20 Quotes on Writing





Here are some amazing quotes on the art of “writing”.


  • “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

Benjamin Franklin


  • “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

Anaïs Nin


  • “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”

Stephen King


  • “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”

E.L. Doctorow


  • “If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.”

Chinua Achebe


  • “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

Louis L’Amour


  • “There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.”

— Doris Lessing


  • “When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.”

— Margaret Laurence


  • “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

Stephen King


  • “The first draft of anything is shit.”

Ernest Hemingway


  • “You can make anything by writing.”

C.S. Lewis


  • “Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.”

Howard Nemerov


  • “I write to discover what I know.”

Flannery O’Connor


  • “We write in response to what we read and learn; and in the end we write out of our deepest selves.”

Andrea Barrett


  • “As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”

Ernest Hemingway


  • “Writers live twice.”

Natalie Goldberg


  • “Easy reading is damn hard writing.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne


  • “Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.”

Hermann Hesse


  • “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”

William Faulkner


  • “Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.”

Jules Renard







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