscious Deprived Destroy Effort Fact How Human Know Made Means Mind Much Need Never Until Very Writing]
Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature. Michael P. Anderson
[ Advantage Everything Growing Had Interest Interested Kids Literature Most Music Sciences Take Tried Up Very Wide Writing]
I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best. Flannery O'Connor
[ Am Because Best Thing Writer Writing]
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]
I spend a lot of time writing in New York. Keren Ann
[ Lot New Spend Time Writing York]
I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing. Dan Castellaneta
[ Acting Always Because City College Could Did Down Enjoyed High Radio Reasons School Second Shows Went Writing]
Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage. Arthur Godfrey
[ Am Back Band Bands Ca Fortunate Four Get Gigs Good Groove Into Many Now Play Played Playing Point Pulse Singing Solo Stage Stopped Well Writing Years]
I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting. Bill Bryson
[ Another Book Dull Enjoy Generally Histories Interesting Make Plan Science Subjects Taking Them Trying Write Writing]
I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. Sydney Pollack
[ Almost Architecture Art Aspect Certainly Dance Every Film Form Into Mean Painting Photography Some Useful Way Writing]
Of course the playing is important but writing and the establishing of what you are going for is prime too. Andy Summers
[ Course Establishing Going Important Playing Prime Too Writing]
I teach one semester a year, and this year I'm just teaching one course during that semester, a writing workshop for older students in their late 20s and early 30s, people in our graduate program who are already working on a manuscript and trying to bring it to completion. Tobias Wolff
[ Already Bring Completion Course During Early Graduate Just Late Manuscript Older Our Program Semester Students Teach Teaching Their Trying Working Workshop Writing Year]
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]
Well, yes, as I was a rather bad actor then and I wasn't making enough money, I thought, to make enough money to not make money as an actor, I'd better do some writing. Val Guest
[ Actor Bad Better Enough Make Making Money Rather Some Then Thought Well Writing Yes]
Well, I'd had the Fat Mattress earlier as a writing outlet for songs and that. Noel Redding
[ Earlier Fat Had Mattress Outlet Songs Well Writing]
Sonnets are guys writing in English, imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited. Steve Earle
[ Definitely English Form Guys Imitating Italian Often Song Sonnets Sung Writing]
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]
I have no interest in writing, directing or producing. Ted Shackelford
[ Directing Interest Producing 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]
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]
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. James Joyce
[ Committed Devised English Ever Explains Ingenious Lives Most Previous Public Reading Reason Sins Torture Why 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]
Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Activity Civil Intellectual More Reading Resigned Subsequent Writing]
I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
[ Any Being Conscious Cost Living More Must Out Than Thinking Write Writing]
I've always liked new writing. Imelda Staunton
[ Always Liked New Writing]
Cursive writing does not mean what I think it does. Nancy Cartwright
[ Does Mean Think Writing]
I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell. William Styron
[ Day Doing Each Face Feeling Fine Get Getting Hell Much Pain Pleasure Pretty Started Warm Well Writing]
Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening. Jeanette Winterson
[ Begins Everything Language Listening Writing]
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis. William Styron
[ Age Always Any Been Good Neurosis Product Someone 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]
I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended. Christopher Darden
[ Affected After Anger Angry Been Clear Clearly Did Emotional Emotionally Ended Had Months Reflected Six Some Still Think Trial Very Writing]
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]
Now, if, as I think, writing should be, it's a kind of risky trade. Al Alvarez
[ Kind Now Risky Should Think Trade Writing]
Well, our songwriting process is pretty collective. Adam Rich
[ Collective Our Pretty Process Songwriting Well]
My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls. James Broughton
[ Aim Calls Flags Issue Major Out Set Wake-Up 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]
And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee. Bernard Cornwell
[ Because Books Committee Decisions Deferring Instead Make Member Simplicity Team Writing Yes Yourself]
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]
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them. Billy Bragg
[ Bedroom Come Few Honest Honesty Once Out Own Personality Quite Reason Relationships Seem Some Songwriters Step Their Them Traits Writing]
For a director and a producer to be named on the writing credits is practically unheard of. Terry Southern
[ Credits Director Named Practically Producer Unheard Writing]
You would go mad if you began to speculate about the impact your novel might have while you were still writing it. Jonathan Coe
[ Began Go Impact Mad Might Novel Speculate Still Were While Would Writing Your]
After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn't see much way around it. Nicholas Mosley
[ After Around Dissatisfied Doom Gave Much Novels Romantic See These Three Time Up Way Writing Yet]
Through writing, through that process, they realize that they become more intelligent, and more honest and more imaginative than they can be in any other part of their life. Russell Banks
[ Any Become Honest Imaginative Intelligent Life More Other Part Process Realize Than Their Through Writing]
Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that. Robert Morgan
[ Been Example Fiction Maybe Poets Powerful Sort Southern Themselves Writing]
I 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]
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. Samuel McChord Crothers
[ Begins Capital Every Gets Keeps Letter Line Poet Prose Tired Wants Writer Writing]
And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing, I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things, to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth. Owen Glendower
[ Bearers Businesses Cannot Credence Faith Fully Give Informed May Mouth Please Present Say Send Shall These Things Unto Whom Word Writing]
