Weekly Writing Quotes: Why We Write

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~ Ray Bradbury

I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.
~ Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977

The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax.
~ Alfred Kazin, Think, February 1963

Quotes source: quotegarden.com

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2 Comments

  1. Gary Murning said,

    July 16, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Love the Bradbury quote!

    This might be of interest: http://garymurning.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/george-orwell-why-i-write/

  2. Paul Darcy said,

    July 17, 2008 at 7:31 am

    “In fiction we can order the universe the way it should be and not the way it is.”

    Mr. Darcy. (trying to be witty and wise, but sounding pretentious)


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