Great Things Writers Have Said
Another collection of wisdom on writing by writers. I add quotes over time, so revisit this page for more writing quotes.
“And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things — childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves — that go on slipping, like sand, through our fingers. ~Salman Rushdie
“The first and perhaps the most important requirement for a successful writing performance — and writing is a performance, like singing an aria or dancing a jig — is to understand the nature of the occasion.” ~Stephen Greenblatt
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“I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.” ~Cormac McCarthy
Writing is rewriting. Even after you’ve gotten an agent and an editor, you’ll have to rewrite. If you fall in love with the vision you want of your work and not your words, the writing will become easier.” ~Nora DeLoach
“Most good writing is clear, vigorous, honest, alive, sensuous, appropriate, unsentimental, rhythmic, without pretension, fresh, metaphorical, evocative in sound, economical, authoritative, surprising, memorable, and light.” ~Ken Macrorie
Love this post! Thanks for sharing. It’s nice to be reminded that I am not alone in my sentiments—writers before, and writers after me will mark their lives by words. And that’s a lovely thought.