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Top 87 Quotes About Writing Notes

#1. I have learned one lesson as a writer ... keep writing and never throw any notes away. Written parts that can't be used today ... may be used for other books tomorrow. - Author: Timothy Pina
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#2. Musicians have notes. Painters have paint. Writers have words. - Author: Lisa Fantino
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#3. I grew up writing thank-you notes. Real, honest-to-goodness, pen-and-ink, stamped and posted letters. More than simple habit, it's about what the commitment to expressing your thoughts and feelings in writing says about the character of the writer. About the joy such notes bring to the reader. - Author: Taylor Mali
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#4. Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away. - Author: Ted Rall
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#5. He starts to hum, a haunting melody. No words ride the music, only the familiar notes of a forgotten song. - Author: A.G. Howard
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#6. Sometimes I write less than I'd like but do research. Other times, editor's notes or a copy-edited manuscript or page proofs for a forthcoming novel mean that I need to put my attentions elsewhere for a day or two, but I always come back to writing. - Author: Jane Lindskold
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#7. 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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#8. When I was 4 years old my mother put me into an early music education school. That's where they taught you perfect pitch and harmony and how to write music and all that. At that time, one of the homeworks was to listen to all the sounds and the noise of a day and transfer that into musical notes. - Author: Yoko Ono
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#9. The solution, once revealed, must seem to have been inevitable. At least half of all the mystery novels published violate this law.
(Casual Notes on the Mystery Novel, 1949) - Author: Raymond Chandler
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#10. I thought of writing books myself once. I had the ideas; I even made notes. But I was a doctor, married with children. You can only do one thing well: Flaubert knew that. - Author: Julian Barnes
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#11. Too often we take notes on writing, we think about writing but never do it. I want you to walk into the heart of the storm, written words dripping off hair, eyelids, hanging from hands. - Author: Natalie Goldberg
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#12. I wake up around noon, light a cigarette, get a cup of coffee, sit in the bathtub for an hour and daydream, and I usually come up with some ideas ... It's a very irresponsible life. The only decisions I make are about the notes I'm writing. - Author: Hans Zimmer
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#13. There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point. In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page, it's not just a collection of notes. - Author: Harrison Birtwistle
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#14. 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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#15. With reflowable pages you can change things like the size of the writing, the color of the screen, and all sorts of other stuff. You can also highlight things and make notes. - Author: EMag Special Editions
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#16. People ask me how to start writing. I tell them that 'Creating Creates Creativity'. Put your notes and outline aside. Start with one anecdote or conversation, and that will lead to another and another. It's the steps, the path, not the final destination that drives the process or writing. - Author: Dick Sederquist
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#17. Little notes, scrawled on half-sheets of paper, and letters, when he was away, page after page, intimate, their news. Her voice, echoing through the house, and down the garden, careless and familiar like the writing in the book.
And I had to call him Maxim. - Author: Daphne Du Maurier
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#18. Different people were good at different things, Lena mused. Lena was good at writing thank-you notes, for instance, and Effie was good at being happy. - Author: Ann Brashares
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#19. I don't just strictly sample. I build. I'm a musician: I play piano and drums, I read notes, I write music. - Author: AraabMuzik
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#20. I love nerdy work. I love writing notes. I try to go back, as much as I can, to feed what happens and why they do what they do. - Author: Tatiana Maslany
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#21. For me, travelling and drawing the world, experiencing as much as possible first hand, has been very important. Making notes, drawing and writing on the move, became second nature. - Author: Michael Foreman
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#22. I didn't write my speech until the night before, and even then I refused to write it out like I would say it, preferring to keep cribbed notes I could come back to if necessary. I wanted this to feel like a conversation because it was what I wanted to say that mattered, not how it looked on paper. - Author: Corey Taylor
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#23. It's not easy to writing thank-you notes for the stuff you didn't want in the first place. - Author: Jeff Kinney
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#24. Poets, on the face of it, have either got to be easier or to write their own notes; readers have either got to take more trouble over reading or cease to regard notes as pretentious and a sign of bad poetry - Author: William Empson
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#25. I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too. - Author: Luc Ferrari
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#26. I write in longhand and assemble lots of notes, and then I try to collate them into a coherent chronology. It's like groping along in the dark. I like writing and find it challenging, but I don't find it easy. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#27. To me, writing and composing are much more like painting, about colors and brushes; I don't use a computer when I write, and I don't use a piano. I'm at a desk writing, and it's very broad strokes and notes as colors on a palette. - Author: James Horner
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#28. Emily mostly perceived her habit to write down notes as being one of the ways she could use to preserve moments of life. - Author: Sahara Sanders
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#29. Write hand-written notes daily and commit to supporting the growth and self-esteem of children, because it makes such a big difference in terms of their capacity for learning. - Author: Debra Messing
