Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 123
Books Inadvertently

I don't write books inadvertently.

- A. N. Wilson

Like Paints

I'd like to write the way Matisse paints.

- A. S. Byatt

Mean Kids

I mean, I don't write for kids.

- Al Yankovic

Try Trend

Don't try to write to the trend of the moment.

- Alan Dean Foster

Passion You

You have to have heart's passion to write a novel.

- Alan Furst

Clearly Readers

Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.

- Albert Camus

Authority Critic

I'm not a food critic, and I'm not really an authority to write anything on food.

- Alex Kapranos

Music I Write

I write music visually.

- Alison Mosshart


I do not write, I build.

- Alvar Aalto

Feel I Feel

I feel a burden if I don't write.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Want Writer

As a writer, all you want to do is write for great actors. That's all.

- Amy Sherman-Palladino

Taste Twice

We write to taste life twice: in the moment and in retrospection.

- Anais Nin

Things Wildly

I don't write things that are wildly abstractly atonal.

- Andre Previn

Only Sequence

I have to write in sequence and only in sequence.

- Andrew Scott

Restaurant Hardest

The hardest novel to write was Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.

- Anne Tyler

Dying Were

Write as if you were dying.

- Annie Dillard

Winter About

Write about winter in the summer.

- Annie Dillard

Art Renunciation

To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.

- Anthony Burgess

Fast Writer

When you're a mid-list writer, it pays to write fast.

- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Would Died

If I can't write it would be as if I died.

- Chris Cleave

Know You

Write what you know.

- Colson Whitehead

Love I Love

I love to write.

- Connor Jessup

Down I Write

If I write something down, it's normally just a sharp one-liner.

- Courtney Barnett

Broadway Wanted

I wanted to write for Broadway.

- Cynthia Weil

Try About

I try to write about the stuff that torments us all.

- Danielle Steel

Favorite Pastime

My favorite pastime is to write.

- Danny Bonaduce

History Want

I want to write for history, not for the moment.

- David Maraniss

Pretty Anywhere

I can write pretty much anywhere.

- David Mitchell


I didn't want to write travelogues.

- Deborah Eisenberg

Music Words

I can write music but I'm not much for words.

- Jim Diamond


I don't write songs.

- John Corbett

People Really

I really write for people.

- John Eaton

Walk I Write

I write and walk and swim and drink.

- John le Carre


I don't write to a genre.

- John Searles

Coffee Drink

I drink coffee. Without coffee, I probably couldn't write.

- Jonathan Ames

Place About

To write about a place, you have to live there.

- Jonathan Ames

Song Perform

'Firecracker' was such a fun song to write and to perform.

- Josh Turner

Instruments I Write

I write on all instruments.

- Billy Sherwood

Myself Always

I always write the script by myself.

- Bong Joon-ho

Lines Punch

I don't write punch lines.

- Bonnie Hunt

Through Been

I don't write anything that I hadn't experienced or hadn't been through.

- Brantley Gilbert

Honest I Write

I'm as honest as I can possibly be when I write.

- Brantley Gilbert

Memory I Write

I write in a rush of memory.

- Brent Runyon


When I can't write, it depresses me.

- Brian Wilson

Control Flows

When you write a story, it just flows and you don't control it. It's subconscious.

- Imtiaz Ali

God Him

Life is God's novel. Let him write it.

- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Like About

I like to write on tour busses and airplanes. Something about moving.

- Bryce Dessner

Understand Order

We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.

- C. Day Lewis

Very I Write

I write very slowly.

- Carla Bley

Beyond Needed

One tends to write beyond what's needed.

- James Schuyler

Fast I Write

I write fast, I write beautifully, I write convincingly.

- James Toback

Want Quickly

I don't write quickly, and I don't want to.

- Jay Griffiths

Simple Only

Simple is the only way I can write.

- Don Gibson

Two Every

I don't write a novel every two years.

- Jayne Anne Phillips

Yourself Every Day

Write for yourself. That's it. And write every day.

- E. L. James

Say Sign

If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it.

- Earl Wilson

Experience Helps

All experience helps when you write.

- Jerome Lawrence

Poverty I Write

I write to escape; to escape poverty.

- Edgar Rice Burroughs


To write is a humiliation.

- Edward Dahlberg

Songs Anymore

I don't really write songs anymore.

- Justin Vernon

Satire Difficult

It is difficult not to write satire.

- Juvenal

Love I Love

I love to write.

- Kara Hayward

I Can You

If you can write it, I can be it.

- Karen Black

Trying Songs

And I'm not trying to write heavy songs.

- Elliott Smith

Sad Powerful

It can be really powerful to write something when you're sad.

- Kathryn Stockett

Much I Write

I write with as much objectivity as I can.

- Ernest Gaines

People Books

People do write books.

- Kevin Pietersen

Wish Fulfillment

All of us write wish fulfillment.

- Lee Child

Non-Fiction Trained

I wasn't trained to write non-fiction.

- Leila Aboulela


I do not write for an audience.

- Leon Uris

Myself Essentially

I essentially write for myself.

- Leon Uris

Strengths Cast

When you cast somebody, you write to their strengths.

- Geoff Stults

Music Easy

It is easy to write unthinking music.

- George Crumb

Kind Need

I kind of need to be ambulatory to write lyrics.

- Lin-Manuel Miranda


I didn't write a book. It wasn't for self-enrichment.

- Linda Tripp

Hate Outlines

Don't write outlines; I hate outlines.

- George R. R. Martin

Interested I Write

I write what I'm interested in.

- Lisa See

Words I Write

I write a thousand words a day.

- Lisa See

Studio I Write

I write in the studio.

- Macy Gray

Think About

I don't think age has anything to do with what you write about.

- Gloria Vanderbilt

Little Girls I Write

What I write is not for little girls.

- Theophile Gautier

Every Day I Write

I write every day.

- Graham Russell

Choose Books

We don't choose the books we write; they choose us.

- Miriam Toews

Wrote Lived

I lived to write, and wrote to live.

- Samuel Rogers

I Can Least

At least I can write.

- R. L. Stine

Think Sometimes

Sometimes I panic and think I can't really write.

- Sara Paretsky

You About

Write what you care about.

- Sara Paretsky

Me About

All I can do is write about whatever grabs me.

- Sarah Waters

Tend Really

I really tend to write in retrospect.

- Randy Houser

Rich Checks

When you're rich you don't write checks.

- Randy Moss

Personal Mostly

Mostly, I don't write overtly personal stuff.

- Randy Newman

Always I Write

I write, I write, I always write.

- Tom Araya

Tend Mornings

I tend to write in the mornings.

- Scott Turow

Someone Please

You can't write something to please someone.

- Sean Durkin

Poetry Like

I like to write poetry.

- Rebecca Ferguson


One writes what one can, or has to, write.

- Neel Mukherjee

Day Road

I don't write on tour. There is so much to do day in and day out when you are on the road.

- Tommy Shaw

Book Show

You don't write a book to show off.

- Tony Orlando

Love I Love

I love to write poetry.

- Shayne Ward

Unless Overlooking

I can't write unless I'm overlooking water.

- Mark Carwardine