Quotes on Writing

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.  ~Anton Chekhov

This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard. ~Neil Gaiman

Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.  ~Jules Renard

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. ~Paul Valery

How do I know what I think until I see what I say? ~E. M. Forster

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ~Rumi

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.  ~André Gide

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. ~Anais Nin

I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it. ~J.K. Rowling

Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell. ~Charles de Lint

The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Just another writeher who revels in the magic of words and the simple things of life. I want to just be and discover the secret of the stars, catch floating clouds, feel raindrops fall, watch distant lights, learn to soar and touch your soul...


  1. July 12, 2016

    Thank you! Love them quotes! 🙂

    • August 8, 2017

      I know… love them quotes on writing. Resonates.

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