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Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
– E.L. Doctorow
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
– Jessamyn West
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
– Gene Fowler
Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
– E. B. White
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
– Iris Murdoch
Writing is more than anything a compulsion, like some people wash their hands thirty times a day for fear of awful consequences if they do not. It pays a whole lot better than this type of compulsion, but it is no more heroic.
– Julie Burchill
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
– Robert A. Heinlein
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
– Jules Renard
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
– Gloria Steinem
Writing only leads to more writing.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.
– Willa Sibert Cather
Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader's full attention.
– William S. Burroughs
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind.
– Catherine Drinker Bowen
Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
– John F. Kennedy
Written words in solitary are medicine.
– Sharon Greatwood Callen
Wrong is but falsehood put in practice.
– Walter Savage Landor

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