Please find below a curated list of 72 of The Best Writing Life Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Writing Life Quotes that resonate.
You know that this vignette and that vignette belong side by side, you know that a certain turn of phrase you’ve been saving will probably work best within a given section of the narrative. As in a jazz performance, writing lives or dies by what’s produced in that moment. But that moment is attended by long preparation.
For me, the writing life doesn’t just happen when I sit at the writing desk. It is a life lived with a centering principle, and mine is this: that I will pay close attention to this world I find myself in. ‘My heart keeps open house,’ was the way the poet Theodore Roethke put it in a poem. And rendering in language what one sees through the opened windows and doors of that house is a way of bearing witness to the mystery of what it is to be alive in this world.