As the faculty of writing has chiefly been a masculine endowment, the reproach of making the world miserable has always been thrown upon the women.
I write human stories. I write about people. Not as a product of their environment. But from the stance that everybody is made of the same thing.
I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all.
I can write for weeks or months sometimes and edit it down to a song. I feel like it's a piece of music that will hopefully stand the test of time and hopefully capture a moment in history if I'm doing it correctly and honestly.
When I was in junior high, I would carry around this huge volume of Shakespeare. I just like the romantic vibe. I write about it because I fall in and out of love quite a bit. I was always pulling on my mother’s heartstrings to get more love.
I find historical figures in general very tricky because you feel at times that you're serving two masters. Not only the arc and wonderful writing that comes with the show, but also the history of a person's life.
Sit down every day and DO IT. Writing is a self-taught craft; the more you work at it, the more skilled you become. And when you're not writing, READ.
I'm still writing in my old age. And still loving it. It fills my days. Writing is my salvation. I just get up in the morning, and I'm in this world that I scratch out and begin again and write over - and then suddenly it's lunchtime, and I'm back.
All I can do is write my stories for mankind, and rest easy.
It's a wonderful thing to write. You can reclaim the things you lost.
Collect impressions. Don't be in a hurry to write them down. Because that's something music can do better than painting: it can centralise variations of colour and light within a single picture a truth generally ignored, obvious as it is.
As an editor, I must often tell writers that their stories "do not fit our present needs. " But there are times when I want to reply: "Sir, I would not trust you to write a ransom note. "
In literature, there are only oxen. The biggest ones are the geniuses-the ones who toil eighteen hours a day without tiring.
The ear writes my poems, not the mind.
There's nothing in the world for which a poet will give up writing, not even he is a Jew and the language of his poems is German.
Vivaldi didn't write 400 concertos; he wrote one concerto 400 times.
I'm just going to write my books and do my work and release it. Let the world decide what it is, and if it's any good or not.
I don't really write for an album. I just write songs whenever I feel like it, whenever they come to me. It's all a complete accident.
A forbidden writing is thought to be a certain spark of truth, that flies up in the face of them who seek to tread it out.
I never felt oppressed because of my gender. When I'm writing a poem or drawing, I'm not a female; I'm an artist.
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