Learning How To Write Quotes by Jonny Lang, Carl Sandburg, Robert M. Hutchins, Harper Lee, Michael Rostovtzeff, Rashida Jones and many others.
I think I’ve just gotten better at learning how to write a song.
I remember in my early 20s when I felt I couldn’t live past 30. I was learning how to write. I had a lot of hard work ahead of me.
A student can win twelve letters at a university without learning how to write one.
I’ve been writing as long as I’ve been able to form words. I never wrote with an idea of publishing anything until I began working on ‘[To Kill a] Mockingbird’. I think that what went before may have been a rather subconscious form of learning how to write, of training myself.
We must learn, and we are gradually learning, how to write history with the help of archaeology.
There’ve been times when I have existential conversations with myself, and I’ve thought about leaving and trying to apply my education better. But ultimately it doesn’t really matter. Learning how to write, learning how to write papers and structure, that’s been very helpful for writing.
Pop songs are not as graceful as they used to be. Performers today haven’t gone through the regimen of learning how to write. And of course, everyone wants to own copyrights. Rap culture is interesting and different and has purpose, but it has a non-romantic view of life and of social feelings. There may be a void in that.
First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him.
A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
I’m trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I’ll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon.
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
It’s dedicating yourself to your craft. Spending thousands of hours in a studio learning how to write a song, learning how to play different chords, training yourself to sing. You know, to get better and better.
I really think that reading is just as important as writing when you’re trying to be a writer because it’s the only apprenticeship we have, it’s the only way of learning how to write a story.
I’m still getting to the good part / the breaking down / learning how to write my story.