Without words, without writing and without books
there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
- Hermann Hesse
Writing is one of the grand, free human activities.
- Thomas E. Cronin
Writing is both mask and unveiling.
- E.B. White
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
- William Wordsworth
Writing is thinking on paper.
- William Zinsser
The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite…
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.
- Jules Renard, Journal, 10 April 1895
Like most—maybe all— writers, I learned to write by writing and,
by example, by reading books.
- Francine Prose
The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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
Creative writing begins with creative thinking
- K. Earle
It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by.
- Vita Sackville-West
The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought,
this in turn makes us think more deeply about life …
- Norbet Platt
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the
difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
- Mark Twain