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Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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I am writing in the garden.
To write as one should of a garden one must write not
outside it or merely somewhere near it,
but in the garden.
- Frances Hodgson Burnett

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

 

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

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Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

But the idea of a man making his living by writing seemed,
in that hardy environment, so fantastic that even today
I am sometimes myself assailed by a feeling of unreality.
- Robert E. Howard

I don't write for an audience, I don't think whether my book will sell,
I don't sell it before I finish writing it.
- Ann Patchett

No no there wasn't any planned 14th season,
we all saw the writing on the wall.
The ratings had been going down and so fourth,
that curve goes on every show and in everybody's life.
- Larry Hagman

Writing is the beast unto itself.
- Omar Epps

Writing is not the easiest way to make a living.
Your work long hours, usually all by yourself.
It is not a way to make money.
- Stephen Ambrose

Mostly singing was cathartic, writing was cathartic,
therapeutic.
I don't think I had a goal, particularly,
to sing or put it out there for anybody.
- Lisa Marie Presley

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer,
and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that
I would never be fit for real work,
and that writing didn't require any.
- Russell Baker

They're mostly done before we went into the studio,
although I do like writing in the studio.
- Keith Urban

Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose.
Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense,
it has particular ways of catching an environment.
- Story Musgrave

I'm writing a novel about two actresses who go to New York,
because that's what I know about.
One has lost touch with reality, disappears and is picked up by a man.
- Julie Walters

Vigorous writing is concise.
- William Strunk, Jr.

People think my work is therapeutic.
I don't see it that way.
It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy
visit by writing down my life.
- Neil LaBute

Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.
- Ishmael Reed

Just after writing those we were called up to defend
a new position on the left,
where the terrible storming of the bridge over the Antietam took place.
- Joshua Chamberlain

If I remember correctly, a writer is someone who wants to convey information.
Language or writing is a code.
- Clifford Geertz

There's such good writing now on television and I don't
see a lot of great writing on films sadly.
- Scott Speedman

Painting and writing are solitary arts.
- Conrad Hall

I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from
my public life back to the life of teaching and writing
that I had always wanted.
But things didn't work out that way.
- Charles Van Doren

I would never want to hurt anyone by writing a book.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

I felt that I had to write.
Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing,
enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Writing is writing, and stories are stories.
Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction.
And even there, who can be sure?
- Tanith Lee

In writing I found something I could do at least as well as my peers,
if not better.
- Brian P. Cleary

Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means-
speech,
writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point -
to accelerate revolutionary development.
- Johann Most

The journalism school helped me develop writing skills,
and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age.
My interest in puppetry, however, came much later.
- William Jackson

It's very strange writing science fiction in a world
that moves as fast as ours does.
- Daniel Keys Moran

I had never really thought of myself as a writer;
any writing I had done was just to give myself something to draw.
- Len Wein

For me, life is writing and I can do it anywhere.
It doesn't matter where I am.
I listen.
I write.
I live.
- Maynard James Keenan

I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.
- James Broughton

No, originally I thought that writing articles would
keep me from having to see a psychiatrist,
but I became even more depressed as a result.
- Theo Van Gogh

Writing fiction is...
an endless and always defeated effort to capture some
quality of life without killing it.
- Rose Wilder Lane

I've been doing my big theater projects,
which take years, and writing a song here and there.
- David Friedman

I really don't know what I am going to do in terms
of what a book is going to be about until I actually start writing it!
- Robert B. Parker

Me and Norman Mailer have talked about how hard it
is in America to get better.
Especially at writing.
- Ken Kesey

I love writing for the screen.
- Beth Henley

That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date,
is always a real challenge, and you bring that back
to your partner when you return to writing with them.
- Cynthia Weil

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing:
more resigned,
more civil, more intellectual.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I began like all composers, writing for small groups.
Chamber groups.
- David Del Tredici

American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Well, in features, and in writing especially,
it's often the style of the writer comes in.
- Kurt Loder

I never think about poetry except when I'm writing it.
I mean my poetry.
- Norman MacCaig

For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics,
because I work off titles.
- Jim Capaldi

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books,
making films or producing a television program.
These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
- Alexander Kluge

Learn your instrument.
Be honest.
Don't do anything phony.
There is so much crap floating around.
There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing.
- Christine McVie

Writing a novel is a terrible experience,
during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.
- Flannery O'Connor

I'm writing what comes into my head,
or through me,
or from somewhere else, and it is the most extraordinary,
exciting thing.
I love it, and I'm very greedy, and I really enjoy it!
- Tanith Lee

One of the most attractive things about writing your
autobiography is that you're not dead.
- Joseph Barbera

I touched an Oscar once.
Friend of mine has one, for writing.
As soon as I touched it, he said, Now you'll never win one.
- Rob Corddry

Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to
do is follow the rules you've set.
But if you're writing about science,
you have to first learn what you're writing about.
- Octavia Butler

When I decided to take writing seriously,
I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked,
and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics.
- George Stephen

To me, all writing is like music.
And especially dialogue.
I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be,
a composer.
Acting got me sidetracked.
- Dirk Benedict

The language has got to be fully alive -
I can't bear dull,
flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it.
- Helen Dunmore

I think the writing on the wall is definitely there
this year that this is probably our last year.
- Michael Shanks

Writing requires a great deal of skill,
just like painting does.
People don't want to learn those skills.
- John Milius

You don't teach information in a writing workshop.
- Tobias Wolff

It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession
that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing,
we relax by writing another.
- Dan Simmons

The process of writing has something infinite about it.
Even though it is interrupted each night,
it is one single notation.
- Elias Canetti

Right now, writing for me is most rewarding because
I'm old enough now to have something to say,
which probably wasn't always the case.
- Douglas Wood

If you can't turn yourself into your customer,
you probably shouldn't be in the ad writing business at all.
- Leo Burnett


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