Erotic Book Writing Quotes
Published: 20-May-17 Revised/Updated 15-Aug-17
List of motivating and creative quotations from authors regarding writing books and erotic fiction.
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- "If erotic writing is the objectification of sex, then reading is its subjectification." - Mark John Isola.
- "...writing is a legal way of avoiding work without actually stealing and one that doesn't take any talent or training. But writing is antisocial. It's as solitary as masturbation." - Robert A. Heinlein.
- "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." - Toni Morrison.
- "Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works." - Virginia Woolf.
- "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." - Anton Chekhov.
- "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader." - Robert Frost.
- "A real book is not one that's read, but one that reads us." - W.H. Auden.
- "Why should I be ashamed to describe what nature was not ashamed to create?" - Pietro Aretino.
- "All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac." - Saul Bellow.
- "Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." - Virginia Woolf.
- "Writing is a lot like sex. At first you do it because you like it. Then you find yourself doing it for a few close friends and people you like. But if you're any good at all...you end up doing it for money." - Unknown.
- "Heaven knows, I've exposed myself in my novels through the use of fantasy and imagination... now my new book is about what really happened to me... not my heroines." - Judith Krantz.
- "If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write." - Somerset Maugham.
- "I've been told by readers that they love how my heroes fall in love fast, first, and with conviction." - Sylvia Day
- "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." - Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt.
- "Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got." - Sophia Loren.
- "A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one." - Baltasar Gracian.
- "The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody; in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all." - James Baldwin.
- "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
- "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein.
- "So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads." - Dr. Seuss.
- "It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous." - Robert Benchley.
- "The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do." - Thomas Jefferson.
- "The greatest thing in style is to have a command of metaphor." - Aristotle.
- "You don't actually have to write anything until you've thought it out. This is an enormous relief, and you can sit there searching for the point at which the story becomes a toboggan and starts to slide." - Marie de Nervaud.
- "Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." - Francis Bacon.
- "The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any." - Russell Baker.
- "Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand." - George Orwell.
- "I do not over-intellectualise the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story." - Tom Clancy.
- "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." - Benjamin Franklin.
- "Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire." - Unknown.
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