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 if I had been writing fiction, where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite, I might have frozen. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Been Creativity Dependent Directions Entirely Fiction Frozen Had Infinite Might Narrative Potential Take Think Where Work Writer Writing]
I mean Gorilla was really our first sort of goes at songwriting. Neil Innes
[ First Goes Gorilla Mean Our Really Songwriting Sort]
I think I would spend the first 30 weeks not writing, just clearing my head and seeing parts of the world I haven't seen and going back to places I have seen and love. Michael Connelly
[ Back Clearing First Going Haven Head Just Love Parts Places Seeing Seen Spend Think Weeks World Would Writing]
There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Changes Clothing Facets Go Into Lyrics Melody Part Put Room Sentiments Sitting Song Studio Then Two Where Writing Your]
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 thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world? Kevin Eubanks
[ Cared Change Deep Else Knew Music Myself Spirit Thinking Thought Up Way World Writing Youth]
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]
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. George Orwell
[ Defense Indefensible Largely Our Political Speech Time Writing]
As soon as you start writing about how human beings interact with each other socially, you're into politics, aren't you? Jonathan Coe
[ Beings Each How Human Interact Into Other Politics Socially Soon Start Writing]
I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff. David Byrne
[ Agenda Any Plan Started Stuff Writing]
And then I met Jerry and he's such a creative fiction writer, and I don't know if there's ever been a team put together the way we are - where one person does the theological way out and suggestions, and the other person goes into the cave and does the fiction writing. Tim LaHaye
[ Been Cave Creative Does Ever Fiction Goes Into Jerry Know Met Other Out Person Put Such Suggestions Team Then Theological Together Way Where Writer Writing]
I don't think an actor's job is to be recognized. I think an actor's job is to facilitate the writing in a way that changes the way people think. No other business does that. Jeffrey Donovan
[ Actor Business Changes Does Facilitate Job Other Recognized Think Way Writing]
If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all. Anne Tyler
[ Felt Never Till Waited Write Writing]
I'll know when the ideas aren't fresh anymore. And I'll know when writing doesn't give me a thrill anymore. Brian Lumley
[ Anymore Fresh Give Ideas Know Thrill Writing]
I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made. James Broughton
[ Consider Films Personal Poems Writing]
I see no marks of Wordsworths style of writing or style of thinking in my own work, yet Wordsworth is a constant presence when I write about human beings and their relations to the natural world. J. M. Coetzee
[ Beings Constant Human Marks Natural Own Presence Relations See Style Their Thinking Wordsworth Work World Write Writing Yet]
Writing for me is cutting out the fat and getting to the meaning. James McBride
[ Cutting Fat Getting Meaning Out Writing]
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing. Layne Staley
[ Doorway Drawing Led Music Photography Writing]
I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel. Elliott Smith
[ Feel How Just Know Songs Writing]
I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity. Bill Hybels
[ Eternity Go Hate Hell Plain Real Teaching Thinking Truth Writing]
You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I've realized that is in a sense what has happened. But as I was writing them, I didn't feel a part of any tradition. I think that would have been too overwhelming, in a sense. Jhumpa Lahiri
[ Any Been Come Feel Happened Know Out Overwhelming Part Reacted Realized Reviews Sense Since Them Think Too Tradition Would Writing]
I forget a book as soon as I finish writing it, which is not always a good thing. Anne Tyler
[ Always Book Finish Forget Good Soon Thing Which Writing]
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]
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]
I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry. It is such a challenge. Jeffery Deaver
[ Challenge Go Poetry Such Together Way Words Writing]
My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
[ Agreeable Dreams Fantastic More Once Than Were Writings]
Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth. Wole Soyinka
[ Books Forms Suppress Terror Those Truth Wish 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]
In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better. Doris Lessing
[ Better Cooks More Process Story Writing]
There is no great writing, only great rewriting. Justice Brandeis
[ Great Only Rewriting Writing]
I am writing something which I find satisfying and which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer. Gavin Bryars
[ Am Composer Find Name Prepared Put Satisfying Something Which Writing]
This will surprise some of your readers, but my primary interest is not with computer security. I am primarily interested in writing software that works as intended. Wietse Venema
[ Am Computer Intended Interest Interested Primarily Primary Readers Security Software Some Surprise Will Works Writing Your]
When I'm writing a woman character, I don't think, 'What would a woman do?' I just think, 'What would this character do in this situation?' Ken Follett
[ Character Just Situation Think Woman Would Writing]
We are both drawn to surreal situations so the writing was a joy. Dylan Moran
[ Both Drawn Joy Situations Surreal Writing]
What is writing but an expression of my own life? Zane Grey
[ Expression Life Own Writing]
And the nice thing about writing a novel is you take your time, you sit with the character sometimes nine years, you look very deeply at a situation, unlike in real life when we just kind of snap something out. Sandra Cisneros
[ Character Deeply Just Kind Life Look Nice Nine Novel Out Real Sit Situation Snap Something Sometimes Take Thing Time Unlike Very Writing Years Your]
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]
Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music. Skitch Henderson
[ Although Any Being Budget Carnegie Furnish Guest Hall Huge Music Orchestra Our Plays Popular Presented Stars Which Writing]
You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings. However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions. Bryant H. McGill
[ Contradictions Contradictory Find Full However Life Many May Philosophies Say Statements Such Will Within Writings]
Forgive me for not writing but this man is exhausting. Wallis Simpson
[ Exhausting Forgive Man Writing]
Location is a very important aspect to songwriting. Ken Hill
[ Aspect Important Location Songwriting Very]
Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions, rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of those who claimed to be Alchemists. Ethan A. Hitchcock
[ Alchemists Bent Claimed Deceived Dupes Men Own Passions Pretenses Rather Than Their Those Treasures Were Wholly Writings]
Research to me is as important or more important than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built. Leon Uris
[ Book Built Foundation Important More Research Than Upon Which Writing]
I think some of the best modern writing comes now from travellers. Michael Palin
[ Best Comes Modern Now Some Think Travellers Writing]
We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999! Adrian Belew
[ Club Dates Expect Few Going Keep Late Likely Long Material May New Our Play Record Secret Sessions Some Spring Surface Take Then Time Until Will Writing]
On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It's a real trade off. Cynthia Weil
[ Basically Bit Hand Off Other Own Real Records Someone Songs Stifle Stuck Style Their Trade Voice Writing]
Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Ayn Because Compassion Economical Fiction Her Huge Humor Impact Lousy Major Message Mind Off Passing Philosophical Rand Really She Some Virtually Writer Writers 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 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]
I'm not sure why writing for others became harder. Probably a reluctance to give away anything you might conceivably use yourself caused a block. I did it, but it remained hard when it had once been easy. Dick Cavett
[ Anything Away Became Been Block Caused Conceivably Did Easy Give Had Hard Harder Might Once Others Probably Reluctance Remained Sure Use Why Writing Yourself]
I've grown tremendously as an actor by being there. It is comic writing the likes of which I don't know that I'll ever see again and it's been a great, great experience. Matt LeBlanc
[ Actor Again Been Being Comic Ever Experience Great Grown Know Likes See Tremendously Which Writing]
I wasn't interested in writing music that wasn't beautiful for me to listen to. Joanna Newsom
[ Beautiful Interested Listen Music Writing]
As somebody who's been writing about this subject for getting on twenty years now, it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years. Anthony Holden
[ Astonishing Been Changed Climate Five Getting How Last Now Somebody Subject Twenty Writing Years]
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 have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing. Cyril Cusack
[ Explore Little Talent Tried Writing]
My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own. I try not to structure my work too rigidly. Anita Desai
[ Allow Own Rigidly Story Structure Style Too Try Unfold Work Writing]
Writing that's not working for a living. Robert Asprin
[ Living Working 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]
I've been writing full-time since 1978. Alan Dean Foster
[ Been Full-Time Since Writing]
In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. Thomas Sydenham
[ Author Disease Every History Hypothesis Lie Mind Occupied Philosophical Previously Should Whatsoever Writing]
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]
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]
Now, I am completely independent - I earn my living by speaking and writing. Karen Hughes
[ Am Completely Earn Independent Living Now Speaking Writing]
It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on. Jack Kerouac
[ Beatnik Bohemian Certain Elements Fault Found Hang Peculiar So-Called Something Their Theories Writings]
Music is very influential to my writing, as are theater and film. Jessica Hagedorn
[ Film Influential Music Theater Very Writing]
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop. Stephen Fry
[ Armchair Down Home Myself Occasionally Shop Smoking Think Wandering Writing]
Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand, and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience of what I'm writing about. Michael Pollan
[ Always Anyway Been Direct Experience Finding Found Interested Places Stand Useful Very Writing]
What writing does is to reveal. Rita Dove
[ Does Reveal Writing]
I didn't make any money from my writing until much later. I published about 80 stories for nothing. I spent on literature. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Any Later Literature Make Money Much Nothing Published Spent Stories Until Writing]
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]
Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it. Toni Morrison
[ Articulation Been Close Done Ever Everything Expand Rather Than World Writing]
I lost that excitement I had when I first started out. It was all about the need to just get a job, and so I found the joy again when I was writing Deuce Bigelow. I was laughing so hard and along with my writing partner at the time, simply laughing until we cried. Rob Schneider
[ Again Along Cried Excitement First Found Get Had Hard Job Joy Just Laughing Lost Need Out Partner Simply Started Time Until Writing]
I 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]
I didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it. Neil Young
[ After Continued Doing Explore Just Know Really Songs Started Two Writing]
We never let go. Ever. Even with punctuation. It's frightening. I can't see anyone from any record company ever writing an email to Neil and not getting it back, with corrections. Chris Lowe
[ Any Anyone Back Company Corrections Email Even Ever Frightening Getting Go Neil Never Punctuation Record See Writing]
Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman
[ Book Dreams Illustrations Soul Writing Your]
Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action. Paul J. Meyer
[ Action Produces Thought Writing]
I think I'm drawn to writing about something which feels intense and important. Rose Tremain
[ Drawn Feels Important Intense Something Think Which Writing]
When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on. Carl Sandburg
[ Black Girl Go Hair Midnight Poetry Poor Pretty Told Writing]
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]
Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive. Helen Dunmore
[ Books Children Drive Gives Narrative Sense Strong Very Writer Writing]
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]
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]
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]
Now that I'm staring down the barrel of the last act of my life, I'm less excited about control and solo effort, and I resent the way the business aspects interfere with my space for creative writing. David Knopfler
[ Act Aspects Barrel Business Control Creative Down Effort Excited Interfere Last Less Life Now Resent Solo Space Staring Way Writing]
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]
