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Writers Quotes

While the world may not be willing to accept it, the truth is that writing is an extremely creative process. While artists paint with a brush and employ colors, a writer paints with words and employs a creativity of his own. If you have it in you, there is no holding you back from writing for a lifetime. This is what will help make you a writer, in the truest sense of the term. Go right ahead and read on for famous quotations and sayings on writers.

Eudora Welty

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.

Thomas Paine

A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.

Eudora Welty

To imagine yourself inside another person... is what a storywriter does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose.

Thomas Mann

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

Franklin P. Jones

An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.

Omar Khayyam

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.

Eudora Welty

Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.

Eudora Welty

What I do in the writing of any character is to try to enter into the mind, heart and skin of a human being who is not myself. It is the act of a writer's imagination that I set the most high.

Terri Guillemets

I don't think I could have written what I did any earlier.

Eudora Welty

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.

T. S. Eliot

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.

Rita Mae Brown

Writers will happen in the best of families.

Mel Brooks

Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.

Paulo Coelho

Today, writers want to impress other writers.