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

– Baltasar Gracián

Baltasar Gracián quote about writing

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

– C.J. Cherryh

C.J. Cherryh quote about writing

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

– Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams quote about writing

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

– Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams quote about writing

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

– Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna Millay quote about writing

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

– Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard 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.

– Gene Fowler

Gene Fowler quote about writing

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

– James Michener

James Michener 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.

– Robert Benchley

Robert Benchley 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.

– Robert Cormier

Robert Cormier quote about writing

No author dislikes to be edited a much as he dislikes not to be published.

– Russell Lynes

Russell Lynes quote about writing

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.

– Stephen King

Stephen King 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.

– Terri Guillemets

Terri Guillemets quote about writing

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

– Terri Guillemets

Terri Guillemets quote about writing



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