"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." -Ernest Hemingway.
"Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish." -John Jakes.
"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go." -E.L. Doctorow.
"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." -Ray Bradbury.
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." -E.L. Doctorow.
"A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket." -Charles Peguy.
"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." -Sylvia Plath.
"I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all." -Richard Wright.
"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about the life, which helps us regain our equilibrium." -Norbet Platt.
"It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop." -Vita Sackville-West.
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." -William Wordsworth.
"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible." -Vladimir Nabakov.
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." -Anton Chekhov.
"Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies." -Terri Guillemets.
"When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can." -Samuel Lover.
"Writing is my time machine, takes me to the precise time and place I belong." -Jeb Dickerson.
"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." -Nathaniel Hawthorne.
"Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind." -Catherine Drinker Bowen.
"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.
"Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum." -Graycie Harmon.
"The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies." -Ray Bradbury.