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Note Down Quotes – Bringing out the Words of Wisdom

You’ll still gaze at the screen at times, no matter how quickly the words flow when you’re writing. It is also known as “writer’s block” by some. You don’t have to be concerned; even a writer who styles himself a wordsmith might get stuck from time to time.

Furthermore, our memory isn’t always up to par. You’ll read something, think about it, and write about it, yet it’ll still slip away from you. Notedown Quotes is the place to go if you want to get some inspiration and quickly send a text, send wishes, or hunt for motivation from authors. After a single click, you’ll have the best words written down to send to your loved ones.

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When your inspiration runs dry, Note down quotes offer you brand new, relevant, and motivational quotes about every topic and by reputable authors. You can find out the quotes of your choice and maybe you will get it by the great idea later.

Additionally, if you are running late, and it is also important to wish a close friend, and you know they won’t accept anything, but good words, Notedown has a solution for it too. Take notes from here. And you can create awesome emails, texts and even work on your great ideas too.

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Well, as we stated before: ‘INSPIRATION.’

Okay, maybe this is not it. We have collected one of the best quotes from famous authors along with the wishes and texts that you can select and send anytime to inspire or wish someone on a special day. 


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Our selection is all about inspiration. We are not only trying to help you share a quick message to a loved one but inspire you to sort out your words when your motivation leaves the brain.

Let our Notedown quotes become your guiding light for the next word you are going to write. No more blocked ideas or forgetful memory on the sayings of popular authors or celebrities. You will find everything on the Notedown. Just scroll down the website and explore a bunch of quotes.

A writer’s block is the one place in the neighborhood where writers would never want to live. Though there is no foolproof cure, a list of quotes by the authors might help. We have carefully crafted the website and filled it with all kinds of quotes to help you stay on top of your writing game. Be it a writer or just a loved desperate to wish with perfect wordings.

You ought to write down your goals. It serves as a guidepost and gives strength for purposeful action.

Lailah Gifty Akita

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past

Virginia Woolf

Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.

Hank Starm

The power of writing is phenomenal.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Set a goal, write it down, and release the outcome. Small steps make a big difference.

Cheryl Richardson

I still kind of believe this absurd line that if you have to write it down, it’s not worth remembering.

Andrew Bird

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.

Lewis Carroll

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.

Edgar Allen Poe

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Peter Drucker

You write it down because finally, when it’s written down you do get it out of your system somewhat.

Leo Ornstein

A story in your head isn’t a story. It’s just a daydream until you actually write it down. So write it down

Andy Weir

If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually carry a little dictation machine with me because I’m too lazy to write.

Tommy Shaw

The way you write a screenplay is that you close your eyes and run the movie in your head and then you write it down.

Salman Rushdie

I used to live with J.D. Souther, and I would watch him write. He’s be sitting, he’d say something, and then he’d write it down. That’s craft.

Linda Ronstadt

I think people who create and write, it actually does flow-just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they write it down. It’s simple

Paul McCartney

If you write something down on paper, it becomes an actual goal. Before you write it down, it’s a thought, a dream that may or may not get done

Summer Sanders

I write a letter to my mother every day, because in that letter, I write down my day. And if I don’t write it down, then tomorrow I will forget it and it’s gone

Isabel Allende

Make a living will. Talk about it. Death is going to happen to everybody. Write it down. Even if you write it on a piece of paper at home and have your family witness it, you need to write it down.

Michael Schiavo

When revelation comes write it down.

Richard G. Scott

To memorize something,it’s best to write it down.

Koushun Takami

It’s not an idea until you write it down

Ivan Sutherland

Live it up so you can write it down.

Ernest Hemingway

As soon as a thought darts, I write it down

Thomas Hobbes

If you write it down, you can make it happen

Staness Jonekos

I don’t know what I think until I write it down

Joan Didion

Don’t think and then write it down. Think on paper.

Harry Kemelman

Judge your neighbor, write it down. Ask four questions, turn it around.

Byron Katie

In autumn, when the leaves are brown, Take pen and ink, and write it down.

