Art Of Writing Quotes

Art Of Writing Quotes by Novalis, Jorge Luis Borges, Kinky Friedman, François-René de Chateaubriand, Gustave Flaubert, Clarence Day and many others.

The art of writing books is not yet invented. But it is

The art of writing books is not yet invented. But it is at the point of being invented. Fragments of this nature are literary seeds. There may be many an infertile grain among them: nevertheless, if only some come up!
Novalis
The art of writing is mysterious, the opinions we hold are ephemeral.
Jorge Luis Borges
The art of writing fiction is to sail as dangerously close to the truth as possible without sinking the ship
Kinky Friedman
Achilles exists only through Homer . Take away the art of writing from this world , and you will probably take away its glory .
François-René de Chateaubriand
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Gustave Flaubert
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Clarence Day
Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.
John Updike
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
Truman Capote
I can’t write five words but that I change seven.
Dorothy Parker
The great art of writing is the art of making people real to themselves with words.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.
Ray Bradbury
The great art of writing is knowing when to stop.
Josh Billings
The craft or art of writing is the clumsy attempt to find symbols for the wordlessness.
John Steinbeck
Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Mark Twain
Read over your compositions and whenever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Samuel Johnson
When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.
George Orwell
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
Cyril Connolly