7.2 Glossary - Great quotes about writing

Have a look at some great quotes about writing. If you know any yourself feel free to add them to the glossary.

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“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.” 
― Aristotle

Asimov, I

"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."

―Isaac Asimov


Batch, P

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.” 
― Richard Bach

Bradbury, R

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."

―Ray Bradbury

Bulwer-Lytton, E

“The pen is mightier than the sword” 

―Edward Bulwer-Lytton 


Coelho, P

"Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions."

―Paulo Coelho


DeMille, N

"I like the process of pencil and paper as opposed to a machine. I think the writing is better when it's done in handwriting."

―Nelson Demille

Didion, J

"Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?"

―Joan Didion


Farmer, P

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” 
― Philip José Farmer

Franklin, B

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

―Benjamin Franklin

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