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[IMAGES] 14 Funny (And Inspiring) Quotes About Writing

A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.

– Baltasar Gracián

Baltasar Gracián - quote about writing - A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.

It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.

– C.J. Cherryh

C.J. Cherryh - quote about writing - It is perfectly okay to write garbage - as long as you edit brilliantly.

It takes an awful lot of time to not write a book.

– Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams - quote about writing - It takes an awful lot of time to not write a book.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

– Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams - quote about writing - I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down.

– Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna Millay - quote about writing - A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down.

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

– Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard - quote about writing - I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

– Gene Fowler

Gene Fowler - quote about writing - Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

I’m not a very good writer… but I’m an excellent rewriter.

– James Michener

James Michener - quote about writing - I'm not a very good writer... but I'm an excellent rewriter.

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.

– Robert Benchley

Robert Benchley - quote about writing - It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time… unlike, say, a brain surgeon.

– Robert Cormier

Robert Cormier - quote about writing - The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time... unlike, say, a brain surgeon.

No author dislikes to be edited a much as he dislikes not to be published.

– Russell Lynes

Russell Lynes - quote about writing - No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.

– Stephen King

Stephen King - quote about writing - The road to hell is paved with adverbs.

Other than the physical act of putting pen to paper, I can’t think of another more important job duty of the writer than to stare wistfully out a window.

– Terri Guillemets

Terri Guillemets - quote about writing - Other than the physical act of putting pen to paper, I can't think of another more important job duty of the writer than to stare wistfully out a window.

 

Being an author is being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

– Terri Guillemets

Terri Guillemets - quote about writing - Being an author is being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

 


 

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    1. Brennan says:

      These are completely fantastic! Love them so much.

    2. Leo Lozada says:

      I love these! Funny and inspiring indeed! 🙂

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