I never do a full outline, and if I did, I would not feel bound to it, because the view from inside a scene can be different from the view outside it. But neither do I just start writing and see what happens; I am far more disciplined than that. Piers Anthony
[ Am Because Bound Did Different Disciplined Far Feel Full Happens Inside Just More Neither Never Outline Outside Scene See Start Than View Would Writing]
Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language. John Milius
[ Also Create Drama How Image Language Learning Requires Skill Understand Use Writing]
Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing. Isaac Bashevis Singer
[ Even His Man Originality Seen Sentences Single Sum Thinking Total Words 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]
I've always wanted to do a Crichton book. I really love his writing. Richard Donner
[ Always Book His Love Really Wanted Writing]
Writing software that's safe even in the presence of bugs makes the challenge even more interesting. Wietse Venema
[ Bugs Challenge Even Interesting Makes More Presence Safe Software Writing]
I always work from an outline, so I know all the of the broad events and some of the finer details before I begin writing the book. Mercedes Lackey
[ Always Before Begin Book Broad Details Events Finer Know Outline Some Work Writing]
Right now I just finished writing the music for a Rugrats feature film and the third week of September I go to London, and the Orchestra is going to perform the score. Mark Mothersbaugh
[ Feature Film Finished Go Going Just London Music Now Orchestra Perform Right Score September Third Week Writing]
I've 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]
I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort. Toni Morrison
[ Aspects Comfort Help Obviously Some Talent Taught Teach Think Vision Writing]
In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better. John Kricfalusi
[ Anything Better Cinematography Movies Old Than Thousand Times Today Writing]
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]
For that reason you can't write with music playing, and anyone who says he can is either writing badly, or not listening to the music, or lying. You need to hear what you're writing, and for that you need silence. Philip Pullman
[ Anyone Badly Either Hear Listening Lying Music Need Playing Reason Says Silence Write Writing]
I have a weird life because I live on songwriting royalties, which are a strange income. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn't. Joe Strummer
[ Because Income Life Live Rains Royalties Sometimes Songwriting Strange Weird Which]
I really enjoy the writing process because I can do it from my house. I can create these characters and take them in the different directions that I want to take them. You have a lot of freedom as a writer. Rick Schroder
[ Because Characters Create Different Directions Enjoy Freedom House Lot Process Really Take Them These Want Writer Writing]
Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist. Cameron Crowe
[ Age Bangs Being Dave Fallen First Following Having Journalist Kind Learning Lester Love Marsh Movies Music Path Probably Rock Then Writers Writing Young]
The best thing about writing programs is that it rationalized the apprenticeship of a writer. Russell Banks
[ Apprenticeship Best Programs Rationalized Thing Writer Writing]
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves. Don Marquis
[ Get Lips Move Persons Read Reading Rich Sort Their Themselves Thing Want Write Writing]
Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess. Robert Adamson
[ Ambitious Books Guess Living Make Plan Poetry Pretty Publish Well Write Writing]
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]
Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion. Malcolm Arnold
[ Although Always Been Classical Enabled End Enjoyed Family Film Keep Means Music Passion Which Wife Write Writing]
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]
Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing. Joni Mitchell
[ Gershwin Him Ira Mean Shame Some Writing]
I spent 10 years as a marketing manager. I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable background for writing about white-collar crimes. Sara Paretsky
[ Background Crimes Experience Financial Found Invaluable Manager Marketing Spent White-Collar World Writing Years]
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]
My mother bought a piano, put it in the front room, and I just started writing my songs. Joan Armatrading
[ Bought Front Just Mother Piano Put Room Songs Started Writing]
Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them. Octavia Butler
[ Always Had Novels Them Wanted Well Write Writing Wrote]
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]
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]
My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days, after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs. Manuel Puig
[ After Days Directing Fantasy Many Masterpieces Memoirs Old Only Would Write Writing]
I'm not happy when I'm writing, but I'm more unhappy when I'm not. Fannie Hurst
[ Happy More Unhappy Writing]
I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things. Ralph Fiennes
[ Detached Disturbing Got Head Inside Killers Manipulating Quite Read Serial Some Stuff Things Very Way Were Writings]
I've always been able to survive by writing, though. John Milius
[ Able Always Been Survive Though Writing]
Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in. We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore, experimental music-making. Thurston Moore
[ Activity Comes Experimental Hardcore Involved Much Nature Outside Really Songwriting Traditional Us Where]
The more interesting the 9-to-5 work is, the more it takes away from my real work, which is writing. Judith Rossner
[ Away Interesting More Real Takes Which Work Writing]
Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination. Ishmael Reed
[ Hard Imagination Labor Manual Poetry 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]
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'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]
Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about. Michael Pollan
[ Much Personal Stake Very Writing Yes]
Every writer I know has trouble writing. Joseph Heller
[ Every Know Trouble Writer Writing]
My job is writing. I get paid to do it. When was the last time you heard someone challenge a doctor for making money off of cancer? Joyce Maynard
[ Cancer Challenge Doctor Get Heard Job Last Making Money Off Paid Someone Time Writing]
Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment. Lynn Abbey
[ Away Balance Because Commitment Different Dull Exquisite Frankly Get Made More Novel Novelists Reader Requires Sense Short-Story Spot Two Writing]
When I'm writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I'm doing it, as I'm writing it. Quentin Tarantino
