65 Scribble Quotes On Success In Life

These scribble quotes will inspire you. Scribble write or draw (something) carelessly or hurriedly.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging scribble quotes, scribble sayings, and scribble proverbs.

Best Scribble Quotes

  1. “Well I don’t write, I attempt to scribble here and there. And no, nothing ever so grand as being published.” ~ Charles Keating, Jr.
  2. “[On journalists:] We are a noisy, imperfect lot, struggling to scribble what has been called the first draft of history.” ~ Maureen Dowd
  3. “I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds.” ~ John James Audubon
  4. “We have to make a mark, even if it’s only a scribble.” ~ John Steinbeck

  5. “When in doubt, scribble.” ~ Jean Wilson
  6. “My sketchbook is a witness of what I am experiencing, scribbling things whenever they happen.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  7. “All intervening steps, scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed work models, studies thoughts, conversations, are of interest. Those that show the thought process of the artist are sometimes more interesting than the final product” ~ Sol LeWitt
  8. “To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.” ~ Lord Byron

  9. “I’m not anti conceptual art. I don’t think painting must be revived, exactly. Art reflects life, and our lives are full of algorithms, so a lot of people are going to want to make art that’s like an algorithm. But my language is painting, and painting is the opposite of that. There’s something primal about it. It’s innate, the need to make marks. That’s why, when you’re a child, you scribble.” ~ Jenny Saville , Scribble quotes art
  10. “Like most writers, I sit in a room and scribble a story and you don’t have a connection with the people who take your story, whether it be to the stage or to the screen.” ~ Michael Morpurgo
  11. “As when on some secluded branch in forest far and wide sits perched an owl, who, full of self-conceit and self-created wisdom, explains, comments, condemns, ordains and order things not understood, yet full of importance still holds forth to stocks and stones around – so sits and scribbles Mike.” ~ Michael Faraday
  12. “It is still an unending source of surprise for me how a few scribbles on a blackboard or on a piece of paper can change the course of human affairs.” ~ Stanislaw Ulam

  13. “I was not a lovable child, and I’d grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it’d be a scribble with fangs.” ~ Gillian Flynn
  14. “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  15. “Everybody knows by now that there’s a gazillion books on me either out or coming out in the near future. So I’m encouraging anybody who’s ever met me, heard me or even seen me, to get in on the action and scribble their own book. You never know, somebody might have a great book in them.” ~ Bob Dylan
  16. “Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” ~ Robert Frost

  17. “[ Digital revolution ] only has allowed me to work faster, editing digitally, which I’m doing right now, a film on volcanoes. I can edit almost as fast as I’m thinking, editing with celluloid means always searching for this little reel of film, and number it, and scribble on it with some sort of pens, and gluing it together, and working on a flatbed. It’s much, much slower.” ~ Werner Herzog
  18. “I love book signings: kids waiting in line for you to scribble on their new books, haha!” ~ Brian Jacques
  19. “I am excessively slothful, and wonderfully industrious-by fits. There are epochs when any kind of mental exercise is torture, and when nothing yields me pleasure but the solitary communion with the ‘mountains & the woods’-the ‘altars’ of Byron. I have thus rambled and dreamed away whole months, and awake, at last, to a sort of mania for composition. Then I scribble all day, and read all night, so long as the disease endures.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  20. “Write. Don’t talk about writing. Don’t tell me about your wonderful story ideas. Don’t give me a bunch of “somedays.” Plant your ass and scribble, type, keyboard. If you have any talent at all, it will leak out despite your failure to pay attention in English.” ~ Glen Cook

  21. “The past moves me and with me, although I remove myself from it. Its light often shines on this night traveler: and when it does, I scribble it down. Whatever pleasure is in it I need pass on. That’s happiness. That is who I am.” ~ Virginia Hamilton
  22. “The true writer, the born writer, will scribble words on scraps of litter, the back of a bus tickets, on the wall of a cell.” ~ David Nicholls
  23. “The thing about the 600 words, I mean someday, you can do a very, very, very hard day’s work and not write a word, just revising, or you would scribble a few words.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  24. “When trying to seduce a woman, a writer says: ‘I’m a writer’, and scribbles a poem on a napkin. It always works.” ~ Paulo Coelho

