Connecting with People Quotes about Writing

 
Reporting and Research 

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
                                        - Albert Einstein
 

The best writers seek surprise, delight in what they do not expect to see. They come to the story with a focus, an expectation, but they treasure the contradiction, the traitor fact, the quotation that goes against the  grain, the unexpected that reveals. 
                                        - Donald Murray, Writing for Your Readers
 
 

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object, only the traits which prove that theory.                                                                                                                - Thomas Jefferson
 

The only completely consistent people are the dead.
                                        - Aldous Huxley
 

Writing is Thinking

I've realized that many people think writing is about putting down on paper what you think, but I think it's often the process of writing that allows you to realize what it is that you do think.
                                        - Joan Wilder
 
 

Many Revisions

I am an obsessive rewriter, doing one draft and then another and another, usually five. In a way, I have nothing to say but a great deal to add.
                                       - Gore Vidal
 
 

Growth of Understanding

I write to understand as much as to be understood. Literature is an act of conscience. It is up to us to rebuild with memories, with  ruins, and with moments of grace. 
                                        - Elie Wiesel
 
 
 
 

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