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Writing is a fantastic way to express ideas, fantasies, emotions, and more. It is the spread of language and culture. It is truly one of the wonders of our world. Writing helps us express our ideas, learn new things, express our emotions, rant to an unknown, and it lets future generations learn from our mistakes and triumphs. It is something that helped advance society and culture to what it is today. Also, it helps us pass down delicious recipes. Yum!

These writing quotes are all about the act.


Often when I write I am trying to make words do the work of line and color. I have the painter's sensitivity to light. Much... of my writing is verbal painting.
Elizabeth Bowen
Good writing is rewriting.
Truman Capote
Let the reader find that he cannot afford to omit any line of your writing because you you have omitted every word that he can spare.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Gene Fowler
The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write, write.
Ernest Gaines
Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
Samuel Johnson
The problem is to teach ourselves to think, and the writing will take care of itself.
Christopher Mobley
By writing quickly we are not brought to write well, but by writing well we are brought to write quickly.
Quintilian
Why use a modifier to set straight a not-quite right noun when the right noun is available?
William Safire
Write regularly, day in and day out, at whatever times of day you find that you write best. Don't wait till you feel that you are in the mood. Write, whether you are feeling inclined to write or not.
Arnold J. Toynbee
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