Writing From Famous Authors Quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton, Philip K. Dick, Toni Morrison, Mark Twain, E. L. Doctorow, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many others.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything.
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Begin with an individual, and before you know it you find that you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find that you have created – nothing.
The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
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.
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
Writers are always selling somebody out.
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
Read, read read. Read everything.