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The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.
Richard Harding Davis
The handwriting on the wall may be a forgery.
Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote.
H. C. Bunner
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Television has raised writing to a new low.
In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty.
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography.
It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.
If you can't turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn't be in the ad writing business at all.
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.
Samuel McChord Crothers
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
E. L. Doctorow
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
James A. Michener
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
Every writer I know has trouble writing.
Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
Adlai E. Stevenson
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham
Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.
My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines.
It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read.
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