Writing: Definition, Meaning, Function


“Writing is like prostitution.  First, you do it for the love of it, then you do it for a few friends, and finally you do it for the money.”

Henry James’ injunction to all writers: “Be someone on whom nothing is lost.”

Ben Hecht:

“Writing a good movie brings a writer about as much fame as steering a bicycle.”

Donald M. Murray, Pulitzer Prize winner:

“Writing is an act of arrogance and communication.”

Lord Chesterfield’s letter to his son:

“Excuse me for writing a long letter. I didn’t have time to write a short one.”