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Quote Left Draw a crazy picture,Write a nutty poem,Sing a mumble-gumble song,Whistle through your comb.Do a loony-goony dance'Cross the kitchen floor,Put something silly in the worldThat ain't been there before. Quote Right
by Shel Silverstein | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The highest praise we can attribute to any writer, painter, sculptor, builder, is, that he actually possessed the thought or feeling with whic... Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I did not believe political directives could be successfully applied to creative writing . . . not to poetry or fiction, which to be valid had to express as truthfully as possible the individual emotions and reactions of the writer. Quote Right
by Langston Hughes | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. Quote Right
by Sandra Cisneros | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Kerouac and I are not real at all. The only thing about a writer is that he has written, and not his so-called life. ' And we (will) all die and the stars will go out, one after another .' Quote Right
by William S Burroughs | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Initially, I didn't start out to be a member of a band. I wanted to make films, write plays, books. When I found myself in a band, I wanted to bring some of these ideas into it. We never did much with it, though. Quote Right
by Jim Morrison | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write. Quote Right
by Sir Philip Sidney | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A writer needs loneliness, and he gets his share of it. He needs love, and he gets shared and also unshared love. He needs friendship. In fact, he needs the universe. To be a writer is, in a sense, to be a day-dreamer - to be living a kind of double life. Quote Right
by Jorge Luis Borges | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time. Quote Right
by Howard Nemerov | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I smiled, I waited, I was circumspect; O never, never, never write that I missed life or loving. Quote Right
by Hilda Doolittle | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left An Eastern poet, Ali Ben Abu Taleb, writes with sad truth, He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future. Quote Right
by Jorge Luis Borges | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A pathological business, writing, don't you think? Just look what a writer actually does: all that unnatural tense squatting and hunching, all those rituals: pathological! Quote Right
by Hans Magnus Enzensberger | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If they give you lined paper, write the other way. Quote Right
by William Carlos (WCW) Williams | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it. Quote Right
by Jesse Stuart | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Readers of the twenty-first chapter must decide for themselves whether it enhances the book they presumably know or is really a discardable limb. I meant the book to end in this way, but my aesthetic judgement may have been faulty. Writers are rarely their own best critics, nor are critics. 'Quod scripsi scripsi' said Pontius Pilate when he made Jesus Christ the King of the Jews. 'What I have written I have Written.' We can destroy what we have written but we cannot unwrite it. I leave what I wrote with what Dr. Johnson called frigid indifference to the judgement of that .00000001 of the American population which cares about such things. Eat this sweetish segment or spit it out. You are free. Quote Right
by Anthony Burgess | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society. Quote Right
by Octavio Paz | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it. Quote Right
by Omar Khayyam | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time. Quote Right
by Sir Walter Raleigh | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left On the day when a young writer corrects his first proof-sheet he is as proud as a schoolboy who has just got his first dose of pox. Quote Right
by Charles Baudelaire | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It is worth remembering that every writer begins with a naively physical notion of what art is. A book for him or her is not an expression or a series of expressions, but literally a volume, a prism with six rectangular sides made of thin sheets of papers which should include a cover, an inside cover, an epigraph in italics, a preface, nine or ten parts with some verses at the beginning, a table of contents, an ex libris with an hourglass and a Latin phrase, a brief list of errata, some blank pages, a colophon and a publication notice: objects that are known to constitute the art of writing. Quote Right
by Jorge Luis Borges | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Mysticism has been in the past and probably ever will be one of the great powers of the world and it is bad scholarship to pretend the contrary. You may argue against it but you should no more treat it with disrespect than a perfectly cultivated writer would treat (say) the Catholic Church or the Church of Luther no matter how much he disliked them. Quote Right
by William Butler Yeats | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Despots play their part in the works of thinkers. Fettered words are terrible words. The writer doubles and trebles the power of his writing when a ruler imposes silence on the people. Something emerges from that enforced silence, a mysterious fullness which filters through and becomes steely in the thought. Repression in history leads to conciseness in the historian, and the rocklike hardness of much celebrated prose is due to the tempering of the tyrant. Quote Right
by Victor Hugo | ...go to quote |
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