14 Wild & Risque Writing Quotes

“You should always write with an erection, even if you’re a woman.” ―Tom Robbins

“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.”
Robert Heinlein

“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. ―Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

“Writing is like sex. First, you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”
Virginia Woolf

“I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can’t conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”
Mark Twain

“The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.”
Raymond Chandler

“Notebooks are like condoms. You should always carry one just in case.” ―Miche Anni, Creators, Protect Your Work


When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. ” ― Lady Gaga

“I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

“I can’t imagine a romance novel published today where the hero rapes the heroine and she falls in love with him.”
Julia Quinn

“What is your advice to young writers?”
“Drink, fuck and smoke plenty of cigarettes.”
― Charles Bukowski, Hot Water Music

“A tamed woman will never leave her mark in the world.”
Robert M Drake

When you write, dare to be bold. Dare to be wild.