[ Analytical Doing Get Something Try Writing]
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]
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]
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]
I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos. Jill Clayburgh Parenting
[ Birthday Career Children Coming Family Good Interested Juggling Party Son Thinking Very Writing]
I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing. Rex Stout
[ Decide Fun More Reading Still Which Writing]
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence. Isadora Duncan
[ Art Beautiful Concentrated Effort Enough Gesture Hard Know Learn Make Many Realize Research Sentence Simple Struggle Take Taken Work Would Write Writing Years]
I don't think I prefer writing for one age group above another. I am just as pleased with a story which I feel works well for very small children as I do with a story for young adults. Margaret Mahy
[ Above Adults Age Am Another Children Feel Group Just Pleased Prefer Small Story Think Very Well Which Works Writing Young]
We were developing an innovative Personal Information Manager called Chandler but a couple years ago I took off from that to do a project writing down my memoirs essentially, reminiscing about the development of the Macintosh. Andy Hertzfeld
[ Ago Called Chandler Couple Developing Development Down Essentially Information Innovative Macintosh Manager Memoirs Off Personal Project Took Were Writing Years]
I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I'd had before. I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly. Dustin Hoffman
[ Ago Because Before Did Directing Few Had Just Lost Maybe Quietly Spark Start Stopped Thought Try Very Working Writing Years]
This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant. Virginia Woolf
[ Altogether Could Indeed Knew Literature Meant Say Shakespeare Surpasses Writing]
When you're writing about people that are not very well off, you seem to see the kitchen sink. So it was a bit of a sort of cosy phrase that got used a bit too much. Timothy West
[ Bit Got Kitchen Much Off Phrase See Seem Sink Sort Too Used Very Well 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]
No no there wasn't any planned 14th season, we all saw the writing on the wall. The ratings had been going down and so fourth, that curve goes on every show and in everybody's life. Larry Hagman
[ Any Been Curve Down Every Everybody Fourth Goes Going Had Life Planned Ratings Saw Season Show Wall Writing]
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]
When people start writing there is this idea that you have to get everything right first time, every sentence has to be perfect, every paragraph has to be perfect, every chapter has to be perfect, but what you're doing is not any kind of public show, until you're ready for it. Irvine Welsh
[ Any Chapter Doing Every Everything First Get Idea Kind Paragraph Perfect Public Ready Right Sentence Show Start Time Until Writing]
My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn't load a revolver. Gene Wolfe
[ Army Clearly Combat Every Experience Feeds Influences Into Just Life Load Major Many Must Need Now Same Think True Understand Were Whole Writer Writers Writing]
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]
When you're writing, it's as if you're within a kind of closed world. Michael Ondaatje
[ Closed Kind Within World 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]
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]
Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun but now it's getting downright tedious for most people. Mike Davidson
[ Code Downright Fun Getting Html Most Much Never Now Old School Tedious Very Writing]
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]
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 think it's Jerry's masterful fiction writing. Tim LaHaye
[ Fiction Jerry Masterful Think Writing]
I feel for Veronica Mars so much when I'm watching at home. It is a wonderful story. The writing is consistently funny, biting, charming, heart-wrenching, etc. I also like the look of it. The cinematography - different from any other show. Jason Dohring
[ Also Any Biting Charming Cinematography Consistently Different Etc Feel Funny Home Look Mars Much Other Show Story Veronica Watching Wonderful Writing]
Writing the book was itself a process of concealing and revealing. Rick Moody
[ Book Concealing Itself Process Revealing 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]
Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days, I've rewritten it. Jules Shear
[ Days Means Rewriting Rewritten Three Work]
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]
Pamphlets on Sabbath writing are in request here I have been applied to for them by several of the old Methodists knowing that I had them to sell before. John Hawley
[ Applied Been Before Had Here Knowing Old Pamphlets Request Sabbath Sell Several Them Writing]
Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all. Katherine Mansfield
[ Always Anything Back Better Far Imagine Looking Nothing Than Too Write Writing]
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]
We do very little re-writing in the office. We often take on people who show great promise and who we hope will develop into somebody important and someone good. James Laughlin
[ Develop Good Great Hope Important Into Little Office Often Promise Re-Writing Show Somebody Someone Take Very Will]
Book writing is a little different because, in my case, my editor is a year younger than me and basically has the same sensibility as me. Chuck Klosterman
[ Basically Because Book Case Different Editor Little Same Sensibility Than Writing Year Younger]
I despair of ever writing excellent poetry. Isaac Rosenberg
[ Despair Ever Excellent Poetry Writing]
You have to be very brave in that first writing session. Barry Mann
[ Brave First Session Very Writing]
Having been an actor and a writer for so long - 20 years or so - I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed. It's a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day. Stephen Fry
[ Acting Actor Been Daft Day Directed Extension Felt Go Grave Happen Having Knew Long Natural Without Would Writer Writing Years]
I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner. Barry Mann
[ Continual Insanity Married Partner Should State Stay Think Wants Writing]
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]
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing. Sylvia Plath
[ Nothing Pile Stinks Unpublished Writing]
This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures. Martin Chemnitz
[ Any Apostles Christ Church Counsel Delivered Doctrine Faith First God Handed Human Later Primitive Received Scriptures True Which Will Without Writing]
The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation. Elias Canetti
