Writing Quotes

“The great thing about writing fiction is that you can do whatever the fuck you want, go as far as you are willing to go, and laugh at the people who take it seriously.” ― Richard Denney
“The artist deals with what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
“Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.” ― Edgar Allan Poe
“murder your darlings” ― Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
“Flowers don’t tell, they show. That’s the way good books should be too.”–Stephanie Skeem. Author of Flotsam” ― Stephanie Skeem
“My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. Writing isn’t like math;in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With writing, the way you feel changes everything.” ― Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun
“You have a great deal of yourself on the line, writing— your vanity is at stake. You discover a tricky thing about fiction writing; a certain amount of vanity is necessary to be able to do it all, but any vanity above that certain amount is lethal.” ― David Foster Wallace, Both Flesh and Not: Essays
“My lips are fierce with passion. My heart spins fiery beats. A rhythm lives within my fingers and dances in my feet.” ― Jamie Weise
“He read me extracts from a medical journal describing the progress of a staphylococcus aureus infection. And then he pleasured me with a potato.” ― Grant Morrison
“Generally, people who are good at writing letters have no need to write letters. They’ve got plenty of life to lead inside their own context.” ― Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase