Subject: Communication » Reading/Writing

Free Verse: Verse written without rhyme or reason.

After you’ve mailed your last card, you will receive a card from someone you overlooked.

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge.

(1931–1994) American journalist

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.

(1932 – 1963) novelist & poet

Why do writers write; because it isn't there.

(1924 – ) American novelist

Outside of a dog, a book is your best friend, and inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

(1890 – 1977) comedian, actor & television host

I wrote a few children's books… not on purpose.

(1955 – ) comedian, actor & writer

Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs.

(1886 – 1973) Israeli prime minister

It has been said that writing comes more easily if you have something to say.

(1880 – 1957) Polish-Jewish novelist, dramatist & essayist

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

When I went to college, my parents threw a going away party for me, according to the letter.

(1956 – ) American comedian

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.

(1908 – 1997) German-born teacher, academic & humorist

I do all my writing in bed; everybody knows I do my best work there.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

(1948 – ) English novelist

As through this world I've wandered I've seen lots of funny men; some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.

(1912 – 1967) American singer-songwriter & folk musician

If the doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.

(1920 – 1992) American science and science fiction author & professor

Reading him is like wading through glue.

(1809 – 1892) Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom

He who believes that the past cannot be changed has not yet written his memoirs.

(1910 – 2006) Swedish cartoonist

The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.

(1889 – 1945) actor, author & humorist

A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.

(1886 – 1969) American journalist & humorist

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