Lewis Carroll

To memorize something,it’s best to write it down.

Richard G. Scott

When revelation comes write it down.

Michael Schiavo

It’s not an idea until you write it down.

Koushun Takami

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.

Virginia Woolf

Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.

Hank Stram

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

Henry Ward Beecher

A U.S. dollar is an IOU from the Federal Reserve Bank. It’s a promissory note that doesn’t actually promise anything. It’s not backed by gold or silver.

P. J. O’Rourke

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it… Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.

Marcus Aurelius

Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note.

Gore Vidal

I wasn’t into sports when I was younger. I was one of those kids who always tried to get a note from the doctor to say I had a cold so I didn’t have to go play hockey in bad weather and be miserable.

Eliza Doolittle

Risk is at the heart of jazz. Every note we play is a risk. Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient’s condition. Usually this is a member of the family.

Alfred Adler

Take a sound from whatever source, a note on a violin, a scream, a moan, a creaking door, and there is always this symmetry between the sound basis, which is complex and has numerous characteristics which emerge through a process of comparison within our perception

Pierre Schaeffer

The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another… and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.

Leonard Bernstein

One does not contemplate it like a picture. The idea of contemplation disappears completely. Simply take note that it’s a bottle rack, or that it’s a bottle rack that has changed its destination… It’s not the visual question of the readymade that counts; it’s the fact that it exists, even.

Marcel Duchamp

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.

Bernard Manning

Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate… but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.

Franz Kafka

Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.

Albert Camus

There is a world of difference between a Mahler eighth note and a normal eighth note.

Gustav Mahler

Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!

Count Basie

In the end, I hope there’s a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer.

Steve Wozniak

Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing – if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.

Frank Sinatra

As a child, you respond physically, tactically. You’re delighted by sound, you’re delighted by recognizing something. It’s like hide and seek. Is it there? Is it not there? Is it this note? Is it not this note? It’s one fantastic game.

Yo-Yo Ma

In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.

Francis Schaeffer

If I would go up on a high note, Eddie would want a low one. That’s how petty the situation had become.

Sammy Hagar

If you put your hand on the piano, you play a note. It’s in tune. But if you put it on the violin, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. You have to figure it out.

Itzhak Perlman

No disrespect to people that don’t use music theory or don’t know it. It does help to be able to figure out what key a song is in, even though with your scales you can figure it out so you can set your Auto-Tune right. So many songs with Auto-Tune are off or have the wrong note playing on the 808. And they pass it off as being hood.

Mike Dean

I always thought every day was a gift, but now I am looking for where to send the thank you note.

Randy Pausch

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine.’

Tommy Cooper

Live honestly to a higher note. Life is too short. So, do the best you can and live your life to a higher note.

Kimora Lee Simmons

When I’m hard at work, when I’m deep in it, there is no other feeling. For me, my work is at all times building a nation out of thin air. It is manning the troops. It is painting a canvas. It is hitting every high note. It is running a marathon. It is being Beyonce. And it is all of those things at the same time.

Shonda Rhimes

to the audience, it’s like I’m changing the subject every five seconds, but to me, my show’s almost like a 90-minute song that I know exactly. I wrote every note, and I know exactly where everything is.

Steven Wright

Conceptually, I am open to mistakes – errors, actually. I do play lots of wrong notes while I am making some music, and a mistake or a wrong note is like a gift for me: ‘Oh, wow, an unknown sound or an unknown harmony. I didn’t know about this.’

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.

Ornette Coleman

That’s the thing about the blues: It’s one thing to hit a note on a guitar. To make it matter is something else altogether.

Joe Bonamassa

First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical.

Nicolaus Copernicus

To me it’s no accident that all the symphony orchestras around the world tune up to the note A. And A is 440 cycles, except in Germany where it’s 444. But the universe is 450 cycles. So what I’m trying to say is, I think it’s God’s voice, melody especially. Counterpoint, retrograde inversion, harmony… that’s the science and the craft.

Quincy Jones

Some essential oils, a nice massage followed by a power nap helps me start my Sunday on the right note. After a week full of running around, this becomes the perfect rejuvenation.

