Favorite Quotations ~  Writing & Writers, 14 Resilient Writer

"Writing is a struggle against silence." ~ Carlos Fuentes

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Write: write letters. Keep journals. Besides your children, there is no surer way of achieving immortality. ~ Ken Burns

The books I'm writing are houses that I build for myself.~ Etel Adnan

When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence. ~ Gao Xingjian

One reason writers write is out of revenge. ~ Cynthia Ozick

It has long been a theory of mine and I am known, if I do say so, for my long theories that authors, generally speaking, are rotten letter writers. ~ Cleveland Amory

Be bold, and try not to fall in love with your faults. Don't be so afraid of giving yourself away, either, for if yo write, you must. And if you can't face that, better not write. ~ Katherine Anne Porter

Write, write, write—till your fingers break. ~ Anton Chekhov

There is no such thing as a secure writer: every novel is an impossible mountain. ~ John le Carre, Writer's Mentor

A writer is working when he's staring out of the window. ~ Burton Rascoe

The more you read, the more you will write. The better the stuff you read, the better the stuff you will write. ~ Annie Dillard

As far back as I remember, long before I could write, I had played at making stories. But not until I was seven or more, did I begin to pray every night, "O God, let me write books! Please, God, let me write books!” ~ Ellen Glasgow

Writing is not the kind of subject that is separate from one's life. The textbook for writing is living. ~ Michael Martone

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~ Ray Bradbury

One ought to write only when one leaves a piece of one’s flesh in the inkpot each time one dips one’s pen. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Just start scribbling. The first draft is never your last draft. Nothing you write is by accident. ~ Guy Garvey

Start to work on the novel you've been dreaming of writing. Base the heroine on yourself and name her after your mother. ~ Shari Grenier, The Proverbs Principle

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