Reading And Writing Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Reading And Writing

#1. Students need to make their own choices about reading material and writing topics. - Author: Donalyn Miller
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#2. Your story must told.
Live a life legacy- written book or notes.
This will be there for many generations to know your rich experiences and knowledge. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#3. If someone knew equally as much about the ins and outs of your home, it would not be your home. - Author: S.A. Tawks
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#4. A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact. - Author: Marcus Garvey
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#5. My passionate leisure pursuit are reading, wondering and writing. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#6. The compulsion to read and write - and it seems to me it should be, even must be, a compulsion - is a bit of mental wiring the species has selected, over time, in order, as the life span increases, to keep us interested in ourselves. - Author: Lorrie Moore
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#7. I wrote for many years without showing my writing to anyone, because I was constantly comparing it to what I was reading. You have to compare yourself to the best and feel totally inadequate. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#8. Reading and writing and the preservation of language and its forms and the kind of eloquence and the kind of beauty which the language is capable of is terribly important to the human beings because this is connected to thought. - Author: Iris Murdoch
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#9. For 350 years we have been taught that reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact man. Football's place is to add a patina of character, a deference to the rules and a respect for authority. - Author: Red Smith
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#10. You must write as if Dostoyevsky himself will be reading your novel, and Shakespeare will be acting it out. - Author: Christina Westover
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#11. You talk books away," he said; "why don't you write one?" "I am too fond of reading books to care to write them, Mr. Erskine. I should like to write a novel certainly, a novel that would be as lovely as a Persian carpet and as unreal. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#12. Writing barely differs from Talking and Reading. It appoints your hand while they engage your mouth and eyes respectively. The trio need the mind to combine sensible words from a meaningful arrangement of the 'simple' A B C to Z. - Author: Olaotan Fawehinmi
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#13. Writing does not exist unless there is someone to read it, and each reader will take something different from a novel, from a chapter, from a line. - Author: Claire Fuller
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#14. I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves
you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#15. I haven't had a chance to pick up a good book in a long time, because I've been either reading scripts or learning them or writing them. And so, by the time the day is done, I usually just want to click on The Bachelor and fall asleep. But I gravitate toward biographies and things like that. - Author: Justin Theroux
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#16. If you can't learn about reading and writing from Kurt, maybe you should be doing something else. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#17. If I teach you reading and writing, I'm warning you I've got to hit you on the head and call you bad names when you're stupid, because that's how you do teaching. - Author: Louis De Bernieres
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#18. But, later, coming back and reading what I have produced, I am unable to detect the difference between what came easily and when I had to sit down and say, Well, now it's writing time and now I'll write. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#19. And there was no entertainment for them at night. They were too poor to own a television set. But they seemed content. Truman with his sculpting and building the recreation center. Lynne writing poems occasionally, reading them to her friends, then tearing them up. - Author: Alice Walker
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#20. Reading and writing are solitary activities that increase a person's capacity for concentration, awareness, and conceptual thought as the person weaves immediate information with stored memories. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#21. Those who write against vanity want the glory of having written well, and their readers the glory of reading well, and I who write this have the same desire, as perhaps those who read this have also. - Author: Blaise Pascal
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#22. I want to read every book that's written
hear every song that was sung
I want to gaze at every cloud
and hold the zing of each fruit on my tongue. - Author: Sanober Khan
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#23. Farber had a huge effect on me as a writer. I don't mean I write like him. Farber is, first of all, a great stylist, a great writer. Anyone can read Manny Farber's film criticism, whether that person is a novelist, a poet, another critic, a historian, and learn a lot about writing by reading him. - Author: Greil Marcus
