Most so-called writers keep writing and writing with the hope to, some day, find something to say.
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
If the truth is there, bad writing won’t hurt it!
- Alfred Adler
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
- Karl Marx
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
She looked at her hand: Just some hand, holding a cheap pen. Some girls’ hand. She had nothing to do with that hand. Let that hand do whatever it wanted to.
- Cynthia Voigt
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
- Ernest Hemingway
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
- Karl Marx
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
The writer must be playful and serious at the same time.
- W. Somerset Maugham
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