Ananya Panday

Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.


I keep trying to write happy endings, but my books always end on more of a bittersweet note of ambiguity.

Stephen McCauley

It’s not about retro or modern, it’s about this note or that note, which sounds better?

Dan Hicks

When I turned 40, I invited Johnny Cash to my party, even though I knew there was gonna be 200 people roasting a pig and wild as can be. He didn’t come, but the next day, I got a bowl of chili he’d made and a note that said, ‘John, I’d love to come to your party, but that would mean I would have to leave my house.’

John Prine

We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom.

Alfred Kastler

Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That’s the truth. And on that note, I’ll say goodnight. God love you.

Bobby Darin

And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction. You’ll note there’s no science in it. It’s a kind of grim fantasy.

Octavia E.

Butler Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once.

Marilyn vos Savant

The incomparable greatness of the religions of the East lies in their having been second to none in vibrating with the passion for unity. This note, which is essential to every form of mysticism, has even penetrated them so deeply that we find ourselves falling under a spell simply by uttering the names of their Gods.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Brain extenders are anything that get information out of our heads and into the physical world: calendars, key hooks by the front door, note pads, ‘to do’ lists.

Daniel Levitin

Sweep picking is when the right hand sweeps down and up the strings in succession. But when you do sweep picking, one note rings into the next, and it sounds almost like you’re playing a chord, and that’s exactly what you don’t want.

Yngwie Malmsteen

I’ve found that in places where women have not really been afforded full rights yet – for instance, in the Middle East – even very conservative politicians in the region will say, ‘You know, my daughter would really like to meet you,’ or, ‘Would you send a note to my granddaughter?’

Condoleezza Rice

I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank.

Ethel Merman

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

–Madeleine L’Engle

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

–Stephen King

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

–Anaïs Nin

“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 there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

–Toni Morrison

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”

–Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

–Benjamin Franklin

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”

–Saul Bellow

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”

–Robert Frost

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”

–William Faulkner

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

–Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

–Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

–Henry David Thoreau

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

–Anne Frank

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”

–Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.”

Sylvia Plath

“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”

–Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

–Franz Kafka

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”

–Robert Louis Stevenson

“You can make anything by writing.”

–C.S. Lewis

“A word after a word after a word is power.”

–Margaret Atwood

“Tears are words that need to be written.”

–Paulo Coelho

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”

–Annie Proulx

“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”

–Virginia Woolf

“To survive, you must tell stories.”

–Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before

“Always be a poet, even in prose.”

–Charles Baudelaire

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”

–Isaac Asimov

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”

–Albert Camus

“I write to discover what I know.”

–Flannery O’Connor

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

― John Steinbeck

“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time–proof that humans can work magic.”

― Carl Sagan

“Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.”

― Hermann Hesse

“Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.”

― Norman Mailer

“Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”

–Thomas Jefferson

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.”

 – Elmore Leonard

“Writers live twice.”

 – Natalie Goldberg

“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.”

—Herman Melville

“Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.”

– Ayn Rand

“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.”

—Gustave Flaubert

“Writing is its own reward.”

Henry Miller

“A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.”

—Sidney Sheldon

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.”

—Erica Jong

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

—Douglas Adams

“Half my life is an act of revision.”

—John Irving

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.”

—William Faulkner

“Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.”

—A. A. Milne

“When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. “

–Lady Gaga

When you set a goal, write it down and then it’s like making a promise to yourself.

Tony DiCicco

Once I have the story in my head, I write it down. The illustrations usually come last.

Dav Pilkey

Speak your dialogue out loud. If it sounds like the way people talk, then write it down.

Tom Clancy

Language is the currency of consciousness. We speak to fill the void. We write it down to remember.

Andrew Lakey

To walk quietly until the miracle in everything speaks is poetry, whether we write it down or not.

Mark Nepo

Because until we write it down, we don’t know what is actually at the root of our lives.

George A. Sheehan

For my stand-up, I always have my notebook with me and if something strikes me, I’ll write it down.

