“It has never been easy for me to understand why people work so hard to create something

beautiful, but then refuse to share it with anyone, for fear of criticism.” — Elizabeth Gilbert


“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

– Leonardo da Vinci


“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word to

paper.” – E. B. White


“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

– William Wordsworth


“Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.”

– Gloria Steinem


“If you read good books, when you write, good books will come out of you.” – Natalie Goldberg


“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”

– Ernest Hemingway


“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

– Stephen King


“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the

heart.” – Maya Angelou


“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”


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