Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Quote of the day, Sept. 7

September 7, 2017

Eudora Welty, on writing

“Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.”

Quote of the day, March 21

March 21, 2017

Winston S. Churchill, on writing

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 14

January 14, 2017

Jared Diamond, from Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005)

“Knowledge brings power. Hence writing brings power to modern societies, by making it possible to transmit knowledge with far greater accuracy and in far greater quantity and detail, from more distant lands and more remote times.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 13

January 14, 2017

Jared Diamond, from Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005)

“Writing marched together with weapons, microbes, and centralized political organizations as a modern agent of conquest. The commands of the monarchs and the merchants who organized colonizing fleets were conveyed in writing.”

Quote of the day, June 9

June 9, 2014

Francis Bacon, on education

“Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.”

Quote of the day, March 18

March 18, 2014

Anne Lamott, on writing

“When you’re conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader.”


Quote of the day, Nov. 16

November 16, 2013

Ralph Ellison, on writing

“The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.”


Quote of the day, May 23

May 23, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, on writing

“I never think that anything I’m writing is bluntly political in any way. I’m not going for commentary.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 27

December 27, 2012

Jeff MacNelly, on writing

“Writing is simple. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 3

November 3, 2012

Geoff Dyer, on writing

“When you are lonely, writing can keep you company. (more…)