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Funny quotes about writing that will inspire you to write…or not.

Updated: Jun 19

"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."
--Mark Twain

 "Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college."
--Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country

“Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”
- Gene Fowler, American journalist, author, and dramatist
 
"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can't allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative."
 -- Elmore Leonard, The Bounty Hunters

"I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged."
--Erica Jong, Fear of Flying
 
"When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time."
--Lady Gaga, American singer-songwriter and actress
 
“From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”
- Winston Churchill

“If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published.”
- Anonymous
 
I hope you laughed out loud. I did!
 
Do you have a favorite quote? Add it in the comment section below.
 
Happy writing!

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