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Don't write anything you can phone.
by Earl Long

Don't write anything you can phone.
Don't phone anything you can talk.
Don't talk anything you can whisper.
Don't whisper anything you can smile.
Don't smile anything you can nod.
Don't nod anything you can wink.
- Earl Long

I can make them voting machines sing Home Sweet Home.
- Earl Long

The kind of thing I'm good at is knowing every politician
in the state and remembering where he itches.
And I know where to scratch him.
- Earl Long

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

 

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

When I write stories I am like someone who is in her own country,
walking along streets that she has known since she was a child,
between walls and trees that are hers.
- Natalia Ginzburg

There are three difficulties in authorship:
to write anything worth publishing,
to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore,
the means of knowledge.
Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
- John Adams

I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad.
Because it's my way of making the world rational to me.
- Edward Bond

Whatever you do, make sure you want to write more than you want to be a writer.
Make sure you want to act more than you want to be an actor.
That is what will sustain you.
- Bradley Whitford

If you do not breathe through writing,
if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing,
then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
- Anais Nin

Writing a song is much like being an author.
Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!),
but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill

I learned to read and write and socialize in school,
and that's pretty much it.
- Rick Springfield

I think people who create and write,
it actually does flow-just flows from into their head,
into their hand, and they write it down.
It's simple.
- Paul McCartney

I wanted to write a story that demanded the viewer's attention.
- Nigel Kneale

Everything that I write will be signed with my name.
- Elinor Glyn

As a friendly one.
I would still like to write concrete poems,
but I can only do it sometimes.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Each book has been different and has been challenging in its own way to write.
- Jean M. Auel

I didn't write this song.
Someone was talking in a room.
I just wrote down everything they said.
- Jeff Ament

Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes,
and then judge me? And write your own books.
- Ann Rule

At the top of the cycle you write policies for everybody,
no matter how bad, and at the bottom you cancel everybody,
no matter how good.
It's a manic-depressive cycle.
- Robert Hunter

My mother could never understand why I didn't write a thriller,
which I've finally done.
- Harry Mathews

Although this is a fictitious story the history is real.
You don't want to re-write history but you certainly
want to portray events and characters as realistically as you can.
- James D'arcy

Then somebody suggested I should write about the war,
and I said I didn't know anything about the war.
I did not understand anything about it.
I didn't see how I could write it.
- Martha Gellhorn

I have proved by actual trial that a letter,
that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!
- Lewis Carroll

I write plays for people who wouldn't be seen dead in the theatre.
- Barrie Keeffe

I write music with an exclamation point!
- Richard Wagner

The more I do in my life, the more I can write music about new experiences.
- Ken Hill

People write negatives things, cause they feel that's what sells.
Good news to them, doesn't sell.
- Michael Jackson

I will say that the prison regime is rather a good
one for a writer because you have plenty of time to write.
- Mary Archer

If they're going to write a story they're going to
write the story whether it's true or not.
- Mary-Kate Olsen

Those who write clearly have readers,
those who write obscurely have commentators.
- Albert Camus

I find you write with one person in mind.
Usually for me that one person is my wife,
because she's my most severe critic and understands
best what I'm trying to do.
- Jonathan Carroll

Yeah, we went to England to do a show and I got off
the plane and I couldn't write my name or hold my hand up.
- Johnny Winter

I just sat down and thought, I'm going to write a song today,
I'm going to give it a try.
So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else.
That was just another song.
- Jules Shear

But I can also write in crappy motel rooms,
while standing in line, or sitting in the dentist's chair.
- Augusten Burroughs

I attempt to write a good novel.
Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages,
not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe.
- Elizabeth George

I can't write without a reader.
It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.
- John Cheever

Anything you write, even if you have to start over,
is valuable.
I let the story write itself through the characters.
- Steve Buscemi

Write what you care about.
- Sara Paretsky

I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife.
I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
- Harvey Pekar

If I didn't see its place in the Saga when I planned it,
I probably wouldn't write it at all.
- Leslie Charteris

Write how you want, the critic shall show the world
you could have written better.
- Oliver Goldsmith

However long the song is was how long it took us to write it.
- Geezer Butler

Subject matter that is not bound to reality offers
more opportunity to write a unique story and cinematically
present it in very unique ways.
- Richard King

I do want to write about Jane Whitefield again,
but only when I have a good enough idea -
something I've figured out about her that's news and
that's worth a reader's time.
- Thomas Perry

I didn't have to say it.
I just had to write it.
It was painful enough.
- Robert B. Parker

I don't have to write about the future.
For most people, the present is enough like the future to be pretty scary.
- William Gibson

They asked me to write it and zoomed me over there to do it.
But they ended up sacking me.
- Eddie Campbell


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