Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, “Listen to me”.

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

Don't take rest after your first victory.. Because if you fail in second,more lips are waiting to say that Your first victory was just luck .. By: Dr.A.P.J ABDUL KALAM

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened.

Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time.

To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Never tell a story because it is true: tell it because it is a good story.

The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.

I don’t think of literature as an end in itself. It’s just a way of communicating something.

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

Writing a novel is like heading out over the open sea in a small boat. It helps if you have a plan and a course laid out.

Writing is like sex; you don’t have to wait until you’re an expert to begin doing it.

All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.

I don’t think of literature as an end in itself. It’s just a way of communicating something.

A real book is not one that’s read, but one that reads us.

About no subject are poets tempted to lie so much as about their own lives.

The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You’re there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see—every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.

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