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Quotes for: writing

Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.
Jean Cocteau / 

Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame / 

The function of a writer is to call a spade a spade. If words are sick, it is up to us to cure them.
Jean-Paul Sartre / 

He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray

If anyone can be considered the greatest writer who ever lived, it is Shakespeare.
Isaac Asimov

Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
Jean Cocteau / 

Writing is hard work. The fact that I love doing it doesn't make it less hard work.
Isaac Asimov

Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
André Breton

Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.
Henry David Thoreau

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
Virginia Woolf

Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
Virginia Woolf

The desire to write grows with writing.
Desiderius Erasmus / 

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
Ernest Hemingway

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
Ernest Hemingway

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
Ernest Hemingway

It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Ernest Hemingway

A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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