Category Archives: Inspiring Quotes

To Write is to Travel

“Good writing will bring you to places you don’t even expect sometimes.” ~James Gandolfini

Learn by Writing

“Learn as much by writing as by reading.” ~Lord Acton

To Be Rained Upon

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader–not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.” ~E.L. Doctorow

Hold Your Breath

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Empathy

“Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’” […]
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“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” ~E.L. Doctorow

Know Its Worth

“Either write something worth writing or do something worth reading.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

The Art of Writing

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” ~Gustave Flaubert

Technology and Art Go Hand in Hand

“The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.” ~John Lasseter

Be Extraordinary

“One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” ~Elbert Hubbard