Posts tagged ‘writing is’

December 11, 2012

Quote of the Day: William Zinsser

Writing is thinking on paper.

November 15, 2012

Quote of the Day: J.P. Donleavy

Writing is turning one’s worst moments into money.

May 2, 2012

Quote of the Day: Thomas Hardy

The business of the poet and novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things, and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things.

April 25, 2012

Quote of the Day: EL Doctorow

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

March 12, 2012

Quote of the Day: George-Louis Leclerc

Writing well is at one and the same time good thinking, good feeling and good expression; it is having wit, soul and taste, all together.

March 8, 2012

Quote of the Day: Julie Burchill

Writing is more than anything a compulsion, like some people wash their hands thirty times a day for fear of awful consequences if they do not. It pays a whole lot better than this type of compulsion, but it is no more heroic.

March 1, 2012

Quote of the Day: Iris Murdoch

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.

February 21, 2012

Quote of the Day: Martin Amis

This (writing) is the love of your life. It’s what I want to do when I wake up. Nothing feels so absorbing, so fulfilling.

February 1, 2012

Quote of the Day: William Saroyan

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.

January 31, 2012

Quote of the Day: Monica Ali

Writing is a deeply immersive experience.  When the words are flying, the house could be burgled and I wouldn’t notice.  I have a low boredom threshold and I like intensity – writing is a way of escaping the quotidian.