Write

Famous quotes containing the word write:

    How easily and cleverly do I write just now! I am really pleased with myself; words come skipping to me like lambs upon Moffat Hill; and I turn my periods smoothly and imperceptibly like a skilful wheelwright turning tops in a turning-loom. There’s fancy! There’s simile!
    James Boswell (1740–1795)

    So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. But to sacrifice a hair of the head of your vision, a shade of its colour, in deference to some Headmaster with a silver pot in his hand or to some professor with a measuring-rod up his sleeve, is the most abject treachery, and the sacrifice or wealth and chastity, which used to be said to be the greatest of human disasters, a mere flea-bite in comparison.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    “It is such a beautiful day I had to write you a letter
    From the tower, and to show I’m not mad:
    I only slipped on the cake of soap of the air
    And drowned in the bathtub of the world....”
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)