Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
Logan Pearsall Smith
What I like in a good author isn't what he says, but what he whispers.
Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Charles Caleb Colton
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
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