Janeane Garofalo

Apply this simple rule to your conversations: If you wouldn’t write it down and sign it, don’t say it.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A goal that is not written is not a goal. It only becomes real when you write it down.

Bryant McGill

That’s the way I work. I get it all plotted in my mind, and then I write it down.

Ann Patchett

All I did was write it down, one word after the other, beginning and ending with the same one, Bombay.

Jeet Thayil

Usually, I walk around and think about things. When I come across a thought that makes me laugh, I write it down.

Demetri Martin

Sometimes I dream a sentence and write it down. It’s usually nonsense, but sometimes it seems a key to another world.

Anne Carson

Just go outside and look at something and write it down and you’ll find it is a very nice piece of writing.

John Sandford

Whenever something good happens, write it down. Buy a special notebook . . . and use it to list all the good in your life.

Peter McWilliams

For some time its been my habit to use images when preparing a speech: rather than write it down, I illustrate it.

Dario Fo

Decide what it is you want, write it down, review it constantly, and each day do something that moves you toward those goals.

Jack Canfield

You know, as a writer, I’m more of a listener than a writer, cuz if I hear something I will write it down.

Jimmy Buffett

I’ve also got a kind of rule where if I don’t write it down and I can still remember it it’s worth remembering!


Be a collector of good ideas. Keep a journal. If you hear a good idea, capture it, write it down. Don’t trust your memory.

Jim Rohn

The natural way of ensuring that the past continues to live in the present and to inform the future is to write it down.

Ian Jack

That to me is the way any good romantic would look at his life: Live it first, then write it down before you go.

Jimmy Buffett

I want to advise this people, if the Lord ever does give you an inspiration, for heaven’s sake write it down and remember it.

J. Golden Kimball

If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually carry a little dictation machine with me because I’m too lazy to write

Tommy Shaw

When the idea of permaculture came to me, it was like a shift in the brain, and suddenly I couldn’t write it down fast enough.

Bill Mollison

I wake up sometimes with an idea and then I write it down. It’s not necessarily easy, but when you focus on something it comes.

Vince Staples

The best I do, if I’m just playing around and riffing in a fantasy world, and then I’ll write something down. Hopefully I write it down.

Stephen Malkmus

Eavesdrop and write it down from memory – gives you a stronger sense of how people talk and what their concerns are. I love to eavesdrop!

Jane Smiley

Art goes on in your head. If you said something interesting, that might be a title for a work of art and I’d write it down.

Damien Hirst

If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal – you have a wish.

Steve Maraboli

Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory. If it’s written down, you can look it up. Just be damn sure you write it down.

Harvey Mackay

I have this belief that if you have an idea, and you have to write it down to remember it, then it can’t be a great idea.

Tino Sehgal

It’s in the dictionary. And when I find what it is, I’ll write it down in case it comes up again, I’ll be certain to avoid it.

Aimee Mann

Top people have very clear goals. They know who they are and they know what they want. They write it down and they make plans for its accomplishment.

Brian Tracy

A phrase may come to me as I am walking, and, once I write it down in my journal, the rest of the poem will unravel from that catalyst.

Stephen Vincent Benet

Very often we write down a sentence too early, then another too late; what we have to do is write it down at the proper time, otherwise it’s lost.

Thomas Bernhard

Songwriters can’t explain. You get an idea and you don’t know where it’s come from. And if you’re lucky, you have a pencil or pen and can write it down.

Pete Seeger

The only way to get anything out of a writer’s brains is to leave him or her alone until he or she is damn well ready to write it down.

Kurt Vonnegut

[Margot Hentoff] stopped [writing]. She decided that she had nothing more to say. And yet, every day, she has a whole lot to say, and I wish she’d write it down.

Nat Hentoff

Writing has always been my go-to form of expression. Whenever I was going through something as a kid, I would write it down and I would turn it into a poem.

Jhene Aiko

Everybody expresses themselves in different ways. Some people write it down, some people paint it. Some people express it in the way they speak. We just express our feelings through music.

Isaac Hanson

It’s like a dream sometimes, a song just pops into your head and you can’t tell if it’s something you heard or it’s new and you got to write it down.