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#30. After my husband died, I could not write much - I could not concentrate. I was too exhausted most of the time even to contemplate writing. But I did take notes - not for fiction, but for a journal, or diary, of this terrible time. I did not think that I would ever survive this interlude. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#31. I was teaching myself notes from three and then by seven I'd figured out how to play some chords, and at school I used to love writing poems and poetry, so I guess I kind of put two and two together and that formed my songwriting from an early age. - Author: Ella Henderson
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#32. I do not think commodities are taken for granted. One of the convergences in time I noticed, and to me seemed very important, was the emergence of paper money. There had been permissionary notes, exchanging money by writing it, but there was no duplicated form of guaranteeing an exchange. - Author: Marina Warner
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#33. I like hearing other writers just about the way they approach writing. It gives me energy for my own work. It's weird; I'm always taking notes about fiction when I'm listening to people talk about craft. - Author: Antonya Nelson
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#34. I've discovered I prefer to prepare a few notes or actually write the speech so I can really hone it down to hopefully be entertaining, try and get a laugh at least by the second line, and then say what you need to say. - Author: Geoffrey Rush
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#35. I have always believed that writing advertisements is the second most profitable form of writing. The first, of course, is ransom notes ... - Author: Phil Dusenberry
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#36. If Wasp were writing field notes on herself, they'd read: plans attempted: 1000000 plans succeeded: 0 never learns. better off destroyed. - Author: Nicole Kornher-Stace
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#37. I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet. - Author: Ludwig Van Beethoven
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#38. When I worked in theater, I was always writing things on Post-it Notes and sticking them on screens or desks. Twitter has given me a way of continuing to post those notes, only a lot of other people see them, too. - Author: Maureen Johnson
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#39. You don't want to watch classics with me 'cause I'm constantly writing notes. - Author: M. Night Shyamalan
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#40. The fiction writer is, first and foremost, an emotionalist. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#41. His notes to the outside world offered a window on an active, sympathetic, eclectic mind. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#42. The process of writing is a process of learning; and much has become clearer to me in the attempt to transform my original rough notes into what I hope is an intelligible presentation. - Author: Paul A. Baran
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#43. I write lyrics everyday as I go. I'm always taking notes in my phone whenever I am inspired by something. Most of my writing starts out as poetry before I put it into songs. - Author: Vic Fuentes
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#44. Let my notes, like the most sensitive seismograph, record the curve of even the most insignificant vibrations of my brain: for it is precisely such vibrations that are sometimes the forewarning of... - Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin
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#45. You leave me sitting here writing long margin notes in library books that don't belong to me, some day they'll find out i did it and take my library card away. - Author: Helene Hanff
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#46. I don't write my standup on paper or anything; but I just organically do it on stage, have an idea, chat it up a little bit. I'm keeping notes. I'm trying to keep up with this world and try to bring out a special every year. - Author: Jim Jefferies
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#47. Have you finished your column for tomorrow's headline?" It was Vee. She came up beside me, jotting notes on the notepad she carried everywhere. "I'm thinking of writing mine on the injustice of seating charts. I got paired with a girl who said she just finished lice treatment this morning. - Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
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#48. One word after another. That's the only way that novels get written and, short of elves coming in the night and turning your jumbled notes into Chapter Nine, it's the only way to do it. So keep on keeping on. Write another word and then another. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#49. Numerous studies have shown that handwriting notes is simply better for engagement, information retention, and mental health than is writing on digital devices. - Author: David Sax
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#50. When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together. - Author: Tom Glazer
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#51. The actual writing time is a lot shorter than the thinking time. I don't do too many notes. I keep it mostly in my head. I usually start writing a new book around January, and it's due October 1. - Author: Harlan Coben
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#52. Most science fiction seemed to be written for people who already liked science fiction; I wanted to write stories for anyone, anywhere, living at any time in the history of the world. - Author: Michael Chabon
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#53. Let me explain something to you - you have not been standing in front of thirty thousand decibals for thirty-five years - write me a note! - Author: Ozzy Osbourne
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#54. I've tried to write songs for other people and it usually requires them singing it and then changing the phrasing. I can put a lot of words in a song, and one of the reasons is, I'm not that good of a singer, so I don't hold a lot of notes. - Author: Craig Finn
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#55. I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process. - Author: George Murray
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#56. Mother calls up the stairs to ask what in the world I'm typing up there all day and I holler down, 'Just typing up some notes from the Bible study. Just writing down all the things I love about Jesus. - Author: Kathryn Stockett
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#57. Sometimes I'll ask the book writer to write a monologue, not to be performed, just as if they were notes for the character. - Author: Stephen Sondheim
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#58. My vocabulary is adequate for writing notes and keeping journals but absolutely useless for an active moral life. - Author: Grace Paley
