— Philip Pullman If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
–Stephen King The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
— Joseph Heller What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when (s)he’s staring out of the window.
— Burton Rascoe The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.
— Vita Sackville-West Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.
— James Michener Writing, I think, is not apart from living. — Catherine Drinker Bowen Every writer I know has trouble writing.“ Us teenagers are at the perfect crossroads of childish naivete and adult realism -- we still believe that problems can be solved, and now we also have the tools and knowledge to solve them Adora Svitak “ Being a teen can be tough.Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you.–Eudora Welty There are three rules for writing the novel. –Somerset Maugham I felt like you can write forever, but you have a short time to raise a family.And I think a family is a lot more important than writing.~ Ancient Persian Saying If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.~ Cavett Robert It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.– Ken Kesey Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human condition.– Graham Greene Any man who keeps working is not a failure.For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone.That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.