Quotes In WritingKeep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it's so hurtful to think about writing.
You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long.
There is a marvelous peace in not publishing. ... It\'s peaceful. Still. Publishing is a terrible invasion of my privacy. I like to write. I live to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure. ... I don\'t necessarily intend to publish posthumously, but I do like to write for myself. ... I pay for this kind of attitude. I\'m known as a strange, aloof kind of man. But all I\'m doing is trying to protect myself and my work.
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn't behave that way you would never do anything.
Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize.
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