Tyler Hilton

If some event happens and it seems really important to me and moving to me, I’ll write it down in my lyric book knowing that it will come out in a song.

Amy Ray

It’s never perfect when I write it down the first time, or the second time, or the fifth time. But it always gets better as I go over it and over it.

Jane Yolen

Sometimes I’ll hear a phrase or a word and write it down in my little black notebook (a writer’s best mate), then come back to it and work a plot around it.

Paul Kane

I have difficulty putting words in peoples’ mouths. The best dialogue is very, very thin dialogue; you let people improvise and then basically you record what they’ve improvised and then write it down.

Steve McQueen

They say it’s the good girls who keep diaries. The bad girls never have the time. Me, I just wanna live a life I’m gonna remember even if I don’t write it down.

Tallulah Bankhead

It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

If you have something to say, here’s what you do: You write it down on a piece of paper, you go out in the lobby, and then you go home and you kill yourself.

Louis C. K.

The first rule in keeping secrets is nothing on paper: paper can be lost or stolen or simply inherited by the wrong people; if you really want to keep something secret, don’t write it down.

Thomas Powers

A dream becomes a goal the moment you write it down. A goal becomes a plan the moment you break it down into doable steps. A plan becomes a reality only when you take action.

Marshall Sylver

I think 90% of my ideas evaporate because I have a terrible memory and because I seem to be committed to not scribble anything down. As soon as I write it down, my mind rejects it.

Junot Diaz

I delight sometimes in saying to – as when I’m a teacher, I love saying, ‘This is really important, so don’t write it down.’ To me, what you retain is a very important filter.

Robert Pinsky

In those days, it didn’t take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down.

Phil Harris

If, while watching the sun set on a used-car lot in Los Angeles, you are struck by the parallels between this image and the inevitable fate of humanity, do not, under any circumstances, write it down.

Fran Lebowitz

I am an improviser, … I improvise music. Whatever you want to call it all, it is all improvised music. I may capture it and go back and write it down for others, but it was originally improvised.

Joe Zawinul

If I’m reading something and a word pops up, or I just catch it, I try to mark it off and then, later, write it down on a piece of paper and add it to my list.

Robert Barry

I’m a long distance runner, and I get my best ideas when I’m out running. It also helps that I can’t write it down immediately – if you hold onto an idea, other things will stick on it.

Patrick Ness

When I was a kid, I got in trouble for lying a lot, and I had a teacher say, instead of lying, write it down, because if you write it down, it’s not a lie anymore; it’s fiction.

Jacqueline Woodson

So what do you desire to do? What do you really want to do as a person? You need to stop and document that; write it down; make a plan; and then God says, ‘I’ll direct your steps.’

Myles Munroe

Whenever I realize I’m being a goofball, I write it down. When I release the joke onstage, I love watching the effect it has on the audience. No one wants to see someone talk who takes themselves too seriously.

Billy Gardell

Find what gave you emotion; what the action was that gave you excitement. Then write it down making it clear so that the reader can see it too. Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.

Ernest Hemingway

If you’re serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured and unique individual, keep a journal. Don’t trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across something important, write it down.

Jim Rohn

Write it down, boy. If you come across a passage in your reading that you’d like to remember, write it down in your little book; then you can read it again, memorize it, and have it whenever you wish.

Keith Donohue

That’s what it feels like when I write, like I have this beautiful world in my head, but when I try to remember it in order to write it down, I change it, and I can’t ever get it back.

Ruth Ozeki

It’s very important to write things down instantly, or you can lose the way you were thinking out a line. I have a rule that if I wake up at 3 in the morning and think of something, I write it down.

Mary Oliver

Sometimes I dream that I’m working; that’s awful. When you awaken after a big, surprising dream, you feel it’s very interesting. When you sit and write it down, you realize it’s a very poor script. But I may find ideas while dozing.

Michel Ocelot

Now, after I have published a few books, I can clearly feel the impact of censorship when I write. For example, I’ll think of a sentence, and then realize that it will for sure get deleted. Then I won’t even write it down.

