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After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.

Tags: After, Decided  ✍ Author: George Ade

I couldn't imagine having to write a paper and have to think about what song I am going to sing.

Tags: Sing, Song  ✍ Author: Naima Adedapo

I can't write another breakup record. That would be a real cliche.

Tags: Another, Real  ✍ Author: Adele

I can write with authority only about what I know well, which means that I end up using surface details of my own life in my fiction.

Tags: End, Life  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I write from real life. I am an unrepentant eavesdropper and a collector of stories. I record bits of overheard dialogue.

Tags: Life, Real  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americans think African writers will write about the exotic, about wildlife, poverty, maybe AIDS. They come to Africa and African books with certain expectations.

Tags: Books, Poverty  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at.

Tags: Book, Wanted  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

Decide where and when you want to write. I like space, and silence is an inspiration to me.

Tags: Silence, Space  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

I write human stories. I write about people. Not as a product of their environment. But from the stance that everybody is made of the same thing.

Tags: Everybody, Human  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

I actually have a young readers' series that I wanna do, kind of in the same lane as a Harry Potter or Narnia or Twilight. I want to write stuff like that.

Tags: Actually, Young  ✍ Author: Jhene Aiko

No matter what you write or choreograph, you feel it's not enough.

Tags: Enough, Matter  ✍ Author: Alvin Ailey

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.

Tags: Knowledge, Speak  ✍ Author: John Adams

I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.

Tags: Politics, Woman  ✍ Author: John Adams

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.

Tags: Brain, Heart  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.

Tags: After, Heart  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.

Tags: Die, Reason  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.

Tags: Cannot, Ill  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

Tags: Time, Writing  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Tags: History, Intend  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.

Tags: History, Past  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I write my lyrics into the computer and I hum my music into the dictaphone.

Tags: Computer, Music  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember.

Tags: Ashamed, Remember  ✍ Author: Burt Bacharach

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.

Tags: Moment, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.

Tags: Men, Others  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.

Tags: Good, Reason  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot
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I write across genres so I see them, more often, as complementary instead of separated by boundaries.

Tags: Boundaries, Often  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter.

Tags: Rather, Writer  ✍ Author: Paul Bailey

Many good poets are really essayists who write very short essays.

Tags: Good, Short  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

I write about it in the book and, you know, explain that. But that was the technicality that actually got my sentence reduced - that Alan Dershowitz used to have my sentence - it came down eventually to eight years.

Tags: Book, Used  ✍ Author: Jim Bakker

I'm driven to go out and find new things to write about.

Tags: Driven  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

But if I worried too much about publishers' expectations, I'd probably paralyze myself and not be able to write anything.

Tags: Able, Worried  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

Some people take 10 years to write a book and some can do one in under a year.

Tags: Book, Year  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.

Tags: Fool, Real  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art.

Tags: Art, Refuse  ✍ Author: Balthus

I just come up with the stories and write them as well as I can. There's not really a great deal of strokey-beard thinking going on.

Tags: Great, Thinking  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

There is a quite a lot of effort involved but I find action sequences some of the quickest to write and the most fun.

Tags: Effort, Fun  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I love the paranormal, because there, every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination.

Tags: Become, Love  ✍ Author: Leslie Banks

And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.

Tags: Desire, Reading  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care.

Tags: Care, Love  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

Love is the answer to everything. It's the only reason to do anything. If you don't write stories you love, you'll never make it. If you don't write stories that other people love, you'll never make it.

Tags: Love, Reason  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

I don't tell anyone how to write and no one tells me.

Tags: Anyone, Tell  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.

Tags: Love, Morning  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'

Tags: Power, Whether  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.

Tags: Mad, Mind  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Now I can't wait to write my next play.

Tags: Next, Wait  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

I used to draw and illustrate, but I don't do that anymore because I just like to write. I like to leave the illustrations to actual professional illustrators.

Tags: Leave, Used  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

Screenwriting is a much more collaborative effort. When you write a novel, it's just you, with input from your editor.

Tags: Effort, Novel  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

Even though I loved to write, I never liked English lit. class very much. I think it ruins books when you dissect them too much. I liked my art classes best.

Tags: Art, Best  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

You have to first be a writer and somebody who loves to write. If I couldn't travel, I would still write.

Tags: Somebody, Travel  ✍ Author: James Cagney

I'm always shy and timid when I write in front of people.

Tags: Front, Shy  ✍ Author: Colbie Caillat

When I turned 19 I kinda realized that I needed to write my own songs instead of singing songs written by other people.

Tags: Singing, Songs  ✍ Author: Colbie Caillat

Writing is my therapy. My feelings build up inside of me and then I sit down and write a song.

Tags: Feelings, Writing  ✍ Author: Colbie Caillat

Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.

Tags: Comedy, Writing  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write.

Tags: Difficult, Life  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

From Caesar's legions to the Napoleonic wars. From the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the industrial revolution to the defeat of nazism. We have helped to write European history, and Europe has helped write ours.

Tags: History, Revolution  ✍ Author: David Cameron

I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.

