Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you are doomed.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
There’s always something to write about. If there’s not then you need to live life more aggressively.
I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
Provincial Letters: Letter XVI
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.