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Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.
– Daphne du MaurierRate it:
Writers who have not taken a year of PhD coursework in a decent economics department (and passed their PhD qualifying exams), cannot meaningfully advance the discussion on economic policy.
– Karthik AthreyaRate it:
Writing a book just might be the hardest thing I've ever done, besides trying to get laid in college.
– Howard SternRate it:
Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
– Ernest HemingwayRate it:
Writing blooms flowers for mind, which last forever.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
– Norman MailerRate it:
Writing comes from the fear of failure not from the joy of winning.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
– John UpdikeRate it:
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
– Truman CapoteRate it:
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins commited in previous lives.
– James JoyceRate it:
Writing is a disease of the mind, which is expressed through a pen.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Writing is a great way of talking with an endless audience for never-ending time.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
– E.L. DoctorowRate it:
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 WestRate it:
Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Writing is an incurable psychological disease which only gets worse with writing.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
– Gene FowlerRate it:
Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
– E. B. WhiteRate it:
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
– Iris MurdochRate it:
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 BurchillRate it:
Writing is my first and last love. I can survive without her, but not in the absence of writing.
– Baba FaizRate it:
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
– Robert A. HeinleinRate it:
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
– Jorge Luis BorgesRate it:
Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.
– Octavia E. ButlerRate it:

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