Murong Xuecun

That was, in writing the ‘Twilight’ script I had about five weeks to write that. I’d taken about a month to write the outline and then it was slam into a script and write it down fast because the writer’s strike was looming.

Melissa Rosenberg

It’s one thing to write the music, it’s another thing to write it down, it’s another thing to play it, and something else altogether again to learn how to play it. These are the elements that are fascinating, and, you know, move my world.

Gail Zappa

If you do a scene and you really like a character in it or a premise in it to write it down and to work on it so that you can have five or six characters that you can pull out in an audition. Votes: 3

Amy Poehler

Every man feels that his experience is unlike that of anybody else and therefore he should write it down– he finds also that everybody else has thought and felt on some points precisely as he has done, and therefore he should write it down.

Mark Twain

Celebrate your day of birthday as special day.Make a specific birthday wishes and write it down.You will be amazed about the power of pen and inner strength to accomplish the wishes.This will be a special gift for yourself on each birthday.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Perhaps all one can really hope for, all I am entitled to, is no more than this: to write it down. To report what I know. So that it will not be possible for any man ever to say again: I knew nothing about it.

André Brink

Jay-Z is like a rap-savant, he doesn’t have to write the rhymes down, he can create complex raps in his head. I mean he does memorize it, he just doesn’t write it down on paper. He doesn’t freestyle onto the track, it’s all thought out.

Ice T

Well I mean I just sit at the piano and maybe figure out some harmony or melody or both. Sometimes you can hear it in your head. Sometimes you don’t always have to write it down. You just write it down so you can remember it.

Roy Hargrove

I’ve heard that some authors do dream their books and I would love that if it happened to me, but so far it hasn’t. Sometimes I’ll get a good idea during the night and if I don’t write it down, I won’t remember it the next morning.

Judy Blume

People who consistently win have a clear and thoughtful strategy. They know what they need to do and when they need to do it. They write it down so they stay on course, and avoid any alternative that does not get them closer to the finish line.

Phil McGraw

I’ve now learned how to do it, I can write anywhere. I’m the type of person that will get a random idea and then I’ll have to write it down and then continue on it. It can be anywhere. It doesn’t have to be a set place.

Alessia Cara

I hope that the feeling of making poetry is not confined to the people who write it down. There is no luxury like it, and I hope we all share it. … I am sure that the great glory of poetry in one’s heart does not wait on achievement.

Stella Benson

You should give it to Max, Liesel. See if you can leave it on the bedside table, like all the other things.” Liesel watched him as if he’d gone insane. “How, though?” Lightly, he tapped her skull with his knuckles. “Memorize it. Then write it down for him.

Markus Zusak

Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.

Sylvia Plath

If I write something down, it’s normally just a sharp one-liner.

Courtney Barnett

It’s wonderful to be able to sit down and write a play.

Edward Bond

When I write Superboy and other DC characters, it’s about boiling them down to core concepts.

Jeff Lemire

With two kids it’s hard to find down time to write so I often write during their nap time.

Tori Spelling

May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down: write down what you feel. It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.

Robertson Davies

The Spirit communicating to your spirit is the most effective and fundamental of communications. Write it down. As you write down impressions of the Spirit, more are given.

Richard G. Scott

I usually write things in my head before I ever write them down. When I write it out, usually I’ve already figured out what it is I’m trying to do.

Joss Whedon

I don’t really write any of my raps down. The same, Kanye don’t write any of his raps down. Common. It’s easy that way. For me, personally, I figure I will lose some of the inspiration in the time of me writing it down, or I’ll say it a certain way because I wrote it a certain way.

Big Sean

Write it down in your own handwriting.

Eugene Ormandy

Write it down and it will come alive.

Efrat Israeli

We write so many songs, it is difficult to narrow them down.

Miranda Lambert

Write it down today, put it away, make sense of it tomorrow.

Courtney Summers

It is not my deeds that I write down, it is myself, my essence.

Michel de Montaigne

When I want to read something nice, I sit down and write it myself.

Mark Twain

Hurry up and write your number down before I don’t want it no more,

Will Smith

It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write.

