The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.
The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs.
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
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