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#59. Music has seven letters, writing has twenty-six notes - Author: Joseph Joubert
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#60. I try to remember the things that keep me peaceful, happy, and compassionate. I constantly write notes on my phone about little discoveries I make in terms of perspective and habitual thought patterns. My memory seems to let me down, so this really helps me. - Author: Richard Brancatisano
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#61. I wasn't quite used to writing a diary - I didn't understand why people did it - but I wrote down notes and they went into a poem. - Author: Benjamin Clementine
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#62. I don't take notes; I don't outline, I don't do anything like that. I just flail away at the goddamn thing. I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami. You can't sell it as caviar. - Author: Stephen King
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#63. I write letters to my right brain all the time. They're just little notes. And right brain, who likes to get little notes from me, will often come through within a day or two. - Author: Sue Grafton
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#64. Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart. - Author: Wolfgang Puck
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#65. I started writing this feature comedy in New York - a Chris Farley vehicle. The script was decent. When I got to LA, I met some new friends in film school and had them read my script and give me notes. - Author: David Steinberg
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#66. People talk about books that write themselves, and it's a lie. Books don't write themselves. It takes thought and research and backache and notes and more time and more work than you'd believe. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#67. Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up. - Author: Jane Yolen
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#68. Most of us live for the critic, and he lives on us. He doesn't sacrifice himself. He gets so much a line for writing a criticism. If the birds should read the newspapers, they would all take to changing their notes. The parrots would exchange with the nightingales, and what a farce it would be! - Author: William Morris Hunt
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#69. I'm always writing; I'm always jotting things down on paper or making notes in my iPhone. Then I'll make myself sit down and kind of shape it up, but there's really no other way to practice other than onstage. - Author: Sarah Silverman
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#70. I certainly think I'll end up writing about America in some form. I've taken plenty of notes. I like America very much. - Author: Helen Fielding
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#71. Whenever I'm asked what kind of writing is the most lucrative, I have to say ransom notes. - Author: H.N. Swanson
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#72. Reading non-fiction without writing notes is like chewing without swallowing. You will get the taste of it but digest nothing - Author: Ray Hartley
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#73. When you're writing fiction, you don't have notes necessarily. You don't carve it, it's not like a piece of sculpture, it's more like water color. - Author: Joan Didion
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#74. Plot might seem to be a matter of choice. It is not. The particular plot is something the novelist is driven to: it is what is left after the whittling-away of alternatives.' Elizabeth Bowen opened her Notes on Writing a Novel (1945, reprinted in Collected Impressions, Longmans, Green & Co., - Author: Elizabeth Bowen
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#75. People think that writing is writing, but actually writing is editing. Otherwise, you're just taking notes - Author: Chris Abani
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#76. One of the things about writing that inspires
and impresses me, is the music words can make. And, like music, the spaces between the notes can mean as much as the notes themselves.
The Jesus Horse - Author: Melinda West Seifert
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#77. Keeping a [journal] need not be a major chore-just a few minutes of notes each day can be valuable. Writing crystallizes insights, fools the defense of forgetfulness, and builds a collection of ideas and reflections that can spur further insights even years later. - Author: Roger N. Walsh
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#78. My writing process is such that a story will be in my head for awhile, and I'll start making notes on my computer. I create character sheets that include a character's past, fears, goals and ambitions. - Author: Tracie Peterson
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#79. What's the trick to writing a genuinely funny comedy? The trick is therapy. Take notes. - Author: Lake Bell
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#80. Sometimes I don't even know why I'm writing what I'm writing...
I'm just following these people around and taking notes. - Author: P. Anastasia
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#81. Writing my own diary is the best form of remembrance, but only for my own use. I need these notes; it's like an impulse. - Author: Orhan Pamuk
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#82. Note to myself - It is time for me to start taking my guitar lessons. One of my neighbor's singing and guitar strumming skills are so cool that I can't stop marveling at the music wafting around here. - Author: Avijeet Das
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#83. I never make notes; just a few small details when I'm writing, but nothing much. The plot is never written down. I will tell the story to myself, but I won't plan it. I'll speak the narrative in my head for a while. - Author: Ruth Rendell
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#84. The only protection as a historian is to institute a process of research and writing that minimizes the possibility of error. And that I have tried to do, aided by modern technology, which enables me, having long since moved beyond longhand, to use a computer for both organizing and taking notes. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#85. When I begin writing, I have no idea what my novels are ultimately going to be about. I don't have a plot. I never consider a theme. I don't make notes or outlines. - Author: Tawni O'Dell
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#86. I love writing thank-you notes. There's something very nostalgic to me about the feel of a card and putting pen to paper. How many times in our lives are we required to put pen to paper anymore? - Author: Taylor Swift
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#87. The purpose of writing inspirational notes is simply to build others up because there are too many people in the demolition business. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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