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I Think Fact

I always say I write my own novels and the characters don't take control of me, but in fact, I look at the characters in the early stages and I think, 'What is he or she like,' and they slowly come together and they become the person they are.

- A. S. Byatt

My Life Happen

I write about my feelings, things that happen in my life and experiences.

- Aaron Carter

About Poems

I write poetry on my iPhone. I've got about 100 poems on there.

- Aaron Neville

Tell Very

Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I'm writing episode seven now and couldn't tell you what happens in episode eight.

- Aaron Sorkin

Best Direct

When I write something, I want the best director to direct it. And that's not going to be me. So when David Fincher comes along and wants to direct 'The Social Network,' when Bennett Miller comes along and wants to direct 'Moneyball,' or when Danny Boyle wants to direct 'Jobs'? Hallelujah. I want them directing it.

- Aaron Sorkin

Anybody About

I am uncomfortable talking about the things that I write. It seems unseemly to me. I have no problem at all when I see anybody else talking about the same project, but I feel my work should speak for itself.

- Aaron Sorkin

Small Read

Normally, I just sit in my quiet little room and do the small things that bring me pleasures. I read my books, I answer email, I write a little bit.

- Aaron Swartz

Kid Florida

When I got to Florida, I was a British kid, but I was also an Indian kid: a brown kid with an English accent. Talk about being an outsider. And that's become the theme of a lot of the stuff I write about.

- Aasif Mandvi

Eight Early Days

I write by stealing time. The hours in the day have never felt as if they belonged to me. The greatest number has belonged to my day job as a physician and professor of medicine - eight to 12 hours, and even more in the early days.

- Abraham Verghese

Reason Been

Lest it sound as if I resent my day job, I have to say that my day job is the reason I write, and it has been the best thing for me as a writer.

- Abraham Verghese

Love Still

Medicine, you see, is my first love; whether I write fiction or nonfiction, and even when it has nothing to do with medicine, it's still about medicine. After all, what is medicine but life plus? So I write about life.

- Abraham Verghese

Own Very

Penmanship means a lot to me. I don't have cursive penmanship, though. I've created my own penmanship. It's very clear. Everyone can read it. I write things down all day long.

- Action Bronson

My Life I Think

I'm a mad thinker in general. I think about everything, all the time. Especially when I write music, a lot of the influences come from personal experiences or from being on the outside looking in, being that person who witnessed things that stuck with me throughout my life.

- Adam Hicks

Play Stage

I play in a band, I write songs, I sing, you know, perform on stage.

- Adam Levine

Very Long Period

I'm pretty obsessive-compulsive, and I'm very fast. I tend to not write for a long period of time until I can't not write, and then I write first drafts in gallops. I won't eat right. I forget to do my laundry.

- Adam Rapp

Very Gig

I am a book reviewer. I write for a glossy magazine called 'SCI FI.' The money is not life-changing, but it's a low-stress gig. Publishers send me their books. More than I could possibly read. I pick a few and write about them, put a very few others on the shelf, to be perused at my leisure, someday.

- Adam-Troy Castro

Love Broken

I don't write songs about a specific, elusive thing. I write about love, and everyone knows what it is like to have your heart broken.

- Adele

Away About

The way I write my songs is that I have to believe what I'm writing about, and that's why they always end up being so personal - because the kind of artists I like, they convince me, they totally win me over straight away in that thing. Like, 'Oh my God, this song is totally about me.'

- Adele

Love Incurable

I am an incurable romantic. I am even in love with the idea of being in love, and hence, I write a lot of love songs.

- Adnan Sami

Words Been

I've never been a believer in the word-count thing. I write slowly and tinker with the words and the word order, and I throw a lot of stuff out.

- Adrian McKinty

Going Like

I am in total silence when I write - I don't even like the sound of the dryer going - I like the quiet.

- Adriana Trigiani

Very Surrounded

I write in two very different places: my desk in Palo Alto, California, is piled high with myriad jumbled books and papers whose stratigraphy is a challenge. Summers in Bozeman, Montana, I write in a spare space, surrounded by interesting rocks and fossils instead of books, on an old oak table with nothing but my laptop.