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#24. Life is a book that someone else is reading - and you, a key character - hence the need for continual conflict and resolution. We can't have any boring books. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#25. Paradise of Lailah Gifty Akita is reading, wondering and writing. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#26. Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#27. I kill my loneliness by reading and (then) writing, damn. - Author: Desi Puspitasari
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#28. I think that writing should be honest and simple, and it should say something about what it means to be a person. When God is good to us, we write in such a way that the act of reading becomes a pleasure to those who buy our books. - Author: M.V. Carey
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#29. The nature of immortality is a mystery,' he says, speaking so softly that we have to lean closer to hear.' But everything I know of writing and reading tells me that this is true. I have felt it in these shelves and in others. - Author: Robin Sloan
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#30. Reading and writing are connected. I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#31. In 1970, at the age of 14, I entered a short story contest offering a grand prize of one dollar. I won. This was my first foray into writing fiction. I loved reading and thought that it shouldn't be so hard to write a story. - Author: David Bergen
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#32. I was taking my first uncertain steps towards writing for children when my own were young. Reading aloud to them taught me a great deal when I had a great deal to learn. It taught me elementary things about rhythm and pace, the necessary musicality of text. - Author: Mal Peet
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#33. When I started writing, I was reading people such as Tom Clancy or Michael Crichton, who did 'Jurassic Park,' which is possibly the most action-filled book you'll read, apart from mine, and I said to myself, 'Why aren't these guys doing big-scale action like you would see in a movie?' - Author: Matthew Reilly
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#34. Maybe all you need to do is find the heartbeat in everything. And if writing is living, the discovery of the beat of a heart, then when you read me, you are living by my side. - Author: Meia Geddes
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#35. Working as an editor was like being a professional reader, and the better I became at reading the better I became at writing. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#36. Constant reading will pull you into a place - a mind-set, if you like the phrase - where you can write eagerly and without self-consciousness. - Author: Stephen King
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#37. For I aint, you must know,' said Betty, 'much of a hand at reading writing-hand, though I can read my Bible and most print. And I do love a newspaper. You mightn't think it, but Sloppy is a beautiful reader of a newspaper. He do the Police in different voices. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#38. I found out after reading quite a lot of it that it is not rated very high. He has a very descriptive way of writing but also lengthy. May not want to finish!!!!! This was his 1sr and only try ast Historical Fiction! - Author: Wilkie Collins
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#39. Your understanding and interpretation of [a novel] is undoubtedly unique ... and that is the real beauty of the relationship that joins readers, books and writers together in a literary trinity - a bookish triumvirate. - Author: Briar Kit Esme
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#40. What I am best at is reading a book and then writing a critical essay. - Author: Rivers Cuomo
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#41. I did have a child, and I was reading a lot of picture books to her, but at the same time writing a children's book was something that I'd been wanting to do for many years, pretty much since the start of my career. - Author: Al Yankovic
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#42. Reading is the most rewarding form of exile and the most necessary discipline for novelists who burn with the ambition to get better. - Author: Pat Conroy
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#43. There should be two main objectives in ordinary prose writing: to convey a message and to include in it nothing that will distract the reader's attention or check his habitual pace of reading - he should feel that he is seated at ease in a taxi, not riding a temperamental horse through traffic. - Author: Robert Graves
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#44. Inspiration for what we produce comes from reading, observing the world of humans around us and also the animal kingdom - Author: Walt Disney Company
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#45. If the traditional Rs (reading, writing, and arithmetic) are the basics that we want our children to master academically, then reverence, respect, and responsibility are the three Rs that our children need to master for the sake of their souls and the health of the world. - Author: Zoe Weil
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#46. F(r)iction is the best of everything we've ever loved. F(r)iction is experimental. F(r)iction is strange. F(r)iction pokes the soft spots, touches nerves most would rather remain protected. F(r)iction is secrets and truths and most importantly - stories. F(r)iction is weird, in every respect. - Author: Tethered By Letters
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#47. I think technique can be taught but I think the only way to learn to write is to read, and I see writing and reading as completely related. One almost couldn't exist without the other. - Author: John McGahern
