Writing Is Hell Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 36 Writing Is Hell Quotes

#1. It's hell writing and it's hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written. - Author: Robert Hass
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#2. One of the things about writing a novel is you can do it any way you want. It's your voice that's important and I see absolutely no reason why a screenplay can't be the same. It makes it a hell of a lot easier when you're the writer and the director. - Author: Quentin Tarantino
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#3. Writing is easy, its marketing that is truly hell! - Author: L.A. Jones
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#4. A Tibetan Lama said to me, "The best place to stand, Ram Dass, is halfway between hope and hopelessness." So I can write a scenario for the 21st century in either direction. One is that it all goes to hell and that it's truly the dark age. - Author: Ram Dass
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#5. The best parts about writing a show are [its] first, second and 10th anniversaries. Everything else is relative levels of hell. - Author: Alan Menken
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#6. Writing is such a strange, utterly mysterious process. First, there was nothing; then, suddenly, there was something. I don't know where thoughts are born. Where the hell does it come from? I don't know. I really don't know. - Author: Paul Auster
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#7. I write because it's all I know how to do. Writing is my anchor and my purpose. My life is informed by writing, whether the work is going well or I'm stuck in the hell of writer's block, which I'm happy to report only occurs about once a day. - Author: Sue Grafton
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#8. Writing poetry is a pleasure, ... a pleasure out of hell - Author: Kenneth Slessor
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#9. You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart
your stories, visions, memories, songs: your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is really all you have to offer us, and it's why you were born. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#10. What is hell to a writer? Hell is being too busy to find the time to write or being unable to find the inspiration. Hell is suddenly finding the words but being away from your notebook or typewriter. Hell is when the verses slip away through your fingers and they never return again. - Author: R.M. Engelhardt
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#11. Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven. - Author: Salma Hayek
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#12. Whatever's going on with me at the time of writing is going to find its way into the piece. If that doesn't happen, then what the hell am I doing? So if I'm writing 'Inglourious Basterds,' and I'm in love with a girl and we break up, that's going to find its way into the piece. - Author: Quentin Tarantino
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#13. I do want to work on writing, because writing's a skill. Writing is something that you can train yourself to know better. To know yourself better. And it's intimidating as hell. - Author: Kristen Stewart
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#14. Well, my book is written-let it go. But if it were only to write over again there wouldn't be so many things left out. They burn in me; and they keep multiplying; but now they can't ever be said. And besides, they would require a library-and a pen warmed up in hell. - Author: Mark Twain
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#15. Let's face it, writing is hell. - Author: William Styron
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#16. The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail. The trouble with most fiction is that you want them all to land in hell together, as quickly as possible. - Author: Mark Twain
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#17. Writing is so difficult that I often feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment hereafter. - Author: Jessamyn West
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#18. Writing just for the hell of it is heaven. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#19. I never thought I would write an autobiography, probably because my first novel, Go Now, is really all drawn from my life, even though it's more about the psychology going on. - Author: Richard Hell
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#20. If we are artists- hell, whether or not we're artists- it is our job, our responsibility, perhaps even our sacred calling, to take whatever life has handed us and make something new, something that wouldn't have existed if not for the fire, the genetic mutation, the sick baby, the accident. - Author: Dani Shapiro
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#21. The secret is that when you've been pitched head first into hell you just write about it - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#22. I never know what the hell I'm writing about, I never know what the next thing I'm writing about is, I never have a plan. - Author: Tracy Letts
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#23. Lying in bed and smoking my sixth or seventh cigarette of the morning, I'm wondering what the hell I'm going to do today. Oh yeah, I gotta write this thing. But that's not work, really, is it? It feels somehow shifty and ... dishonest, making a buck writing. - Author: Anthony Bourdain
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#24. Songwriting is Hell on Earth. If it isn't, then you're doing it wrong. - Author: Jimmy Webb
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#25. I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity. - Author: Bill Hybels
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#26. The road to hell is paved with adverbs. - Author: Stephen King
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#27. I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell. - Author: William Styron
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#28. Everything I write is sinful, full of lies, especially the big one, the one you go to hell for: pretending not to be a fool. - Author: Sallie Tisdale
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#29. I don't really write for fun; it's not an enjoyable experience. For me, art, or whatever the hell it is I do, has always been a refuge from that which makes me want to tear my lungs out. That's why I play like I play; I'm not into entertainment. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#30. Writing is like having sex. The people who never shut up about doing it are usually the ones who don't know what the hell they're doing. - Author: Greg Sisco
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#31. Another thing that's good about writing to describe a situation or a state of consciousness is that you can finally get it right. That was my intention, and that's always interesting. - Author: Richard Hell
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#32. There is probably no hell for authors in the next world
they suffer so much from critics and publishers in this one. - Author: C.N. Bovee
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#33. The impulse to write the poem, that impulse is a great dramatic impulse. But hell, anybody could write a play. I do know this: all writers are not dramatists. You may be a great writer, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're a dramatist. Very few people have done both. - Author: August Wilson
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#34. Sometimes writing is pure hell. I'll write something and look at it in a few hours and say, "This is crap. What will I do with my life? I'll never write again." It's a bipolar business, and you bounce back. You become gripped with some new insight that shows the way. - Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
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#35. When you go home tonight, make a list of the people who are impediments, who don't believe in you, and call them up and tell them, 'Get the hell out of my life.' You don't need them. Writing is tough enough without having people around you who contribute to a writer's insecurity. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#36. I write songs on a course of time that's comfortable for me. I would probably never write a song from start to finish in the course of a day, hell probably not even a week. My mind is always going to change and my emotional state will also change on a daily basis. - Author: James Vincent McMorrow
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