Quotes about Writing

The role of the writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. — Anais Nin
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. — Willa Cather

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. — Maya Angelou

To me the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make. — Truman Capote

The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King, On Writing

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities: Truth isn’t. — Mark Twain

Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind. — Rudyard Kipling

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. — Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. — Madeleine L�Engle

Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez