21 Funny Quotes About Writing That Are Hilariously So True

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21 Funny Quotes About Writing That All Writers Will Commiserate With

Love writing but hate the trials and tribulations that come with it? So do we. Which just makes these funny quotes about writing that much funnier.

Famous writers and authors have said some pretty funny things about writing as well as the entire process. From writer's block to grammar issues, there's something funny in each of their quotes. Whether you're trying to write the next American novel or simply adding some words to a school essay you can find some humor in such famous quotes about writing. Take some sage advice from Ernest Hemingway and "write drunk, edit sober" then read some funny quotes about writing to get you through to the next page!

Funny Quotes About Writing

  • "It is perfectly okay to write garbage -- as long as you edit it brilliantly." - C.J. Cherryh

  • Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very", your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be." - Mark Twain

  • "If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy." - Dorothy Parker

  • "This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put ones word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard." - Neil Gaiman

  • "The road to hell is paved with adverbs." - Stephen King

  • "A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." - Baltasar Graci├ín

Laugh Out Loud Funny Quotes About Writing

  • "It takes an awful lot of time to not write a book." - Douglas Adams

  • "There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people...mystery writers and serial killers. I'm the kind that pays better." - Richard Castle

  • "We are writers my love. We don't cry. We bleed on paper." - Unknown

  • "I'm a writer. Anything you say or do may be used in a story." - Unknown

  • "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." - Douglas Adams

  • "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway

  • "From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put." - Winston Churchill

Funny Quotes About the Writing Process

  • "I wrote a few children's books. Not on purpose." - Steven Wright

  • "If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing." - Kingsley Amis

  • "An autobiography usually reveals nothing about its writer except his memory." - Franklin P. Jones

  • "The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair." - Mary Heaton Vorse

  • "A bad review may spoil your breakfast, but you shouldn't allow it to spoil your lunch." - Kingsley Amis

  • "Asking a working writer what we thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs." - Christopher Hampton

  • "As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler." - Calving Trillin

  • "I am a writer. If I seem cold, it's because I am surrounded by drafts." - Unknown

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