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Which is why I am writing this book. To think. To understand. It just happens to be the way Im made. I have to write things down to feel I fully comprehend them.
— Haruki Murakami —

Publishers always clamour for the books that no one has ever written, and turn a cold shoulder on them as soon as they're written. If St Paul were living now they would pester him to write an Epistle to the Esquimaux, but no London publisher would dream of reading his Epistle to the Ephesians.

— Saki

When a writer first begins to write, he or she feels the same
first thrill of achievement that the young gambler or oboe
player feels: winning a little, losing some, the gambler sees the
glorious possibilities, exactly as the young oboist feels an indescribable
thrill when he gets a few phrases to sound like real
music, phrases implying an infinite possibility for satisfaction
and self-expression. As long as the gambler or oboist is only
playing at being a gambler or oboist, everything seems possible.
But when the day comes that he sets his mind on becoming a professional, suddenly he realizes how much there is to learn, how little he knows.

— John Gardner

At the end of 1795 and beginning of 1796, I was ordered to write to the Church ministers.

— Joanna Southcott

When I was with the Labor Party, I'd get into trouble because the party bosses determined that some of what I wrote, or proposed to write about, wasn't conducive to their policies or to electoral success.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I don't go off and sit down and try to write material, because then it's contrived and forced. I just live my life, and I see things in a word or a situation or a concept, and it will create a joke for me.

— Steven Wright

It is bound to be a failure, every book is a failure, but I do know with some clarity what kind of book I want to write.

— George Orwell

The kind of juvenile story I like best to write
and read, too, for the matter of that
is a good, jolly one, "art for art's sake," or rather "fun for fun's sake," with no insidious moral hidden away in it like a pill in a spoonful of jam!

— L.M. Montgomery

Readers re-create any story to suit their own needs. They re-clothe the story in their own shirts. Put simply: just as we write the story we need to write, they read the story they need to read.

— Jane Yolen

It isn't often that a writer of superlative skills knows enough about flying to write well about it.

— Samuel Hynes

I try to write songs just for the song itself. I don't try and think about where it's going to end up, that way you're writing for the good of the song.

— Jon Foreman

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