Steven Pressfield

If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!

Jackie Collins

There’s something happening everyday, but I’m too tired and lazy to write it all down.

Anne Frank

I myself never make any notes. Usually, if I write something down, I can’t read it afterwards.

Roman Abramovich

All I can do is knuckle down, write something really good, and hope someone responds to it.

Stephnie Weir

If you feel the urge to write, just lie down and read a book: it will pass.

Fran Lebowitz

You cannot write down how people are good; you just know it, and cannot get away from it.

Max Hastings

the poets down here don’t write nothin’ at all, they just stand back and let it all be…

Bruce Springsteen

I notice inspiration when it comes by. I don’t sit down at my desk and try to write.

Gary Panter

You ought to write down your goals. It serves as a guidepost and gives strength for purposeful action.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it

Joan Didion

The expression to write something down suggests a descent of thought to the fingers whose movements immediately falsify it.

William H. Gass

Write down the thoughts and even more, write down a specific line. If you don’t, it’ll fly away forever.

Margaret Atwood

Law is error, you see. It’s an attempt to write down a lot of things everyone ought to know anyway.

Nick Harkaway

I think everyone should sit down and write a book. It’s a lot like therapy but a lot less expensive.

Norma McCorvey

You think of the book you’d most like to be reading, and then you sit down and shamelessly write it.

J. D. Salinger

In order to write a book, it is necessary to sit down (or stand up) and write. Therein lies the difficulty.

Edward Abbey

When you write something down, it stays forever.It’s like a little part of you that you’re giving to the universe

Emma Abdullah

Don’t sacrifice what you want most for what you want now. Write down what you want most and see it often.

Peter Vidmar

The voice in my head has a stutter, and that’s really annoying. D-D-D-Dave Dave. What? K-K-K-Kill your p-p-p-parents. L-L-L-Loa… Write it down!

Dave Attell

What do you really want? Sit down and write it out on a piece of paper. Write it in the present tense.

Bob Proctor

It is by sitting down to write every morning that he becomes a writer. Those who do not do this remain amateurs.

Gerald Brenan

I try to sit down at the typewriter four times a day, even if it’s only five minutes, and write three sentences.

Roger Zelazny

When people cannot write good literature it is perhaps natural that they should lay down rules how good literature should be written.

George Saintsbury

I don’t have a plan for a story when I sit down to write. I would get quite bored carrying it out.

Michael Ondaatje

You just write and you don’t try to make sense of it. You just put it down the way you got it.

Tom Waits

The time comes in life when we have read enough. It’s time to stop reading. It’s time to lay down the books and write.

Albert Einstein

I usually think about a play anywhere from six months to a year and a half before I sit down to write it out.

Grant Morrison

We just write down a bunch of words, and pray to god they make sense. And if we don’t, it doesn’t matter, we’re artists

Edward Albee

I write dozens and dozens of pages more than I need, and then edit them down to size. It’s more like sculpture than construction.

Tom DeLonge

I don’t write my music for Sony. I write it for the people who are screaming down the road crying to a full-blast stereo.

Jeff Buckley

What is it that really makes us, us? It’s our collective intelligence. It’s our ability to write things down, our language and our consciousness.

Louise Leakey

Writing is such a weird emotional thing. It’s hard. If you sit down with a plan to write something, it’s going to be harder.

Lauren Miller

I believe in the moment of things and fate and things happening for a reason, so I write things down and I trust it.

Ellie Goulding

When faced with something complex, spend the time to think about some structure, write down sentences, think about it some more, and then share it.

Steven Sinofsky

…decide for yourself what makes you truly happy and then organize your life around it. Write down your goals and make plans to achieve them.

Brian Tracy

There’s nothing worse than sitting down to write a novel and saying, “Well, okay, I’m going to do something of high artistic worth.” It’s funny.

Douglas Adams

Want to detox yourself? Write down your dreams each morning in a journal and reflect. It’s like cleaning out the cookies from your mental computer.

Jennifer Ritchie Payette

The human mind is a wonderful thing, it starts working from before you’re born and doesn’t stop till you sit down to write a song.

