Art Of Writing Quotes

Art Of Writing Quotes by Gustave Flaubert, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, George Henry Lewes, Virginia Woolf, Ray Bradbury, Henry James Sumner Maine and many others.

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you b

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Gustave Flaubert
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The art of writing is not, as many seem to imagine, the art of bringing fine phrases into rhythmical order, but the art of placing before the reader intelligible symbols of the thoughts and feelings in the writer’s mind.
George Henry Lewes
The art of writing has for backbone some fierce attachment to an idea.
Virginia Woolf
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Ray Bradbury
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
Henry James Sumner Maine
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
Translation is entirely mysterious. Increasingly I have felt that the art of writing is itself translating, or more like translating than it is like anything else
Ursula K. Le Guin
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
Isadora Duncan
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Clarence Day
Achilles exists only through Homer . Take away the art of writing from this world , and you will probably take away its glory .
François-René de Chateaubriand
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
Truman Capote
Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.
John Updike
Whatever may be our natural talents, the art of writing is not acquired all at once.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it – whole-heartedly – and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.
Arthur Quiller-Couch
The art of writing, like the art of love, runs all the way from a kind of routine hard to distinguish from piling bricks to a kind of frenzy closely related to delirium tremens.
H. L. Mencken
Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.
Stephen King
An exquisite invention this, Worthy of Love’s most honeyed kiss,– This art of writing billet-doux– In buds, and odors, and bright hues! In saying all one feels and thinks In clever daffodils and pinks; In puns of tulips; and in phrases, Charming for their truth, of daisies.
Leigh Hunt
Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.
Ray Bradbury
I definitely have loads of respect for writers and the art of writing.
Molly Shannon
Programming is the art of writing essays in crystal clear prose and making them executable
Per Brinch Hansen
The art of writing books is not yet invented. But it is at the point of being invented. Fragments of this nature are literary seeds. There may be many an infertile grain among them: nevertheless, if only some come up!
Novalis
The art of writing is mysterious, the opinions we hold are ephemeral.
Jorge Luis Borges
There is an art of reading, an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Isaac D’Israeli
I can’t write five words but that I change seven.
Dorothy Parker
The art of writing fiction is to sail as dangerously close to the truth as possible without sinking the ship
Kinky Friedman
To speak technically photography is the art of writing with light. But if I want to think about it more philosophically , I can say that photography is the art of writing with time.
Gerardo Suter
The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.
Mary Heaton Vorse
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
Cyril Connolly
The great art of writing is the art of making people real to themselves with words.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The art of writing is to explain the complications of the human soul with the simplicity that can be universally understood.
Alan Sillitoe
The great art of writing is knowing when to stop.
Josh Billings