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A Few Famous Quotes on Writing

Here are a few famously charming quotes on writing. Enjoy! 

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.  ~Benjamin Franklin

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.  ~John Jakes 

Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re hat inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.  ~Mark Twain

We do not need to proselytize either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.   ~Mahatma Gandhi

A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact.  ~Marcus Garvey



Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.  ~E. L. Doctorow

Writing is thinking on paper.  ~William Zinsser

Don’t get it right, just get it written.  ~James Thurber

I don’t like to write, but I love to have written.  ~Michael Kanin  

Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.  ~Nadine Gordimer


Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow…   ~Lawrence Clark Powell  

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whether or not you write well, write bravely.  ~Bill Stout woman

I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.  ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh  

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.  ~Napoleon Hill

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.  ~Anais Nin

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.  ~Steven Wright

You fail only if you stop writing.  ~Ray Bradbury