I can’t sleep so here are some of my favorite writing quotes:
I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.
There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
I try to leave out the parts that people skip.
The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you want to say.
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
As to the adjective, when in doubt, strike it out.
Keep a diary and one day it will keep you.
One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment.
Writing is the product of silence.
Books want to be born; I never make them. They come to me and insist on being written, and on being such and such.
The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in shock proof shit detector.
The best style is the one you don’t notice.
I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everyone’s head.
I want to make a quote about writing but I think they’re all taken.