[ Each Even Infinite Interrupted Night Notation Process Single Something Though Writing]
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. Ray Bradbury
[ Cannot Destroy Drunk Must Reality Stay Writing]
I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think? Philip Larkin
[ Most Popularity Probably Source Think Unhappiness Unhappy Writing]
Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week. Bette Midler
[ Around Book Country Five Haul Horse Nights Sweat Thirty-Five Tough Week Writing]
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]
As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Album Everyday Going Into Lot Opposed Record Representative Studio Then Think Three Touring Writing Years]
I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing. Dorothy Fields
[ Arts Far Field Great Lower Many Men More Novelists Painters Proportion Sculptors Song Talent Think Women 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]
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]
I spent every night until four in the morning on my dissertation, until I came to the point when I could not write another word, not even the next letter. I went to bed. Eight o'clock the next morning I was up writing again. Abraham Pais
[ Again Another Bed Came Clock Could Dissertation Eight Even Every Four Letter Morning Next Night Point Spent Until Up Went Word Write Writing]
I began to ration my writing, for fear I would dream through life as my father had done. I was afraid I had inherited a poisoned gene from him, a vocation without a gift. Mavis Gallant
[ Afraid Began Done Dream Father Fear Gene Gift Had Him Inherited Life Poisoned Ration Through Vocation Without Would Writing]
Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. E. B. White
[ Act Faith Grammar Trick Writing]
One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things, very archetypal things. Harrison Birtwistle
[ Archetypal Basic Music Take Thing Things Tried Very Writing]
I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft. Christopher Cross
[ Craft Dent Huge Mtv Put Songwriting Think]
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]
Some writing and production projects will be a great way to spend my elderly rock years. Geddy Lee
[ Elderly Great Production Projects Rock Some Spend Way Will Writing Years]
I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs, basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me, in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane. Kelly Jones
[ Basically Hits Hotel Idea Place Plane Ritual Road Room Songs Special Whenever Write Writing]
Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done. Michelle Shocked
[ Acceptance Demons Does Done Ever Give Honest Important Kind Marriage More Myself Past Performance Played Release Role Singing Some Sorts Than Therapy Writing]
Of mediumship there are many grades, one of the simplest forms being the capacity to receive an impression or automatic writing, under peaceful conditions, in an ordinary state; but the whole subject is too large to be treated here. Oliver Joseph Lodge
[ Automatic Being Capacity Conditions Forms Grades Here Impression Large Many Ordinary Peaceful Receive Simplest State Subject Too Treated Under Whole Writing]
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live. Theodor Adorno
[ Becomes Homeland Live Longer Man Place Writing]
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]
Writing is an antidote for loneliness. Steven Berkoff
[ Antidote Loneliness Writing]
I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels. John Cale
[ Been Going Many Movie Mozart New Novels Reading Writing York]
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]
It's a dismally lonely business, writing. Toni Cade Bambara
[ Business Lonely Writing]
We all have these tendencies in us that could go this way or that. I think that's the real key in writing. To look at a character without judgment. Paul Haggis
[ Character Could Go Judgment Key Look Real Tendencies These Think Us Way Without Writing]
Being in a rock band is about touring. It's about writing songs and it's about making records but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves. James Young
[ Also Band Being Feel Good Making Onto Records Rock Smile Songs Stage Taking Themselves Touring Wonderful Writing]
Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read. Ross Perot
[ Action Author Being Contemplation Good Great Greater Living Man Nobler Object Read Than Things Two Worth Worthy Write Writing Written]
I 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]
When I'm writing, sometimes it gets to that place where I feel like the piece is writing itself and I'm trying not to get in the way. John Zorn
[ Feel Get Gets Itself Piece Place Sometimes Trying Way Where Writing]
I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck. Robert Sheckley
[ Luck Matter Often Short Story Think Writing]
I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose. Shelby Foote
[ Incidentally Including Interesting Into Lot More Moved Poetry Prose Rhythms Sonnets Than Things Used Various Which Write Writing]
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]
Writing is the continuation of politics by other means. Philippe Sollers
[ Continuation Means Other Politics 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]
At the moment, I'm toying with a new idea for a book, but fully engaged with writing screenplays, so the book idea - which needs empty space in my head - is barely formed yet. Rose Tremain
[ Barely Book Empty Engaged Formed Fully Head Idea Moment Needs New Screenplays Space Which Writing Yet]
David Mamet was great to work with. He was everything that I thought he would be as a director. He's incredibly articulate, an easy collaborator. Extraordinarily knowledgeable about film and writing. Chiwetel Ejiofor
[ Articulate Collaborator David Director Easy Everything Extraordinarily Film Great Incredibly Knowledgeable Thought Work Would Writing]
Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people. Katherine Mansfield
[ Impersonate Lives Many Satisfaction Small Sorts Try Very Would Writing]
Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale. Piers Anthony
[ Because Before Chances Did Does Eight First Gives Improve Keep Making Market More Only Practice Sale Score Skill Writing Years]
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]
He was certainly in a confused state. I used to go and visit him in Callan Park. They were really - to me they were the best poets those two writing in those days but it wasn't very encouraging because, well, they weren't getting far were they? Robert Adamson
[ Because Best Certainly Confused Days Encouraging Far Getting Go Him Park Poets Really State Those Two Used Very Visit Well Were Weren Writing]
