Written - Quotes


Sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in.

David Bowie

Myths, whether in written or visual form, serve a vital role of asking unanswerable questions and providing unquestionable answers. Most of us, most of the time, have a low tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty. We want to reduce the cognitive dissonance of not knowing by filling the gaps with answers. Traditionally, religious myths have served that role, but today - the age of science - science fiction is our mythology.

Michael Shermer

A moving finger having once written could never be lured back to unwrite.

Isaac Asimov

Tell a devout Christian that his wife is cheating on him, or that frozen yogurt can make a man invisible, and he is likely to require as much evidence as anyone else, and to be persuaded only to the extent that you give it. Tell him that the book he keeps by his bed was written by an invisible deity who will punish him with fire for eternity if he fails to accept its every incredible claim about the universe, and he seems to require no evidence what so ever.

Sam Harris

Numbers written on restaurant bills within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same mathematical laws as numbers written on any other pieces of paper in any other parts of the Universe.

Douglas Adams

The world isn`t run by the laws written on paper. It`s run by people. Some according to laws, others not. It depends on each individual how his world will be, how he makes it. And you also need a whole lot of luck, so that somebody else doesn`t make your life hell. And it ain`t as simple as they tell you in grade school. But it is good to have strong values and to maintain them. In marriage, in crime, in war, always and everywhere.


In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.

Oscar Wilde

Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.

Gregory Maguire

There are no dim-witted readers, only badly written one-minute stories.

István Örkény

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

Oscar Wilde

The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word.

Galileo Galilei

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.

George Sand

An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.

Samuel Butler


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