A Writer's Life Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About A Writer's Life

#1. Being passionate about something is the most beautiful characteristic you can develop. - Author: Charlotte Eriksson
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#2. All my life, the library has always been one of my favorite places to go. (Larry Brown: A Writer's Life by Jean W. Cash) - Author: Larry Brown
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#3. I try to think of it not as writer's block, but a time where you just need to live life and experience things so you have something to write about. - Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings
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#4. Life's like a book: What matters is the hook.
Be it short or long, just live it strong.
Whether it's five stars, or how near or far, just soar! - Author: Ana Claudia Antunes
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#5. In creation myths, a god shapes mud or clay into living form, much like a potter throws a pot or a sculptor reveals the statue within a block of marble. But a writer has to create his own clay or stone before he can begin shaping life from it. - Author: Stuart Dybek
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#6. A writer's life is so hazardous that anything he does is bad for him. Anything that happens to him is bad: failure's bad, success is bad; impoverishment is bad, money is very, very bad. Nothing good can happen ... Except the act of writing. - Author: E.L. Doctorow
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#7. Reflective writing produces distinct rewards. A writer does not claim to live exclusively in the moment. A pensive writer retreats into oneself in noble attempt to meld memory, thought, faith, doubt, and other strong emotions into thought capsules while exploring the inscrutable web of creation. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#8. As an author I'm in my head all day and I worry that I lose touch with reality. But then my dog pees on my shoe and I know I've found it again. - Author: Michelle M. Pillow
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#9. The First Amendment has the same role in my life as a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem. - Author: Michael Chabon
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#10. For a long period in my life - it lasted about 10 years - I had writer's block. - Author: Mary Garden
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#11. The writer does not dare dream of giving the best of his individuality. No, he must never express his anger. The vacillating demands of mediocrity must be satisfied. Amuse the people, be their clown, give them platitudes about which they can laugh, shadows of truth which they can hold as truths. - Author: Aleksandar Hemon
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#12. The Journal is not essentially a confession, a story about oneself. It is a Memorial. What does the writer have to remember? Himself, who he is when he is not writing, when he is living his daily life, when he is alive and real, and not dying and without truth. - Author: Maurice Blanchot
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#13. No longer in print ... There are sentences, and phrases that, in all their simplicity, say much more than they seem to at first: two months to live, never heard of it, dead on arrival ... For a writer, no longer in print must fall somewhere in that category. - Author: Herman Koch
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#14. I know who I am and what I'm doing in my life and what I've accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. - Author: Justin Bieber
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#15. The Catholic writer, in so far as he has the mind of the Church, will feel life from the standpoint of the central Christian mystery: that it has for all its horror, been found by God to be worth dying for. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#16. I lead a very conventional life. I don't lead a writer's life. And I think that can be a source of suspicion and irritation to some people. This was more true when I was living in California, when I didn't lead a writer's life at all. - Author: Joan Didion
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#17. We all feel that if we have a crazy idea that might get laughed at, there's nothing wrong with seeing if there's a crazy writer out there who agrees with us and can take it to a crazy network and somehow bring something that's a little bit daft and edgy to life. - Author: Steven Spielberg
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#18. I write to create a sky where the moon can touch the sun and not get burned. - Author: Jenim Dibie
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#19. I don't lead a writer's life. And I think that can be a source of suspicion and irritation to some people. - Author: Joan Didion
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#20. It's a memoir of various events in my own life, but it's also a teaching book: along the way I explain the writing decisions I made. They are the same decisions that confront every writer going in search of his or her past: matters of selection, reduction, organization and tone. - Author: William Zinsser
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#21. When I took off from Providence, my only professional aspiration was what it had always been: I wanted to be a sportscaster. By the time I landed in the desert, I knew I would spend the rest of my life trying to be a writer. - Author: Mike Greenberg
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#22. As you know, Joyce was a writer who asked his reader to give him a lifetime," he said. "I am that reader, and I can tell you it was a wasted life. - Author: Philip Levine
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#23. If novels and stories are bulletins from the progressive states of ignorance a writer passes through over the years, observations and opinions about horses are all the more so, since horses are more mysterious than life and harder to understand. - Author: Jane Smiley
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#24. Occupation: Writer
Occupational Hazard: Carpel tunnel
