Writing Quotes

I write for the same reason I breathe … because if I didn’t, I would die. ― Isaac Asimov

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. ― Isaac Asimov

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. ― Isaac Asimov

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. -Emily Dickinson

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself -Truman Capote

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make. -Truman Capote

When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize. -Madeline L’Engle

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. -Madeleine L’Engle

As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader -Nicholas Meyer

If I fall asleep with a pen in my hands, don’t remove it – I might be writing in my dreams. -Terri Guillemets