- Adrienne Mayor

Rules Very

I write on a very strict 2-hour-a-day schedule, and I really respond to structure and invented rules. So even if I'm finding out good information on a character, I will stop when I'm set to stop.

- Aimee Bender

Like Get

I get satisfaction when I write something I like, when I'm happy with it.

- Al Franken

Sexuality Like

I am not a prisoner of my sexuality like men younger than myself although I write about being a prisoner.

- Al Goldstein

Some Touched

I'm touched by Jon Hendricks. I want some of my music to reflect that. And when I write, you're going to hear it.

- Al Jarreau

My Life Rest

I know now that everything I write, I'm going to put out, and I'll have to live with it for the rest of my life.

- Al Yankovic

I Think Tell

I write and write and write, and then I edit it down to the parts that I think are amusing, or that help the storyline, or I'll write a notebook full of ideas of anecdotes or story points, and then I'll try and arrange them in a way that they would tell a semi-cohesive story.

- Al Yankovic

Like Other

When I'm writing, I write all day. Other days, I sit around thinking. Or I run around from one meeting to another, out in the world. It varies, and I like that.

- Alain de Botton

Half Least

I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web.

- Alan Dean Foster

Sophisticated Call

I write what I call 'novels of consolation' for people who are bright and sophisticated.

- Alan Furst

Biographies About

I write about the period 1933-42, and I read books written during those years: books by foreign correspondents of the time, histories of the time written contemporaneously or just afterwards, autobiographies and biographies of people who were there, present-day histories of the period, and novels written during those times.

- Alan Furst

Select Placed

I write. This is what I do. My job is to sit down with my vocabulary, select words, and decide what order they should be placed in an attempt to keep someone's attention and perhaps provide them with a laugh or two along the way.

- Alan Zweibel

Strong About

I'm really connected to people, and my relationships with people are paramount, so I write about relationships, particularly strong female ones. In my family, there were six girls born in five years. We were best friends. And my parents raised all of us as first-class citizens.

- Alane Ferguson

Sometimes Minutes

I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs, I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes.

- Alanis Morissette

Revenge Some

Do I appreciate the idea of jealousy, revenge and all these so-called dark qualities? Yes. Do I write these songs in order to engage in some public war with someone? No.

- Alanis Morissette


I attempt to create a form of seriocomic entertainment to either delight, enlighten, or disgust, whichever you'd like. In terms of making motion pictures, I write and direct and act. I guess you'd say I'm a filmmaker.

- Albert Brooks

Give Comic Books

I write books, I write for comic books, I give lectures... I live. And when the opportunity comes to do a picture, I do a picture.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Suffering Young

I live making comics. Comics is an industrial art but less suffering, because comics are for young people who are more adventurous. I do that. I live off comics, and then I write books, but when you want movies, you cannot make movies without money.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Big Subconsciously

When I write, I like squeezing as many words as possible into each bar - I've listened to the Fugees and Lauryn Hill for as long as I can remember, so probably a big chunk of it subconsciously comes from that.

- Alessia Cara

Doing Held

My friends all regarded me as a man of unsound mind because I held the view that my wife was with me in spirit always. I have lived with her spirit guiding me every day and she is with me now as I write this letter, and helps me to do as I am now doing.

- Alex Campbell

Read Contemporary

I write contemporary fiction, and that is what my readers want to read.

- Alex Flinn

Think I Think

I think everything I write is from an atheist perspective. I mean, it's partly from an atheist perspective because I'm an atheist, and I'm just not really interested in religious-based questions.

- Alex Garland

Big Spoke

I always have Moleskine notebooks on my desk. I am a big journaler. Every day I write down where I went, who I spoke to and what it was all about. Richard Branson told me to do that.

- Alexa Von Tobel

Year Very

I write four books a year. I'm very fortunate that I write quickly; around 3,500 words a day. Being strict about delineating my writing time and personal life, as well as keeping distractions at bay, is the only way I can accomplish this.

- Alexander McCall Smith

Ideas Read

I write and I read, and I write and read my way into and out of ideas and life. And that's what we do. That's what storytellers do.

