Quotes in Writing

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.

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

There is a marvelous peace in not publishing. ... It's peaceful. Still. Publishing is a terrible invasion of my privacy. I like to write. I live to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure. ... I don't necessarily intend to publish posthumously, but I do like to write for myself. ... I pay for this kind of attitude. I'm known as a strange, aloof kind of man. But all I'm doing is trying to protect myself and my work.

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.

More quotes by   Ray Bradbury view quote details

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.

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The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.

If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize.

More quotes by   Henry James view quote details

You ask me why I do not write something....I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.