Tags: Band, Drummer  ✍ Author: Matt Cameron

I don't want to write, I'd rather draw.

Tags: Draw, Rather  ✍ Author: Eddie Campbell

They asked me to write it and zoomed me over there to do it. But they ended up sacking me.

Tags: Asked, Ended  ✍ Author: Eddie Campbell

An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin? For I'm sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin.

Tags: Sure, Wish  ✍ Author: Thomas Campbell

Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.

Tags: Clearly, Readers  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.

Tags: Heard, Life  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics.

Tags: Point, Song  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

No one in the whole movie ever asks anyone, Did you write this letter' Part of the reason is that no one wants to hear that it isn't for them. As soon as they read it, they want it to be theirs.

Tags: Reason, Whole  ✍ Author: Kate Capshaw

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.

Tags: Great, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!

Tags: Read, Takes  ✍ Author: Lewis Carroll

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.

Tags: Speak, Truth  ✍ Author: Lewis Carroll

It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.

Tags: Woman, Young  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.

 ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.

Tags: Desire, Themselves  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

It took me 40 years to write my first book.

Tags: Book, Took  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I don't write that much horror. People tell me my books are scary, but they're not really; I don't go there.

Tags: Books, Tell  ✍ Author: Luciano De Crescenzo

To write is a humiliation.

 ✍ Author: Edward Dahlberg

Well, there are three different processes of making a film, of course. They're sort of re-written three times. You write it to start with, and then you shoot it and you re-write it while shooting and you sort of re-write it as you edit.

Tags: Making, Start  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert.

Tags: Passion, Writing  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

I had always been interested in screenwriting, ever since I could write things down as a child. Obviously, I started as an actor, professionally, but screenwriting was always something that I had a great interest in.

Tags: Child, Great  ✍ Author: John Francis Daley

I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.

Tags: Discipline, Writing  ✍ Author: John Dalton

I cannot listen to Beethoven or Mahler or Chopin or Bach when I write because those composers require you stop what you are doing and listen.

Tags: Cannot, Stop  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

Your senses are reeling all the time. Finally you find something to write and the very next day you go out and see something else which totally contradicts what you've written and every conclusion you've come to.

Tags: Else, Time  ✍ Author: Charles Dance

The best songs I write in 20 minutes.

Tags: Best, Songs  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later.

Tags: Song, Words  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything.

Tags: Books, Memory  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

Write about society as news and treat it like sociology.

Tags: Society, Treat  ✍ Author: Clifton Daniel

Finding a writer who can write decent kids' dialog and finding kids that can act realistically and not 'cute' is an effort.

Tags: Effort, Kids  ✍ Author: Joe Dante

But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody, you have to write words and not be redundant and make some semblance of a story.

Tags: Song, Words  ✍ Author: Glenn Danzig

Sometimes I feel as if I am read before I write. When I write a poem about my mother, Palestinians think my mother is a symbol for Palestine. But I write as a poet, and my mother is my mother. She's not a symbol.

Tags: Mother, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Darwish

Down the road a bit, I would like to write a couple of stand-alone adult novels, especially in the horror genre. I've got lots of things up my sleeve.

Tags: Bit, Road  ✍ Author: James Dashner

To practice - write each and every day if possible - then try to attend professional writer's conferences where you can learn your craft, get to know fellow writers, and meet editors and agents.

Tags: Learn, Try  ✍ Author: James Dashner

For me, you have to not have a formula. You have to not even sit down and say, 'I want to write right now.' It has to just kind of come out. It's not something you can plan.

Tags: Plan, Sit  ✍ Author: Chris Daughtry

You write about what you know.

 ✍ Author: Larry David

I'm one of the idiots that negotiates after I write.

Tags: After, Idiots  ✍ Author: Larry David

I don't write shows with dialogue where actors have to memorize dialogue. I write the scenes where we know everything that's going to happen. There's an outline of about seven or eight pages, and then we improvise it.

Tags: Happen, Shows  ✍ Author: Larry David

I always do like to write love stories, even if they end tragically.

Tags: End, Love  ✍ Author: Andrew Davies

I don't like people telling me what to do, or trying to MAKE me write songs.

Tags: Songs, Trying  ✍ Author: Dave Davies

The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.

Tags: Difficult, Himself  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

I don't listen to what people say about me and I don't read what they write about me. People can compare me to anyone they want to, but I'm not going to worry about it.

Tags: Read, Worry  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

It's amazing, if you know what you want to say, how fast it is to write.

Tags: Amazing, Fast  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

You just don't wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs.

Tags: Decide, Songs  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

What I'm doing is basically the same as Bob Dylan did with folk songs and Woody Guthrie songs, the same as folk music's always done. I'm not going to sing about ploughing, but I'll write a song that sounds like it should be about ploughing.

Tags: Done, Music  ✍ Author: Justin Townes Earle

Poetry is the hardest thing that there is. It fascinates me, so I want to write more of it.

Tags: Hardest, Poetry  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

You can't write if you don't read.

Tags: Read  ✍ Author: Steve Earle