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    If I can hear it I can kind of play it. I guess that's how I write, just how something feels.
    — Zac Farro
    tags: write 
    There are poems inside of you that paper can't handle.
    — YZ
    tags: poem 
    Every morning, after a few sips of coffee and a bit of small talk, each of us retreats with our books, and travels centuries away from this place.
    — Yxta Maya Murray
    tags: travel  book 
    Books make dangerous devils out of women.
    — Yxta Maya Murray
    tags: women  devil  book  dangerous 
    Color is enslaved by line, that becomes writing.
    — Yves Klein
    tags: writing 
    It took me 14 years to write poems about Vietnam. I had never thought about writing about it, and in a way I had been systematically writing around it.
    — Yusef Komunyakaa
    Except for the usual house chores, doing income tax, etc., I am free to write whenever I want.
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    tags: write  tax 
    I must say that, on the whole, I prefer fiction to poetry.
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    tags: poetry  fiction 
    Facebook is a platform inside a platform.
    — Yuri Milner
    I tried to make sense of the Four Books,until love arrived,and it all became a single syllable.
    — Yunus Emre
    I still have no way to survive but to keep writing one line, one more line, one more line.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: writing 
    Within those confining walls, teachers - a bunch of men all armed with the same information - gave the same lectures every year from the same notebooks and every year at the same point in the textbooks made the same jokes.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: men  year 
    I don't write hits. If you just open that door, you're going to get a hit.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    tags: write 
    If you're just starting off as an artist, steal as much inspiration from everything you like, as much as you can. Take from books, from poets, from musicians. Just steal stuff from all over the place and then mix it up to make something of your own.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    tags: book  poet  artist 
    Travel teaches as much as books.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    tags: travel  book 
    A novel, basically, is writing one sentence - then, without violating the scope of the first one, writing the next sentence.
    — Young-Ha Kim
    tags: novel  writing 
    I never write. Never! I do not even remember if I can write.
    — Young Thug
    tags: write 
    It is important to make sure that both persons wanting to marry have enough finances and are ready to commit
    — Yoshiko Sakurai
    tags: marry 
    The end of spring- the poet is brooding about editors.
    — Yosa Buson
    tags: poet 
    I travel a lot, so when I arrive in a city, I like to go to good local bookshops and make a selection based on how I'm feeling and what I'm thinking. The book I pick usually seems to have a definite karmic connection!
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: travel  thinking  book 
    Someday I'll be remembered for The phone calls I never made Letters I never mailed And the stories I never finished telling anyone.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: stories 
    If a woman writes about a domestic situation, everyone automatically assumes that it's about her.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: women  write 
    There are books of the same chemical composition as dynamite. The only difference is that a piece of dynamite explodes once, whereas a book explodes a thousand times.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: time  book 
    what primitive tastes the ancients must have had if their poets were inspired by those absurd, untidy clumps of mist, idiotically jostling one another about
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: poet  absurd 
    A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else can only be a footnote.
    — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    tags: poetry  poet 
    Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
    — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    tags: poetry 
    We've already been killed, all of us. It happened so long ago, we've forgotten it.
    — Yasmina Khadra
    I like simple writing. I'd rather read Hemingway than Burroughs.
    — Yannis Philippakis
    tags: writing  read 
    I wanted to be a scientist. I did a thesis on lions. But I realised photography can show things writing can't. Lions were my professor of photography.
    — Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    When one is writing a letter, he should think that the recipient will make it into a hanging scroll.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: writing 
    We are born to die tomorrow, and yet through books we are able to know events of thousands of years.
    — Yamaga Soko
    tags: die  book  year  tomorrow 
    The ad in the paper said 'Big Sale. Last Week.' Why advertise? I already missed it. They're just rubbing it in.
    — Yakov Smirnoff
    No one like crying, but tears water our souls. So, perhaps my thanks should be to allow you to cry for the Chinese women in my books.
    — Xinran
    tags: women  soul  tears  crying  water  book 
    An excellent precept for writers: Have a clear idea of all the phrases and expressions you need, and you will find them.
    — Ximenes Doudan
    tags: ideas 
    I'm a big researcher. I love libraries and archives and I have a huge National Geographiccollection. I have a good amount of books and records, and I'm on the Internet. I think research yields a lot and can help you pull different discordant works that may not be harmonious. Through time and with patience and focus, you bring them all together.
    — Xaviera Simmons
    This rebuilding of New Orleans gives us the perfect opportunity to see if we're ready to extend the legacy of Dr. King.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    We no longer want to be a melting pot, because we don't understand what is already melted.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    There is nothing contemptible about an intoxicated man - if it is nothing more than a bookful of words or a roomful of notes that he has got drunk on.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    tags: men 
    I was very fond of strange stories when I was a child.
    — Wu Cheng'en
    tags: children  child  stories 
    When writing is good, everything is symbolic, but symbolic writing is seldom good.
    — Wright Morris
    tags: writing 
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