- Alexandra Fuller

Think I Think

If I think of a reader while I am writing, the only reader who really matters for me is my wife. It's most important to me that she likes what I write.

- Alexi Zentner

Lot Would

I write a lot too, so I would like to write or direct in the future if I can.

- Alexis Bledel

Purpose Other

I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.

- Alfred Nobel

I Think Fiction

I never start out with any kind of connecting theme or plan. Everything just falls the way it falls. I don't ever think about what kind of fiction I write or what I am writing about or what I am trying to write about. When I'm writing, what I do is I think about a story that I want to tell.

- Alice Munro

Back Through

When I was younger, my mother and I, we'd have these crazy, crazy fights. Everyone would storm out mad, and the only way that I'd be able to express myself was to write her. We would write letters back and forth for days. When I'm writing, I feel uninterrupted. I write what I'm going through and how I see it.

- Alicia Keys

Music Write

I write music visually.

- Alison Mosshart

Characters Lot

I put a lot of myself into my characters when I write.

- Alison Tyler

Environment Talk

I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way.

- Allan Sloan

Time Record

I write and record all the time; it's my hobby and my passion.

- Alvin Lee

Allow Very

I'm very serious about what I write and who I allow to produce the music, because I want to make sure it's a true album, and not just something pushed out there to create hype and more fame for myself.

- Alyson Stoner

About Cut

When I write, I tend to be quite cut off from the world. At that point of time, I'm not thinking about editors, publishers or readers. I write the story the way it comes to me.

- Amish Tripathi

Some Poems

I write poems like some people sing in the bathroom.

- Amit Bhatia

Every Day My Own

I write my own blog every day. I do the Twitter every day and the Facebook. Without a gap. I do everything myself: I load my own photographs; I sometimes take my own videos and post them.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Willing Unlovable

I certainly want people to like my writing, but I know that if I write with the intention of trying to please people, the writing will not be good because it will not be authentic. So, ironically, I have to be willing to write something strange or unlovable in order to write anything truly good.

- Amity Gaige

Warm Read

I often read poetry to 'warm up' before I write.

- Amity Gaige

Happen Outlines

I make extensive outlines before I write a book. I usually know what will happen. I know the characters, and I know what they are about.

- Amor Towles

Song Lucky

Every time I write a song I feel really lucky and kind of surprised. Not surprised that I wrote it, but just surprised that things exist that you don't know about.

- Amos Lee

Think Like

I don't like scaring people off. When I tell people I'm a writer, they look kind of interested. Then I tell them that I write poetry, and they think I'm weird.

- Amy Gerstler

Through Other

I write about everything, but I just - how faith filters through all that and colors your opinion of other people and life and all that.

- Amy Grant

Thought Always

I write by myself initially. That's the way I've always written, just working on pure thought by myself. Then I bring it to the table with whoever I'm collaborating with.

- Amy Lee

Sometimes Like

I dream crazy vivid dreams. Like, entire movies. And sometimes I write songs about them.

- Amy Lee

Deep Die

I write because I know that one day I will die, and thus I should experience as many deliberate observations, careful thoughts, wild ideas, and deep emotions as I can before that day occurs.

- Amy Tan

Past Song

I write songs about stuff that I can't really get past personally - and then I write a song about it and I feel better.

- Amy Winehouse

Girlfriends About

All the songs I write are about human dynamics, whether it's with girlfriends, boyfriends, or family.

- Amy Winehouse

Lord Own

I write just knowing that I enjoy writing. But if I have to write, it seems like nothing comes. But when I go there for my own pleasure, the Lord might just give me loads of stuff all at once.

- Andrae Crouch

Behind Though

I write - so it would seem - to recapture, to preserve and return to the past, though I might just as easily be writing to forget and put that past behind me.

- Andre Aciman

May Move

I may write about place and displacement, but what I'm really writing about is dispersion, evasion, ambivalence: not so much a subject as a move in everything I write.

- Andre Aciman

Say Working Class

I grew up in a working-class family, so I guess you could say I write from what I know.

- Andrea Arnold

Nothing Actually

There's actually nothing interesting about me except what I write.

