Sunday, February 10, 2008

Some quotations about writing

The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe.
- David Hare

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
- Jules Renard

We write to taste life twice: in the moment and in retrospection.
- Anais Nin

We write to think; to be surprised by what appears on the page; to explore our world with language; to discover meaning that teaches us and that may be worth sharing with others.
- Donald M. Murray

Writing is putting one's obsessions in order.
- Jean Grenier

There are no rules in writing. There are useful principles. Throw them away when they are not useful. But always know what you are throwing away.
- Will Shetterly

The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.
- Edwin Schlossberg

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is is to write a book about it.
- Benjamin Disraeli

In time I began to understand that it's when you start writing that you really find out what you don't know and need to know.
- David McCullough

Writing is a really good first step toward that goal of knowing yourself.
- Jewel Kilcher

Also, they don't understand. Writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
- John Milius

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