Funny Writing Quotes by Famous Authors

In all toils of life, humour makes life a lot easier. Writing can be frustrating at times and looking back at these funny quotes by great authors can be a great relief. Instead of getting depressed over a failed writing or a struggling one, it’s always good to make light of the whole situation to keep the head above the water and keep going.

“The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.” Mary Heaton Vorse

“As far as I’m concerned, “whom” is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.” –Calvin Trillin

“I read anything that’s going to be interesting. But you don’t know what it is until you’ve read it. Somewhere in a book on the history of false teeth, there’ll be the making of a novel.”     ‒ Terry Pratchett.

If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published.


“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. ” –Flannery O’Connor

“A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate.” ‒ Christopher Hampton

“I wrote without much effort; for I was rich, and the rich are always respectable, whatever be their style of writing.” Jane Austen.

“About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.” – Josh Billings

“I’m a writer, if I seem cold, it’s because I’m surrounded by drafts.” -Unknown Authour.

“A person who publishes a book appears willfully in the public eye with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.” Edna St Vincent Millay.


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