I love the art form of songwriting. I get to carry a lot of vibes to a lot of people. My songs are all about the human condition, and people will be able to find themselves in my songs. Glenn Hughes
[ Able Art Carry Condition Find Form Get Human Lot Love Songs Songwriting Themselves Vibes Will]
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]
For me, writing is a love-hate relationship. Larry Wall
[ Love-Hate Relationship Writing]
Each song has its own secret that's different from another song, and each has its own life. Sometimes it has to be teased out, whereas other times it might come fast. There are no laws about songwriting or producing. It depends on what you're doing, not just who you're doing. Mark Knopfler
[ Another Come Depends Different Doing Each Fast Just Laws Life Might Other Out Own Producing Secret Sometimes Song Songwriting Teased Times Whereas]
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]
I honestly feel like we never had a bad episode by TV standards. Every week I felt there were so many strong components of the show, especially the writing. Donal Logue
[ Bad Components Episode Especially Every Feel Felt Had Honestly Many Never Show Standards Strong Tv Week Were Writing]
Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life. Eudora Welty
[ Cause Discovering Effect Experience Happenings Life Novel Own Sequence Story Stumbling Upon Way Writer Writing]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you're in love. Ray Bradbury
[ Easy Get Idea Love Resist Says Someone Something Writing]
I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I'm writing. Wally Lamb
[ Because Become Character First-Person First-Person Write Writing]
And I look forward to the time when I can become more indulgent with my songwriting. But this band is a family, and it's a process that we have to grow with together. Stone Gossard
[ Band Become Family Forward Grow Indulgent Look More Process Songwriting Time Together]
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]
What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that. Nicholas Sparks
[ Challenge Change Few Happy More Novel Plans Read Than Will Writing]
I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work for the Sierra Club in '52, walked the plank there in '69, founded Friends of the Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that. David R. Brower
[ After Club Conservation Earth Founded Friends Hand Kept League Plank Sierra Sort Voters Walked Went Work Writing]
I have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community. Anita Diament
[ Community Jewish Record Track Writing]
In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game. Anita Brookner
[ Any Around Busy Case Contention Every Game Hare Hares Life Look Market Read Real Time Too Tortoise Winning Wins Writing]
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space. Joyce Carol Oates
[ Because Behind Car Doing Driving Housework Locate Matter Silence Space Still Walking Wall Writer Writing Yourself]
When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers. Tom Glazer
[ Am Career Catch Come Composing Few Head Into Phrase Pop Separate Seriously Singers Sometimes Songs Used Will Write Writing Years]
Writing good ads is easy when you have something to say. Roy H. Williams
[ Ads Easy Good Say Something Writing]
The songwriting has never really stepped forward from the '50's. Brian Setzer
[ Forward Never Really Songwriting Stepped]
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]
Universal literacy was a 20th-century goal. Before then, reading and writing were skills largely confined to a small, highly educated class of professional people. Hugh Mackay
[ Before Class Confined Educated Goal Highly Largely Literacy Professional Reading Skills Small Then Universal Were Writing]
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 found the writing arena to be much less competitive. Phil Hartman
[ Arena Competitive Found Less Much Writing]
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing. Henry James Sumner Maine
[ Ancient Art Codes Diffusion Discovery Doubtless Originally Suggested Were Writing]
Many days I don't write any code at all, and some days I spend all day writing code. Larry Wall
[ Any Code Day Days Many Some Spend Write Writing]
Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. Gene Fowler
[ Blank Blood Drops Easy Forehead Form Paper Sheet Sit Staring Until Writing Your]
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]
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]
If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that. Ursula K. Le Guin
[ Above Approve Commit Die Kids Marry Seriously Suicide Taken Want Writing Your]
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 use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work. Margaret Fuller
[ Criticism Periodical Sift Stamp Use Work Writing]
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon. E. L. Doctorow
[ Being Evoke Fact Feeling Good Rained Raining Reader Sensation Supposed Upon Writing]
Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. Georges Simenon
[ Profession Unhappiness Vocation Writing]
My first semester, I got a D in creative writing. Conrad Hall
[ Creative First Got Semester 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]
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]
Send it to someone who can publish it. And if they won't publish it, send it to someone else who can publish it! And keep sending it! Of course, if no one will publish it, at that point you might want to think about doing something other than writing. Robert B. Parker
[ Course Doing Else Keep Might Other Point Publish Send Sending Someone Something Than Think Want Will Won Writing]
The writer's duty is to keep on writing. William Styron
[ Duty Keep Writer Writing]
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]
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]
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]
For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me. Alison Bechdel
[ Drawing Processes Reason Separate Some Very 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]
I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I'm writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories. Eric Brown
[ Between Book Day Five Garden Long Lot Next Off Periods Projects Read Short Stories Story Take Think Thousand Three Words Working Write Writing]
It's much like writing a screenplay with someone else and that's how we view it, I think. Christopher Darden
[ Else How Much Screenplay Someone Think View Writing]
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]
The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way. Richard Harding Davis
[ Good New Old Say Secret Thing Way Writing]
I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too. Luc Ferrari
[ Enough Had Into Notes Other Piano Play Quickly Slid Too Wanted Write Writing]