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#48. The idea that a poem was a made thing stayed with me, and I decided then that I wanted to be an artist, not just a diarist. So I put myself through a kind of apprenticeship in writing poetry, and I understood even then that my practice as a poet was deeply related to my reading. - Author: Edward Hirsch
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#49. The things that the novel does not say are necessarily more numerous than those it does say and only a special halo around what is written can give the illusion that you are reading also what is not written. - Author: Italo Calvino
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#50. I read every screenplay that was being sent to the other directors. None were being sent to me, but I was reading what others were choosing and what the best writers were writing. - Author: Rupert Sanders
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#51. Spend less time on social media and more time reading and writing. - Author: James Gary Vineyard
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#52. I love words. I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail. I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum. I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over. In essence, I long for a writer's soul sealed in ink on the page. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#53. I am attracted to fantastic writing, and fantastic reading, of course. But I think things that we call fantastic may be real, in the sense of being real symbols. - Author: Jorge Luis Borges
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#54. One minute I was playing chess and doing maths all the time, the next I had been rerouted into more 'normal' girls' activities: reading, writing stories and worrying about my clothes. - Author: Scarlett Thomas
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#55. I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot. - Author: Evan Hunter
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#56. Some evidence suggests the left-handers are more likely to have problems with such left-hemisphere functions as reading, writing, speaking and arithmetic; and to be more adept at such right -hemisphere functions as imagination, pattern recognition and general creativity. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#57. I entered a poem in a poetry contest around 1987, and the poem won and I received $1,000 for it. That made me realize that maybe what I was writing was worth reading to people. After that, for some reason, I turned to novels and I've written mainly novels ever since. - Author: Sharon Creech
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#58. If you aren't polite when giving criticism you will come off as an awful person and if you aren't polite when receiving criticism you will come off as an awful person. - Author: S.A. Tawks
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#59. When you juice books from a library you are taking the history and imagination that has accumulated over so many years there. - Author: S.A. Tawks
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#60. Maybe we should all just shut up and read a good book. - Author: Mary Sisney
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#61. The best thing about being a writer is that 'work' is always something you love, plus usually accompanied by tea, coffee and cakes of some sort. - Author: Jamie L. Harding
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#62. It is important to take the seriousness out of things that do not deserve it. Take the seriousness out of it, and the thing loses its power. - Author: S.A. Tawks
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#63. I think the kind of unexpected I really love is when you open books and the actual way of writing is different and interesting. Like reading Virginia Woolf for the first time or Lawrence Durrell for the first time. - Author: Lalla Ward
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#64. Mark Twain on George Ade's writing: I have been reading him [Ade] again, and my admiration overflows all limits. How effortless the limning! It is as if the work did itself, without help of the master's hand. - Author: George Ade
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#65. I don't spend as much time drawing as I do writing and reading. That's the really work-intensive part. And by the time I have enough material, it's often way past due time to put the comic up, and I'm already behind schedule, and I have to kind of rush it. - Author: Kate Beaton
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#66. Anything John Stott says is worth listening to. Anything he writes is worth reading. Basic Christianity is not only a classic must-read for every believer; it is truly a blessing preserved on the written page for the enrichment of this generation and those to come. - Author: Anne Graham Lotz
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#67. When I read my writing, am amazed by what I have captured in a given moments. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#68. It's just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading. Something better be happening at the beginning, and then on every page after, or I get irritated. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#69. I graduated from my Master of Fine Arts program for writing for children and young adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Of course, for a master's program, you have to do a ton of reading. I would get up, usually around 5:30, to do my reading; otherwise, I would fall behind. - Author: Lisa Papademetriou
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#70. Never tell your reader what your story is about. Reading is a participatory sport. People do it because they are intelligent and enjoy figuring things out for themselves.
