I’m not a writer. Ernest Hemingway was a writer. I just have a vivid imagination and type 90 WPM.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
The writer who uses weak arguments and strong epithets is like the landlady who gives weak tea and strong butter.
What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he’s staring out of the window.
I’d rather be caught holding up a bank than stealing so much as a two-word phrase from another writer.
Every great writer is a writer of history, let him treat on almost any subject he may.
A writer and nothing else: a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right.
I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.
I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.
A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.