ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴘᴇʀᴇʟʟ ✌ @david_perell "The Writing Guy" | Host of the North Star Podcast: perell.com/podcast | Writing at perell.com/ | Teaching at writeofpassage.school/ Dec. 09, 2019 1 min read

Love these writing quotes:

1) "Your biggest enemy is a day spent not writing, not a day spent writing too little.” — @tylercowen

2) “The coolest people I meet are the ones who find me through something I’ve written.” — @sivers

3) "The very reason I write is so that I might not sleepwalk through my entire life." — Zadie Smith

4) “To become a better writer, I first had to become a better person.” — John Kaag

5) "If you wish you would take something more seriously, do it publicly." — @JamesClear

6) “Writing is nature's way of telling us how lousy our thinking is.” ― Leslie Lamport

7) "If you can't communicate your ideas, it doesn't matter how great they are, thus the huge importance of getting better at crafts like writing and public speaking. — @jposhaughnessy

8) “If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.”
― George Orwell

9) "Keep in mind that you want to write in the same voice you'd use if you and I were in a bar having a chat." ― @morganhousel

10) "Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise." — Bertrand Russell

11) "Good writing is full of wonder; it marvels at the glory and stupidity and frustration and pain and beauty of being alive." — @jasonzweigwsj

12) "Writing is the most scalable professional networking activity - stay home, don't go to events/conferences, and just put ideas down." — @andrewchen

13) "Good communication is the ability to say the most stuff in the fewest words." — @morganhousel

14) "Almost all successful rewriting involves moving closer to just calling a spade a spade." — Alain de Botton

15) The cheapest leverage most people have access to is their ability to write. — @nic__carter

16) Conflict is to storytelling what sound is to music. — Robert McKee

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