Writing From Famous Authors Quotes

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 b

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything.
Philip K. Dick
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
Toni Morrison
Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.
Mark Twain
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.
E. L. Doctorow
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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
Samuel Johnson
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
Truman Capote
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.
Mark Twain
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
Mark Twain
Writers are always selling somebody out.
Joan Didion
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
Willa Cather
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Ernest Hemingway
There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.
Robert Graves
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
Herman Melville
Read, read read. Read everything.
William Faulkner

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