Favorite Quotations ~† Writing & Writers, 11 Garden of Thoughts: My Affirmation Journal

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing." ~ Kingsley Amis

I want to write but more than that I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart. ~ Anne Frank

Writing is an act of cherishing... It is an act of love. ~ Julia Cameron

Writng books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. ~ Norman Mailer

A good writer always works at the impossible.There is another kind who pulls in his horizons, drops his mind as one lowers rifle sights. ~ John Steinbeck, Writers at Work

Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~ Anton Chekhov

I have never written a book that didnít teach me far more than it taught my reader. ~ Isaac Asimov, It's Been a Good Life

I heard an angel speak last night/And he said, "Write!" ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Nothing like bereavement to keep the heart porous. It's hardness of the heart that can close down a writer. ~ Bono, USA Today, 11/19/04

A story is not only meaning, it's music as well. ~ Aharon Appelfeld

What is the ultimate impulse to write? Because all this is going to vanish. ~ James Salter

Using adverbs is a mortal sin. ~ Elmore Leonard

Writing is a strong easement for perplexity. My life is a map, spread out with all the rivers and hills showing. ~ Emily Carr

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