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A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. (Quote by - Virginia Woolf)

Words and sentences are subjects of revision; paragraphs and whole compositions are subjects of prevision. (Quote by - Barrett Wendell)

Writing has power, but its power has no vector. Writers can stir the mind, but they can't direct it. Time changes things, God changes things, the dictators change things, but writers can't change anything. (Quote by - Isaac Bashevis Singer)

Our society, like decadent Rome, has turned into an amusement society, with writers chief among the court jesters, not so much above the clatter as part of it. (Quote by - Saul Bellow)

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelette and the intolerable, so with autobiography. (Quote by - Hilaire Belloc)

There is but one art, to omit. (Quote by - Robert Louis Stevenson)

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. (Quote by - Isaac Asimov)

As for style of writing, if one has anything to say, it drops from him simply and directly, as a stone falls to the ground. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Many a fervid man writes books as cold and flat as graveyard stones. (Quote by - Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

Journalism allows it's readers to witness history. Fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it. (Quote by - John Hersey)

To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art. (Quote by - Albert Camus)

Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. (Quote by - Georges Simenon)

We are as much informed of a writer's genius by what he selects as by what he originates. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word. (Quote by - Catherine Drinker Bowen)

I have this feeling of wending my way or plundering through a mysterious jungle of possibilities when I am writing. This jungle has not been explored by previous writers. It never will be explored. It's endlessly varying as we progress through the experience of time. These words that occur to me come out of my relation to the language which is developing even as I am using it. (Quote by - William Stafford)

When you're a writer, you no longer see things with the freshness of the normal person. There are always two figures that work inside you, and if you are at all intelligent you realize that you have lost something. But I think there has always been this dichotomy in a real writer. He wants to be terribly human, and he responds emotionally, but at the same time there's this cold observer who cannot cry. (Quote by - Brian Moore)

There is nothing more dangerous to the formation of a prose style than the endeavour to make it poetic. (Quote by - J. Middleton Murry)

I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850. (Quote by - Henry Kissinger)

The editorial job has become, unlike the ancient age when one judged what one read, a job of making judgements on outlines, ideas, reputations, previous books, scenarios, treatments, talk and promises. (Quote by - Sam Vaughan)

When the style is fully formed, if it has a sweet undersong, we call it beautiful, and the writer may do what he likes in words or syntax. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes)

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable. (Quote by - Raymond Chandler)

It has been said that writing comes more easily if you have something to say. (Quote by - Sholem Asch)

Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. (Quote by - Lillian Hellman)

I have cultivated my hysteria with joy and terror. (Quote by - Charles Baudelaire)


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