Writing And Drinking Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 36 Quotes About Writing And Drinking

#1. Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation - the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline. - Author: Peter De Vries
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#2. Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol. - Author: Steve Martin
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#3. The more I drink the better I write and the more I write the better I drink. - Author: Shawn Hatfield
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#4. Writing stories has given me the power to change things I could not change as a child. I can make boys into doctors. I can make fathers stop drinking. I can make mothers stay. - Author: Cynthia Rylant
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#5. Of the small number of things which I have liked and done well, drinking is by far the thing I have done best. Although I have read a lot, I have drunk more. I have written much less than most people who write; but I have drunk more than the majority of the people who drink. - Author: Guy Debord
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#6. 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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#7. Don't follow the path of writers:

the path stinks / you never get paid

drinking / sleeping tablets only make the head worse

and I'm forever getting pissy
with every-
one. - Author: Andy Carrington
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#8. There's an obvious romance to being the drinking writer. But if I'm drinking, I'm not writing. - Author: Liz Brixius
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#9. I often wonder if all the writers who are alcoholics drink a lot because they aren't writing. It is not because they are writers that they are drinking, but because they are writers who are not writing. - Author: Natalie Goldberg
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#10. I don't know any writers who don't drink. - Author: James Baldwin
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#11. You know, Volkov, your talents as a drinker are only partly utilised. With such a vast wealth of alcoholic experience, you could earn a handsome living by writing drinking songs and become illustriously prosperous. - Author: Stanley Goldyn
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#12. Loneliness sometimes gives me a quantity of creativeness - you're drinking another glass of wine and you're feeling even worse. Art doesn't work without pain; art also exists for compensating pain. - Author: Till Lindemann
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#13. There's no point in writing my kind of stuff, when they're printing that kind of stuff. So I gave up and started drinking. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#14. People ask me: "Why do you write about food, and eating, and drinking? Why don't you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way the others do?" ... The easiest answer is to say that, like most other humans, I am hungry. - Author: M.F.K. Fisher
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#15. Wait a second while I take a swig off this bottle: it's my true and only Helicon, my Caballine fount, my sole Enthusiasm. Here, drinking, I deliberate, I reason, I resolve and conclude. After the epilogue I laugh, I write, I compose, I drink. Ennius drinking would write, writing would drink. - Author: Francois Rabelais
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#16. I wish I had the luxury of time to read and write like grad students do. That sounds pretty awesome. When I was writing my first book one of my friends was going to grad school at the same time and I heard a lot of stories about drinking, too. I feel like everyone was having affairs. - Author: Jami Attenberg
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#17. I write right off the typer. I call it my "machinegun." I hit it hard, usually late at night while drinking wine and listening to classical music on the radio and smoking mangalore ganesh beedies. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#18. The writing is clean. I really wouldn't have changed a word. Most of it is true, too, except that the hero quits drinking and the girl grows up. On the last page, the couple gets married, which is a nice way for a love story to end. - Author: Melissa Bank
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#19. When I'm not shooting, I love going on adventures with friends. I love zip-lining through rainforests and different natural habitats, and I love writing music on the side, and I love drinking coffee. I'm a big coffee drinker and go to a lot of cafes and stuff. - Author: Max Schneider
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#20. I'm a drinker with writing problems. - Author: Brendan Behan
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#21. I am a drinker with writing problems. - Author: Brendan Behan
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#22. Fucking, drinking, smoking, loving, living, freebasing, spending, laughing, crying, working, falling apart, kissing, writing, blacking out. - Author: Jardine Libaire
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#23. Karl Marx: "Religion is the opiate of the masses."
Carrie Fisher: "I did masses of opiates religiously. - Author: Carrie Fisher
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#24. Writing history is like drinking an ocean and pissing a cupful. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#25. It's impossible to be a good writer if you haven't lived badly. A past life of drinking heavily, fighting and whoring all help to ease those words onto the page. - Author: Ken Scott
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#26. Somehow, we were passing the boundaries of language and finding clarity in shared thought, even if we were just talking about beer! - Author: Gerry Abbey
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#27. Wine drinking goes back at least six thousand years. Wine writing probably began a year or two later. - Author: Frank J. Prial
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#28. My philosophy is as simple as ever - smoking, drinking, moderate sexual intercourse on a diminishing scale, reading and writing (not arithmetic). I have a selfish absorption in the well-being and achievement of Noel Coward. - Author: Noel Coward
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#29. It was one of those striking moments in life where you find familiarity in the inexplicable. - Author: Gerry Abbey
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#30. I wasn't taking drugs or drinking. I was working and working and working. But I wasn't writing anything. - Author: Patti Smith
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#31. If there is an occupational hazard to writing, it's drinking. - Author: Cormac McCarthy
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#32. It's not always about writing more words or drinking more coffee. Sometimes getting to the end of a novel simply takes remembering that the world is more complicated than we know, and then sticking some of those complications into the story. - Author: Scott Westerfeld
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#33. I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober. - Author: Irwin Shaw
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#34. When I'm drunk with feeling and nature is drinking from my lips and we reflect each other in our atmospheres, then my words come effortlessly and my fingers go into labor ... day or night. - Author: Brandi L. Bates
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#35. My professional life had started and here I was at a professional dinner full of uninhibited drinking. - Author: Gerry Abbey
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#36. I'm not a writer with a drinking problem, I'm a drinker with a writing problem. - Author: Dorothy Parker
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