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Easy reading is damn hard writing. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

God is love, but get it in writing. - Gypsy Rose Lee

I am a drinker with writing problems. - Brendan Behan

Writing is a struggle against silence. - Carlos Fuentes

Television has raised writing to a new low. - Samuel Goldwyn

Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety. - Jack Nicklaus

The wastebasket is the writer's best friend. - Isaac B Singer

Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult. - Leo Tolstoy

The point of good writing is knowing when to stop. - L.M. Montgomery

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. - Elvis Costello

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach

The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. - Robert Frost

If you really want to know yourself, start by writing a book. - Shereen El Feki

I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. - Peter de Vries

Writing is only the frosting on my cake. I'm whole without it. - Tabitha King

Maybe I'm a serial regional writer. First here, then there, across the map. - Richard Ford

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. - Robert Frost

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up. - Ernest Hemingway

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. - W Somerset Maugham

You've got to concentrate on one idea. You can't ride a horse with two asses. - Joe Segal

Concentrate on what you're doing - then you won't have time to tense up and worry. - Unknown

Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do. - Shania Twain

Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well, I have impeccable paranoia credentials. - Mordecai Richler

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else. - Ivern Ball

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. - Robert Frost

People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician. - Eleanor Clift

For short term relaxation, I take a hot tub. It's my best way to unblock writer's block. - Ellen Hopkins

Early on, if I was alone two or three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide. - Jack Nicholson

Of all the useless things a person can do, limerick writing is right up there with golf and fishing. - Garrison Keillor

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. - Christopher Hampton

It's not plagiarism - I'm recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer would do. - Unlek Swain

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. - Robert Frost

Wanting to meet a writer because you like their books is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pate. - Margaret Atwood

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. - Ernest Hemingway

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. - William Arthur Ward

I met a man at a party. He said, "I'm writing a novel." I said, "Oh, really? Neither am I." - Peter Cook

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. - Andre Gide

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. - Ray Bradbury

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward. - Robert Frost


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