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A Quote by Barry Mann on waiting, writers, and writing

I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.

Barry Mann

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on writing, waiting, paper, writers, faith, hope, and work

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Georg Buehler on writing, self-discovery, self-knowledge, writers, life, philosophy, and experience

The process of writing can be a powerful tool for self-discovery. Writing demands self-knowledge; it forces the writer to become a student of human nature, to pay attention to his experience, to understand the nature of experience itself. By delving into raw experience and distilling it into a work of art, the writer is engaging in the heart and soul of philosophy - making sense out of life.

Georg Buehler

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on writing, writers, alone, loneliness, isolation, connection, and life

Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life; they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. 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

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A Quote by Will Self on writing, writers, creativity, art, artists, and philosophy

Well, I wanted to be a philosopher, which is the idlest occupation in the world. I wanted to be involved in abstract thought, but because of various problems with the authorities I wasn't able to pull that one off. A lifetime of idleness in academia would have really suited me. So I was thrown out, as it were. Other than that, there seemed no possible idle occupations, so writing . . . although writing isn't exactly idleness. There's an enormous tension between indolence and languor.

Will Self

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A Quote by Alan Watts on writing, writers, art, creativity, self, and expression

Advice? I don't have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you're writing, you're a writer. Write like you're a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there's no chance for a pardon. Write like you're clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you've got just one last thing to say, like you're a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God's sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we're not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don't. Who knows, maybe you're one of the lucky ones who doesn't have to.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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A Quote by Annie Dillard on writing, reading, writers, meaningful, mystery, power, and intelligence

Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so that we may feel again their majesty and power? What do we ever know that is higher than that power which, from time to time, seizes our lives, and reveals us startlingly to ourselves as creatures set down here bewildered?

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

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A Quote by Dante Terrel Smith on writer, writers, picture, landscape, mos def, and paint

What I take from writers I like is their economy -- the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words -- that's magical. That's what I've been trying to strive for -- to draw a clear picture, to open up a new dimension

Mos Def

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A Quote by Mark Twain on spelling, english, famous, writers, and mark twain

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Anne-Marie Oomen on writers and artists

Our job is to enter your heart.

Anne-Marie Oomen

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