Writing And Reading Quotes

Writing And Reading Quotes by George Orwell, Richard Flanagan, C. J. Cherryh, Mary Oliver, Confucius, Anne Lamott and many others.

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
George Orwell
Writing reminds you that you’re never alone. Writing and reading is to be optimistic.
Richard Flanagan
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.
George Orwell
It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.
C. J. Cherryh
We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy. I spent a great deal of time in my younger years just writing and reading, walking around the woods in Ohio, where I grew up.
Mary Oliver
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship
Anne Lamott
The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
Samuel Johnson
Love of books is the best of all.
Jackie Kennedy
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
Bernard Williams
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
Oscar Wilde
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Samuel Johnson
I don’t spend as much time drawing as I do writing and reading. That’s the really work-intensive part. And by the time I have enough material, it’s often way past due time to put the comic up, and I’m already behind schedule, and I have to kind of rush it.
Kate Beaton
The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes
Julie Powell
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Thomas Mann
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Joseph Brodsky
The three things that help writing the most are living, writing, and reading. In that order.
Hisham Matar