Quotes,  Writing

Quotes On Writing

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
• Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
• Maya Angelou


“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
• Ernest Hemingway


“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
• Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own


“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
• Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain


“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
• Saul Bellow


  • Anna

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful quotes from brilliant writers. I love reading that is why I have so much respect for writers.

  • Alex

    I agree with all of it but number 2 is special to me as it shows that each of us has a story and the more rich or painful it is the more deep it is in writing. Everyone can relate to this either you do it for a hobby or a job.

  • Rae

    Love the quotes. It gives me lots of inspiration to write and continue my work. Thanks for sharing the lovely quotes!

  • Wilson Jake

    Lovely quotes, this are great ones that needs to be careful kept safe. Thanks for sharing man, so much appreciated

  • Prince

    I use to say something, a problem talked out is a problem ready to be solved. The agony of holding it all in is more painful

  • Danielle M

    I love the Ernest Heminway quote, it’s exactly the way how many writers and artists feel regarding the job they do. They leave a part of themselves in their artistic creations.

  • esgyll

    These quotes all speak to me on a deeply personal level. I feel at a loss whenever I can’t put down anything I wanted to, and it doesn’t feel right.

  • Maury Cheskes

    Great various perspectives. Writing really does let your mind go free. I love the first quote because finding the beauty in every essence of life is a great way to strengthen your moral drive and your determination.

  • Chiz

    These quotes are deep. I agree that all writings are good! They are beautiful regardless of the genre or how the author plots it. It is real as the saying goes “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” and so as to readers.

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