- Andrea Barrett

Very Certain Way

I've always written about people who have very abstracted in a certain way. I write about scientists and artists and musicians. I write about people who live in their heads who are very obsessed about a certain set of details in the physical world.

- Andrea Barrett

Next I Think

I think writers of memoirs need to be respected for the bold decision they take to bare their lives open. That alone should be enough. The things I write about, if you notice, are sensitive issues for a lot of people. If I told you my age, they would get ideas. The next thing you know they'll be filing lawsuits against me.

- Andrea Hirata

Distance Yelling

From a building right in front of my windows, I can observe the speed of the sunrises and sunsets. The voices of children playing, laughing, yelling, and crying on the playground crawl up to the eighth floor, where I write. Their voices sound so innocent from a distance.

- Andrea Hirata

Motivated Lot

I write a lot more when I'm happy, because you're hopeful, you're motivated.

- Andrew Bird

Star Movie

I write a number of screenplays, and I've never really come up with a part for a movie star.

- Andrew Dominik

Hope Over

I write between 5.30am and 9.00. That way, I hope I carry over something from my dream time.

- Andrew Motion

Pleasure Because

I write everything in Courier 12 because I write for publication, not pleasure.

- Andrew Vachss

Against About

Whenever I write about mental health and integrative therapies, I am accused of being prejudiced against pharmaceuticals. So let me be clear - integrative medicine is the judicious application of both conventional and evidence-based natural therapies.

- Andrew Weil

My Life More

More than anything, I write about what I know. The experiences that I've had in my life and that we've all had collectively, that's what we draw from.

- Andy Biersack

Feel Prepare

If I do a bit on stage, I prepare too much. Those bits are all really, really carefully written, and overwritten, and researched. I really don't feel like I can wing it. So I write it out word for word, and when I'm onstage I'll improvise around it.

- Andy Daly

Song Right

There's two things that are tough when you're trying to be a songwriter: Number one is, how do I write a great song? The second thing is, how do I write a great song that's right for me?

- Andy Grammer

Song Like

If I write a sad song, at the end it's gotta be like, 'Dude, things are looking up!'

- Andy Grammer

Space About

If someone offered me a free trip to the International Space Station, I would decline. I like Earth. I like the internet. I like Diet Coke. I have cats. I write about brave people - I'm not one of them.

- Andy Weir

Think I Think

There are many people who say, 'I write for myself.' I think that if you write and publish, then you write for your readers, not just for yourself. Many writers say that they write to be loved. I place myself among those writers.

- Angeles Mastretta

Think Teach

Why do you think I write these feminist songs, to try and teach myself to respect myself. You know, it's not because I'm a hero.

- Ani DiFranco

Trying Think

People think that because I write about India I must be trying to portray India in a way.

- Anita Desai

Endlessly Edit

I edit as I write. I revise endlessly. I don't go forward until I know that what I've written is as good as I can make it.

- Anita Shreve

Myself Sometimes

I immerse myself in everything I write; I feel what my characters do. I suffer with them. I cry as I type, sometimes to the point that I can't see the screen.

- Ann Aguirre

Tell Environments

The people I write are real to me, and basically, they tell me about their environments on a need-to-know basis.

- Ann Aguirre

About Aspects

While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story.

- Ann Beattie

Think I Think

I think I write about things that are mysterious to me.

- Ann Beattie

Small Everyone

I write traditional drama, and the small enclosed communities work well with this form. I enjoy exploring secrets. On small islands, privacy is important, and there are secrets that everyone can guess but nobody talks about.

- Ann Cleeves

Will Read

I write so that people will read what I write. I don't want to write a book that a thousand people read, or just privileged people read. I want to write a book whose emotional truth people can understand. For me, that's what it's about.

- Ann Hood

Putting Comics

I know I've erred in the past putting too much of my social justice sentiments in comics, but hopefully not too much, and I tried to only do that with characters that it made sense with it. These days, with the 'social justice' aspects of the two books I write, 'Catwoman' and 'Katana,' the concerns are more about moral justice.

- Ann Nocenti

Big Plays

I write plays about big, intense subjects.

- Anna Deavere Smith