Solution: Wrist guards to bed or my hands do all the sleeping
Perspective: I've decided my wrist guards have turned me into a Ninja Superhero that hides in the shadows - Author: Christy Hall
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#25. A writer's thoughts can act as an Aladdin's lamp, which can enlighten and open the mind of a reader, by showing opportunities and beauties of life. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#26. My first motion capture game was with Sony - 'NBA: The Life.' It was very ahead of its time. Brandon Akiaten, he was the writer and director. He had a real vision of what this game was meant to be; it was a basketball game where I was the Jerry Maguire sports agent type guy. And it was great! - Author: Nolan North
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#27. When you're a writer, you pull your life into your work. My first love is cinema. That's where I want to be judged. - Author: Roger Avary
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#28. Well, I'm at some kind of crossroads in my life and I don't know which way to take. It's not about money, I mean, because I'm established enough now as a writer to get a reasonable advance if I wanted to do fiction. - Author: Helen Garner
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#29. I'm not really an autobiographical writer, though I use lots of stuff from my life to make my stories seem real. But when I actually write about myself, I get very confused. - Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
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#30. In my own life as a reader I experience real moments of alienation when a writer feels too perfect, or like even the flaws they are admitting are somehow noble, or dysfunctional in an overly edgy, aesthetically pleasing way. - Author: Leslie Jamison
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#31. The sense of the wonder of human life, its beauty and terror and pain, and the power in men to do and to hear, is in Aeschylus and in Shakespeare as in no other writer. Thy - Author: Edith Hamilton
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#32. Only a writer can ride a time machine and change the future when he is not there. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#33. I got a fortune cookie that said, "To remember is to understand." I have never forgotten it. A good judge remembers what it was like to be a lawyer. A good editor remembers being a writer. A good parent remembers what it was like to be a child. - Author: Anna Quindlen
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#34. Use all this life to make yourself a great writer, thoughtful and kind, slowly, surely over the years. - Author: T.K. Naliaka
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#35. To be a writer and political is a dangerous thing. To be a writer and apolitical is even more dangerous. Art is right, left; in truth, it has only one direction and that is forward. - Author: Chris Campanioni
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#36. I doubt if the texture of Southern life is any more grotesque than that of the rest of the nation, but it does seem evident that the Southern writer is particularly adept at recognizing the grotesque; and to recognize the grotesque, you have to have some notion of what is not grotesque and why. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#37. Nothing expresses Kafka's innermost sense of self more profoundly than his lapidary definition of "writing as a form of prayer": he was a writer. Not a man who wrote, but one to whom writing was the only form of being, the only means of defying death in life. - Author: Ernst Pawel
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#38. A writer should feel deeply from his heart of the joys and sorrows of people. And he must write as honestly as possible. Then only can he claim to be a writer. - Author: Avijeet Das
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#39. Everybody is born with a little bit of writer in them. We all come with the desire to work hard to see our creations come to life on the page. But it is those who choose to do something about this passion that has been ignited inside of them that are true writers. - Author: Brian A. McBride
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#40. Writing fulfils an insatiable drive. Finishing the story satisfies my thirst. But I must keep drinking until the story quenches a buyer. - Author: Ace Antonio Hall
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#41. I am very fortunate in that I have spent pretty much my whole life being a writer, and before I was a writer, I was a storyteller. - Author: Isobelle Carmody
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#42. I write so the endangered thoughts roaming naked and vulnerable through the misty jungles of my mind aren't slain by the guns of practical living. - Author: Kim Krizan
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#43. I understand loud and clearly, with my sound mind - Author: Andrea L'Artiste
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#44. If you are a real writer, then just surrender to the writer's life, all of it, even the bad stuff. When you do that, the beauty appears: the peace, the meaning, the joy, the fulfillment, the sense that you are doing what you were born to do and what could be better, in the end, than that? - Author: Lauren B. Davis
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#45. In our age, when technology is gaining control over life, when material well-being is considered the most important goal, when the influence of religion has been weakened everywhere in the world, a special responsibility lies upon the writer. - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#46. ...{N}othing is harder for the developing writer than overcoming his anxiety that he is fooling himself and cheating or embarrassing his family and friends. - Author: John Gardner
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#47. For Christians who desire to write, the call to read broadly is an absolute necessity, for writing is, in many ways, the process of digesting and synthesizing not only the thoughts and experiences of a writer's own life, but the writer's intellectual wanderings as well. - Author: Gene C. Fant Jr.
