On Writing

Writing is thinking on paper.
William Zinsser

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

How do I know what I think until I see what I say?
E. M. Forster

The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak.
Friederich Nietzsche

The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with.
William Faulkner

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.
Sidney Sheldon

We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing, which is one reason why they write so little.
Anne Lamott

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