Good literature requires witty writings and for that you need to have a way with words! Read this article for some literature quotes and famous writing quotations and sayings.

Literature Quotes

What is literature? It is text that requires, firstly, immense patience and understanding to write and secondly, to read! To write a piece of work that is considered as literature, you must either be super dedicated to the cause or a genius! Acquainting yourself with words is probably one of the first steps to getting a great piece of work written. The main task lies in researching and verifying details. Literature can be both creative or technical but in both the cases, imagination plays quite an important role. The following section might just incite your imagination!

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.

- The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath , Sylvia Plath

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.

- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

- James Russell Lowell

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

- Katherine Mansfield

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble.

- Jean Paul Sartre

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.

- Ezra Pound

Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.

- G. H. Hardy

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

- Ray Bradbury

I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.

- Willie Nelson

Success comes to a writer as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.

- P. G. Wodehouse

The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that's saying a lot.

- Anne Sexton

When we started I wasn't the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.

- Robert Smith

Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.

- Samuel Beckett

I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.

- Joan Didion

The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream.

- Joan Didion

Writers are always selling somebody out.

- Joan Didion

A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.

- Raymond Chandler

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.

- Raymond Chandler

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.

- Raymond Chandler

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.

- Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life , C.S. Lewis

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.

- Terry Pratchett

Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.

- Annie Dillard

I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.

- Edith Wharton

Don't ask to live in tranquil times. Literature doesn't grow there.

- Rita Mae Brown

The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

- The Life of Samuel Johnson , Samuel Johnson

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.

- Alice Walker

Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.

- Ho Chi Minh

A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.

- Vladimir Nabokov

A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.

- Vladimir Nabokov

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

- Henry Miller

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.

- Vladimir Nabokov

Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.

- Vladimir Nabokov

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.

- Hippocrates

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.

- John Steinbeck

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

- Thomas Mann

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.

- Nick Cave

The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.

- Steve Martin

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