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#48. If you are destined to become a writer, you can't help it. If you can help it, you aren't destined to become a writer. The frustrations and disappointments, not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness, are too unbearable for anyone who doesn't have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing. - Author: Donald Harington
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#49. Sooner or later every writer evolves his own definition of a story.
Mine is: A reflection of life plus beginning and end (life seems not to have either) and a meaning. - Author: Mary O'Hara
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#50. I was surprised to find myself in tears. Because these women had trusted me to help as a writer, I began to see a way of bringing together two things - writing and activism - that until then had torn me apart in everyday life. - Author: Gloria Steinem
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#51. And what is life without the company of wine, women and good weather. - Author: Avijeet Das
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#52. A humorist is a writer who's not funny enough to call themselves a comedian. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#53. In The End The Words Are The All And The Nothing. - Author: R.M. Engelhardt
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#54. The American writer is a very pampered figure - by foundations, by fellowships, by publishing advances. Even though I am not American, I have been pampered enough myself to know how it can make your life too frictionless. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#55. In a longish life as a professional writer, I have heard a thousand masterpieces talked out over bars, restaurant tables and love seats. I have never seen one of them in print. Books must be written, not talked. - Author: Morris West
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#56. I learned so much by being an actor, and part of my sort-of development as a writer is big thanks to the scripts I read in my acting life. - Author: Joel Edgerton
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#57. Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#58. The function of a writer is to make sense of life. It is such a mystery, it changes all the time, like the light. - Author: Nadine Gordimer
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#59. You have a strange relationship with calamity when you're a writer: you write about it; as an artist, you objectify and fetishize it. You render life into material, and that's a creepy thing to do. - Author: Tony Kushner
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#60. I have this desire to have this immaculate form of love that really doesn't exist, so my obsession goes on through life and I never find it and I end up miserable. But it makes me a better writer. - Author: Angel Haze
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#61. I can remember when
delusions of grandeur
entailed wanting to
be a rock star, movie star,
a millionaire; to make it
as a writer
now it seems that it's
to want to earn a
decent living - Author: Phil Volatile
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#62. A writer draws a road map where readers walks with their love, joy, anger, tears, and dismay. Every story, every poem, has different meanings for every reader. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#63. If I have any advantage, maybe, as a writer, it is that I don't think I'm very interesting. I mean, beginning a novel with the last sentence is a pretty plodding way to spend your life. - Author: John Irving
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#64. The writer is driven by his conviction that some truths aren't arrived at so easily, that life is still full of mystery, that it might be better for you, Dear Reader, if you went back to the Living section of your newspaper because this is the dying section and you don't really want to be here. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#65. There are times when I can't believe how much ridiculous stuff happens to me and how brilliant it is to be in a position to write about it. - Author: Carla H. Krueger
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#66. I have from the first felt sure that the writer, when he sits down to commence his novel, should do so, not because he has to tell a story, but because he has a story to tell. The novelist's first novel will generally have sprung from the right cause. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#67. A writer's life suits me. It's fairly, well, other people might think it was actually rather dull, but that's fine because I feel that my imagination is enough to kind of keep me happy. - Author: Ronald Frame
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#68. Don't worry about the consequences, just be a writer! - Author: Samuel Colbran
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#69. Read, read . . . and then read some more. Read everything you can get your hands on! Reading to a writer is as medical school is to a doctor, as physical training is to an athlete, as breathing is to life. - Author: Andrew Joyce
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#70. Confront the page that taunts you with its whiteness. Face your enemy and fill it with words. You are bigger and stronger than a piece of paper. - Author: Fennel Hudson
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#71. I feel that a book is never written by the writer alone
it's written by him and everyone around him be it directly or indirectly - Author: Subhasis Das
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#72. A great writer has a high respect for values. His essential function is to raise life to the dignity of thought, and this he does by giving it a shape. - Author: Andre Maurois
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#73. I was working for Time-Life Books from 1962 to 1970, as a staff writer, and after that, I was a journalist. Eventually, I became an editor at 'The Saturday Review' and 'Horizon.' - Author: Edmund White
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#74. It's a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life. - Author: Amy Tan
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#75. To be a good writer, you not only have to write a great deal but you have to care. You do not have to have a complicated moral philosophy. But a writer always tries, I think, to be a part of a solution, to understand a little about life and to pass this on. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#76. Everything is an echo of something I once read.

