There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.
There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true.
I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit.
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use.
At the typewriter you find out who you are.
A typewriter is a means of transcribing thought, not expressing it.
I had an old typewriter and a big idea.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
My boyfriend got me a computer three years ago. I'll admit it does make things a lot easier. When I was working on a typewriter and I whited out a line, often I would choose a word to go in the space just because it fit. Now I don't have to do that.
When a reporter sits down at the typewriter, he’s nobody’s friend.
Sometimes I think my writing sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running.
People on the outside think there's something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn't like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that's all there is to it.
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
I am aware that a computer can’t create a poem, but neither can a typewriter.
And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
I rail against writers who talk about the loneliness of it all — what do they want, a crowd looking over their typewriters? Or those who talk about having to stare at a blank page — do they want someone to write on it?
Here is a pen and here is a pencil, here's a typewriter, here's a stencil, here's a list of today's appointments, and all the flies in all the ointments, the daily woes that a man endures -- take them, George, they're yours!
I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood.
The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
Well, when I was 13, for my bar mitzvah I received my first typewriter. And that was special.
For your information, a good novel can change the world. Keep that in mind before you attempt to sit down at a typewriter. Never waste time on something you don't believe in yourself.
A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It's a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys.
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