A collection of Writing Quotes by Irwin Shaw
Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it.
Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own.
Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life.
If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship.
A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much.
Writing is finally play, and there's no reason why you should get paid for playing.