The writing in this book gives us a vocabulary and a way of seeing. But ultimately, with these words resonating in our consciousness, we must turn to the book of nature itself. It matters how we think about and touch this place during our brief and precious time in the world…it can come to reside in us as surely as we reside in it.
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
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.
The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.
“If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.”
“There are many rules of good writing, but the best way to find them is to be a good reader.”
The elasticity of imagination and compassion is what writing and reading promote.
Writing is the only way I know to demand justice from an uncaring universe.
light reading is not light writing.
A songwriter writes songs all the time, whereas just writing a song can be done by anyone, anytime.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing god, who is sending a love letter to the world.
Praised be I, writing, dead already and dead again.
If you dont [sic] say what you want, what's the sense of writing?
All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.
I'm writing this book because we're all going to die.
Good writing is like a windowpane.
Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.
I'm not a writer with a drinking problem, i'm a drinker with a writing problem.
I hate writing, I love having written.
You can make anything out of writing.
You can make anything by writing.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.