Roger Miller

I never sit down to write or say, “Today, I have to record something.” I wait to hear it and then I go for it.

Lenny Kravitz

Face it, you have to be sort of an egomaniac to write something down and think that anyone is going to want to read it.

Cecily von Ziegesar

Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.

Dorothy Day

Writing is not hard. Just get paper and pencil, sit down, and write as it occurs to you. The writing is easy-it’s the occurring that’s hard.

Stephen Leacock

When I sit down I write very fast… if I haven’t finished a book in two or three months then I think it’s not going well.

Michael Morpurgo

You know,” King said, “I’m not much good at telling stories. That sounds like a paradox, but it’s not; it’s the reason I write them down.

Stephen King

I did keep a travel diary once and it was a big mistake. All I remember of that trip is what I bothered to write down.

Alex Garland

I kept a diary as a teenager but I never would have shared it with anyone. Still, I think it’s very good practice to write things down.

Judy Blume

To sit down at a computer every day and write a script is commendable. I don’t have the patience for it, but I have some fantastic ideas.

Stephen King

You don’t sit down and write a wish list about the person you are going to fall violently in love with. It just doesn’t work like that.

Shiloh Fernandez

When you sit down to write, write. Don’t do anything else except go to the bathroom, and only do that if it absolutely cannot be put off.

Stephen Fry

As a writer, you have to first of all write what you want to. Listen to advice, by all means, but don’t get bogged down in it.

Joe Abercrombie

Students think they must write down the idea immediately, but I tell them if it’s a good idea it’ll be in your head in five minutes’ time.

Judith Weir

When I’m with other people who inspire my silliness or sense of humor, I’m funny. When I sit down to write, it’s hard not to be funny.

James Howe

I have to write because if I don’t get something down then after a while I feel it’s going to bang the side of my head off.

Terry Pratchett

Well, I’m writing everything that isn’t my final project, so that when I actually sit down to write it, that’s all that will be left in my mind.

Rainbow Rowell

I never had a movie that I wanted to do turned down in my whole life. I always write the script first so it speaks for itself.

Steve Martin

Do you know the phrase, ‘The word ‘water’ will not wet you?’ It’s one thing to write down an idea and another thing entirely to execute it.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When you are in deep distress and cannot restrain some expression of it, sit down and write out a harsh letter venting your anger. But don’t send it.

Donald T. Phillips

I never know when I sit down, just what I am going to write. I make no plan; it just comes, and I don’t know where it comes from.

D. H. Lawrence

Even if you don’t feel like sitting down to write or working on that big proposal, or whatever it is, just show up anyhow and the rest will follow.

Ayana Mathis

When you write things down, you commit to doing them. If you simply tell me what you want to do, there is really no commitment to getting it done.

David Cottrell

Everyone thinks they can write a play; you just write down what happened to you. But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life.

Neil Simon

Yann Martel I write fantasy because it’s there. I have no other excuse for sitting down for several hours a day indulging my imagination. Daydreaming. Thinking up imaginary people, impossible places.

Patricia A. McKillip

There are certain topics songwriters stay away from because it’s hard to go there. I didn’t sit down and go, ‘I want to write something about my dad now.’

Robert Coppola Schwartzman

Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant’s into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don’t just think it – ink it!

Michael Korda

Think about what you are passionate about. Dream about it. Write it down. Read it always. Now, live it. Whatever you are passionate about will directly lead you to your purpose!

Israelmore Ayivor

Writing may or may not be your salvation; it might or might not be your destiny. But that does not matter. What matters right now are the words, one after another. Find the next word. Write it down.

Neil Gaiman

Write it down and remember that we never gave in, the mind of a child is where the revolution begins, so if the solution has never been to look in yourself, how is it that you expect to find it anywhere else. Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.

Lewis Carroll

You write it down because finally, when it’s written down you do get it out of your system somewhat.

Andrew Bird

I write a letter to my mother every day, because in that letter, I write down my day. And if I don’t write it down, then tomorrow I will forget it and it’s gone.

Isabel Allende