Writer


Coming soon -- Monographs of short stories and poetry

Meanwhile, enjoy here many of my favorite quotes about writing and being a writer.


When all the breathers of this world are dead, You still shall live – such virtue hath my pen.
— William Shakespeare
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
— Benjamin Franklin
Tears are words that need to be written.
— Pablo Coelho
The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.
— Anaïs Nin
To forge a picture that will pass as true, do conscientiously what liars do.
— Robert Graves
I will put Chaos into fourteen lines and keep him there.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay
Beauty is not in what the words say but in that which they say without saying it; Not naked, but through a veil, breasts become desirable.
— Octavio Paz
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
— Anaïs Nin
I write to understand as much as to be understood.
— Elie Wiesel
Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.
— Virginia Woolf
The work is the death mask of its conception.
— Walter Benjamin
Words strain, crack and sometimes break, under the burden, under the tension, slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still.
— T.S. Elliot