Dream, hope, and celebrate life!

Love always comes back in a song.

One thing we all have in common is a love for food and drink.

Memories never die, and dreams never end!

What is time? - Author: John Siwicki
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#77. I feel like reading really defined me as a writer because I lived my life outside of my own body for so much of my life and I loved it. I've always been a reader. I think living all those stories served me to naturally take that next step to creating. - Author: Stephenie Meyer
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#78. Most people, using everything they have in real life, cannot take hold of you the way a talented writer can without even being there. Talent is the ability to mesmerize people when you are nowhere near. Talent is the ability to make something that is more stunning than human presence. - Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
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#79. For some reason, when people meet me and find out I'm a writer they always ask if I write children's books. Um ... please don't let your kids read my books. Well, unless your kids are in their 30s or something ... then yeah, they're old enough. LOL - Author: Michelle M. Pillow
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#80. I think in life there is only one absolute truth.
Death ... It's the only definitive horizon, sometime it leaps, runs across mountains and vanishes beyond oceans but the closer you get, the more you see and you know it is the final destination, the absolute truth. We are only living to die. - Author: Crystal Evans
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#81. You hope for that with anything, but with a TV show, the writer and the actor being the right mix are more important than the actual writing of the pilot because you hope it's something that can have a long life. - Author: Jake Kasdan
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#82. I Don't Waste My Time Doing Crosswords, As My Life Is The Only Puzzle I Care To Resolve! - Author: Latif Mercado
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#83. One has to live a life that creates a writer. - Author: Erno Paasilinna
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#84. Perhaps, too, you will then believe that nothing is more wonderful, nothing more fantastic than real life, and that all that a writer can do is to present it as "in a glass, darkly". - Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann
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#85. Don't compare your story to a movie or a book because it is written by a script writer and yours by God - Author: Anonymous
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#86. If you're going to fall in love with anyone, fall in love with a writer. Allow yourself to become immortalised in words. - Author: Jamie L. Harding
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#87. I mean the most important thing you can have as an actor, writer, director, or whatever you are, poet or whatever it is, is life experience. Life experience doesn't mean you have to live 50 years to have it. I mean you know a lot of people have huge life experience by the time they're in college. - Author: Billy Bob Thornton
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#88. A freelance writer is paid per word, per piece, perhaps. - Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
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#89. As I have encountered difficult moments in my own life, I have been privileged to learn from the great men I have come to know as a writer. - Author: Candice Millard
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#90. I've never been high. Writing is my drug of choice. You don't ever have to come down from that kind of high, I tell ya. And, best part is, it's free. - Author: Christy Hall
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#91. Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. - Author: Willa Cather
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#92. The most important thing is to live an interesting life. Keep your eyes, ears and heart open. Talk to people and visit interesting places, and don't forget to ask questions. To be a writer you need to drink in the world around you so it's always there in your head. - Author: Michael Morpurgo
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#93. A pen name is a nickname. - Author: A.D. Posey
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#94. The writer's life is frightful - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#95. Nothing makes you feel smaller than New York City ... - Author: Christy Hall
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#96. Don't lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don't have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. You are a writer because you write. Keep writing and quit your bitching. Your book has a birthday. You don't know what it is yet. - Author: Cheryl Strayed
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#97. I cannot stand Tolstoy, and reading him was the most boring literary duty I ever had to perform, his philosophy and his sense of life are not merely mistaken, but evil, and yet, from a purely literary viewpoint, on his own terms, I have to evaluate him as a good writer. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#98. I'm simply interested in what is going to happen next. I don't think I can control my life or my writing. Every other writer I know feels he is steering himself, and I don't have that feeling. I don't have that sort of control. I'm simply becoming. I'm startled that I became a writer. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#99. In a certain sense, a writer is an exile, an outsider, always reporting on things, and it is part of his life to keep on the move. Travel is natural. - Author: James Salter
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#100. No form of art repeats or imitates successfully all that can be said by another; the writer conveys his experience of life along a channel of communication closed to painter, mathematician, musician, film-maker. - Author: Storm Jameson
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