(advicetowriters) - Author: George V. Higgins
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#71. Reading and writing are not education if they do not help people to be kind to all creatures - Author: John Ruskin
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#72. When I as reading and writing, I was in that exhilarating place where the life of the imagination is more real than the tiles and soil and rock under my feet. - Author: Deborah Lawrenson
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#73. Books are a gateway to the extraordinary, a portal for the unfettered imagination and limitless creativity. - Author: Diana Jane Heath
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#74. The time comes in life when we have read enough. It's time to stop reading. It's time to lay down the books and write. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#75. I'm totally active. I am just this side of hyper. I jog and go to the gym every day. When I'm on the computer, I'm reading, I'm writing, I'm never quiet. My brain is very rarely not engaged. Every now and again I will fall asleep under the parasol in the sun, but that's a rarity. - Author: Suzi Quatro
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#76. Reading and writing are the same thing; it's just one's the more active and the other's the more passive. They flow into each other. - Author: Jonathan Lethem
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#77. You have what I can afford to give. You are a panhandler, begging for anything, and I am the man walking briskly by, tossing a quarter or so into your paper cup. I can afford to give you this. This does not break me. - Author: Dave Eggers
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#78. I feel very privileged to get to read and write and not to have to do things that I don't like, and I don't want to give that up. Everything else is just a bonus and often a distraction from the writing, reading, and traveling that gives me the most pleasure. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#79. I read and feel that same compulsion; the desire to possess what he has written, which can only be subdued by writing something myself. - Author: Patti Smith
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#80. Reading usually precedes writing. And the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading. Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a writer. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#81. Readership is highly dependent upon format and distribution as much as it is on content. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#82. Writing is a way of life. I do it because it's a way of experiencing the world, and trying to come to terms with it and understand it and express it and engage with it. And to me it's a natural extension of reading. - Author: Emily Perkins
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#83. I love graphic novels - I love reading them, I enjoyed writing them, I would love to go back and do them again. I hope I'm savvy enough to do them in the right way. - Author: John Ridley
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#84. All writers begin as readers, and the ones worth reading continue life as more prolific readers than writers. - Author: Thomas Swick
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#85. Men cannot be nice and kind to a woman and have no affection for them. - Author: S.A. Tawks
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#86. For 'Boxers & Saints,' I started by reading a couple of articles on the Internet, then writing a really rough outline, then getting more hardcore into the research. I went to a university library once a week for a year, year and a half. - Author: Gene Luen Yang
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#87. I love when I finish reading a chapter that I wrote and my cheeks hurt from smiling and all I can utter is, 'Wow.' - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#88. Reading ought to mean understanding; writing ought to mean knowing something; believing ought to mean comprehending; when you desire a thing, you will have to take it; when you demand it, you will not get it; and when you are experienced, you ought to be useful to others. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#89. I bet there are a lot of women out there who want to sleep with a guy who reads. And being the head of the reading foundation, I'm very well endowed. - Author: Bauvard
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#90. What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#91. My writing process hasn't changed - it's is the same whether I'm working on a Y.A. novel or, as now, a new novel for adults. A lot of reading, a lot of research if the subject warrants it, a lot of sticky notes and scraps of paper - and get to work. - Author: Kathe Koja
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#92. Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It's a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write. - Author: Paul Rudnick
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#93. I do believe that characters in novels belong to their writers and their readers pretty equally. I've learned a lot of things about the characters I write from people who read about them. Readers expand them in ways I don't think of and take them to places I can't go. - Author: Ann Brashares
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#94. Reading, Writing, and Enjoying A Creative Life. - Author: Chrystal Dorsey
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#95. Well I've been locking myself up in my house for some time now Reading and writing and reading and thinking and searching for reasons and missing the seasons The Autumn, the Spring, the Summer, the snow - Author: Colleen Hoover
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#96. For such a long time, when you're a writer, you really are just writing for yourself, and maybe a few friends. So it's really amazing when your book gets out there and more people are reading and responding to it. It really makes the world of the books feel real. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#97. If you like fantasy and you want to be the next Tolkien, don't read big Tolkienesque fantasies - Tolkien didn't read big Tolkienesque fantasies, he read books on Finnish philology. Go and read outside of your comfort zone, go and learn stuff. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#98. Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal! - Author: Robert Creeley
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#99. I just need to sit, think, write and read. - Author: Nicholas Trandahl
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#100. Reading and writing are in themselves subversive acts. What they subvert is the notion that things have to be the way they are, that you are alone, that no one has ever felt the way you have. - Author: Mark Vonnegut
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