I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black. Octavia Butler
[ Anything Being Black Did Difficult Experience Family Feeling Gave Members Personal Place Really Research Some Talked Time Very Where Writing]
Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations. Raymond Chandler
[ Anyway Critical Cut Destroys Dishonest Emotions Half Ideas Most Oblivion Power Sensations Short Terms Think Thinking Writing]
Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going. Orson Scott Card
[ Depending Going Hour Hours How Last Sessions Sixteen Writing]
One book at a time... though I'm usually doing the research for others while I'm writing, but that sort of research is fairly desultory and I like to stick to the book being written - and writing a book concentrates the mind so the research is more productive. Bernard Cornwell
[ Being Book Concentrates Doing Fairly Mind More Others Productive Research Sort Stick Though Time Usually While Writing Written]
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 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 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]
I think my mistakes were kind of common - leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing. But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days. Dick Schaap
[ Adjectives Clear Cliches Common Days How Kind Knew Leaning Least Mistakes Place Rarity Seems Spell These Think Vivid Were Which Writing]
I think 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]
To do the writing, I have to have time to do research. Jean-Jacques Annaud
[ Research Time Writing]
I'm always amazed by writers who tell me they plan everything at the beginning. I feel their writing days must be very bland. Rose Tremain
[ Always Amazed Beginning Bland Days Everything Feel Must Plan Tell Their Very Writers Writing]
A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits. Edith Sitwell
[ Better Employed Great Keeping Many Now Rabbits Reading Would 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]
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]
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]
Writing, when properly managed, (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation. Laurence Sterne
[ Conversation Different Managed May Mine Name Properly Sure Think Writing]
I was writing and I have three kids. I was occupying my time with them but it was difficult. Alison Moyet
[ Difficult Kids Occupying Them Three Time Writing]
Now I'm kind of established as a director, I much prefer directing to writing. Ang Lee
[ Directing Director Established Kind Much Now Prefer Writing]
I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing. Francis Quarles
[ Had Much Pleasure Reading Thee Wish Writing]
We collaborate on everything. I'm involved in the writing and pre-production. There's a whole bunch of people who keep in touch at every step about everything. Jay Roach
[ Bunch Collaborate Every Everything Involved Keep Pre-Production Step Touch Whole Writing]
I love songwriting. It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself. Michael Bolton
[ Express How Love Myself Second Singing Songwriting]
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information. Irvine Welsh
[ Arts Because Business Degrees Even Find First Get Information Learn Lot Necessity Other Research Sciences Should Skills Social Think Trying Writers Writing Young]
We like writing with each other; it's fun. Shawn Wayans
[ Each Fun Other Writing]
I'm more interested in writing than in performing. Frank McCourt
[ Interested More Performing Than Writing]
For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating. Suzy Bogguss
[ Chords Concept Intimidating Reason Some Swing Writing]
I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted... What I think is my natural ability - which is writing - I think I totally take that for granted. David Duchovny
[ Ability Actor Feel Granted Hard Natural Nurture Take Talent Think Totally Whatever Which Work Writing]
Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline. Peter Benchley
[ Discipline Drudgery Endure Love Most Order Solitude Sweat Time Writing]
I'm writing a film. With our access to these powerful media, we're going to take over, because it's really disgusting what is put out there now to be consumed. Lisa Bonet
[ Access Because Consumed Disgusting Film Going Media Now Our Out Over Powerful Put Really Take These Writing]
Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would. Suzanne Vega
[ Also Course Expect Issues Make Obliquely Personally Point Reflecting Society Someone Sometimes Topical Trying Way Would Write Writing]
The only joy I had was writing what was. That book was. It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that. But it is my story as I was then. Mary MacLane
[ Book Had Joy Longer Only Story Then Things Writing Wrote]
I 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]
When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle. There were no composers writing for the guitar, be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists. Andres Segovia
[ Began Circle Composers Guitar Guitarists Vicious Virtuoso Were Writing]
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]
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 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]
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]
The outstanding people realized that the job involved more than just writing a good strategic plan. It was also important that top management should understand the plan and be prepared to adopt it. David C. McClelland
[ Adopt Also Good Important Involved Job Just Management More Outstanding Plan Prepared Realized Should Strategic Than Top Understand Writing]
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair. Haruki Murakami
[ Despair Just Perfect Such Thing 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]
Rewriting is a large part of the whole job. And get rid of stuff that's not working. Just pare it down until it's a beautiful thing you can hand in, probably late, to your editor. Kurt Loder
[ Beautiful Down Editor Get Hand Job Just Large Late Part Probably Rewriting Rid Stuff Thing Until Whole Working Your]
And eventually as I kept writing it, something emerged that was not quite me but a version of me. Larry David
[ Emerged Eventually Kept Quite Something Version Writing]
Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it - the information just disappears out of my head. Alice Hoffman
[ Book Disappears Every Everything Finish Forget Head Information Just Learned Out Time Writing]
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]
Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career. Jack Prelutsky
[ Blessed Career Children Consider Delightful Frankly Fun Myself Old Plain Poetry Such 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]