  25. “As a child. I grew up on a small farm, so I did a lot of drawings of animals, chickens and people. At the bottom of every page, I’d put a strange scribble. I was emulating adult handwriting, though I didn’t actually know how to write.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates
  26. “We all have time to write. We have time to write the minute we are willing to write badly, to chase a dead end, to scribble a few words, to write for the hell of it instead of for the perfect and polished result.” ~ Julia Cameron
  27. “I have a tremendous respect for writers who scribble away their torments, and their passions into plays.” ~ Rob Urbinati
  28. “When you look at the paintings at Chauvet Cave, they’re not primitive or like children’s little scribbles, it bursts on the scene fully accomplished and when you look through the faces of cultural history, art history, it has never gotten any better.” ~ Werner Herzog
  29. “But those who cannot write, and those who can, All rhyme, and scrawl, and scribble, to a man.” ~ Alexander Pope

  30. “When I was very little, four or five, I did comic strip drawings, so my first novel had no words. I couldn’t write and thought adult handwriting was a mysterious scribble. When I was 14, my grandmother gave me a typewriter and I started writing in a different way.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates
  31. “Hope bases vast premises on foolish accidents, and reads a word where in fact only a scribble exists.” ~ John Updike
  32. “I don’t feel I write fast. I write in longhand and do so much revision. On the page, it’s so old-fashioned. I could write a whole novel on scrap paper, scribbles and things. I keep looking at it and something develops. For me, using a word processor would mean staring at a screen for too many hours.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates
  33. “Letter-writing I imagine is counted as ‘work’ from which you must abstain, and I scribble this letter simply from the self-satisfied notion that you will like to hear from me. You see, I have asked no questions, which are the torture-screws of correspondence. Hence you have nothing to answer.” ~ George Eliot
  34. “‘ve had notebooks, but they are nondescript. All I care about is that they fit in my hand. I scribble down ideas. The problem is my best ideas come while I’m driving or showering.” ~ Sefi Atta

  35. “Suggestions? Put it aside for a few days, or longer, do other things, try not to think about it. Then sit down and read it (printouts are best I find, but that’s just me) as if you’ve never seen it before. Start at the beginning. Scribble on the manuscript as you go if you see anything you want to change. And often, when you get to the end you’ll be both enthusiastic about it and know what the next few words are. And you do it all one word at a time.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  36. “People no longer write letters. Lacking the leisure, and, for the most part, the ability, they dictate dispatches, and scribble messages. When you are in the humor, you should take a peep at some of the letters written by people who lived long ago.” ~ Joel Chandler Harris
  37. “Twiddle-twiddle away at my softly clicky keyboard for a while, making twiddly adjustments all along- and then print what I have twiddled. Glare at the printout and snarl and curse and scribble almost illegibly all over it with a ballpoint pen. Go back to the machine and enter the scribbles. Repeat this procedure until I hate the very meaning of every word I know.” ~ Roy Blount, Jr.
  38. “I was really young, but I can’t say that I wrote much of anything. I liked to scribble; I thought of it as that. But I was playing guitar and ukulele when I was in second grade.” ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter

  39. “A lot of times I’ll doodle on something while I’m doing interviews, because sometimes I’m on the phone for three or four hours and I want to get something going. I’ll just start from a scribble, or something that someone else already put on the page.” ~ Wayne Coyne
  40. “I always knew I was going to be an artist. It was a done deal right from when I was very little. It sounds like the dumbest thing ever, but my mom used to doodle when she was on the telephone and she made these – they weren’t just little scribbles – these little shapes and forms. I don’t know why she did it. I’ve never seen her do it again.” ~ Jeff Vespa
  41. “With films, I just scribble a couple of notes for a scene. You don’t have to do any writing at all, you just have your notes for the scene, which are written with the actors and the camera in mind. The actual script is a necessity for casting and budgeting, but the end product often doesn’t bear much resemblance to the script–at least in my case.” ~ Woody Allen
  42. “It seemed cruelly unfair to me, even then, how fast your life can change before you have an opportunity to rethink your choices. We should get second chances on the big stuff. We should come equipped with erasers attached to the tops of our heads. Like pencils. We should be able to flip over and scribble away mistakes, at least once or twice during the duration of our existence, especially in matters of life and death.” ~ Tiffanie DeBartolo
  43. “Philosophers are often like little children, who first scribble random lines on a piece of paper with their pencils, and now ask an adult ‘What is that?” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  44. “During the first five years that I was writing the series, I made plans and wrote small pieces of all the books. I concentrate on one book at a time, though occasionally I will get an idea for a future book and scribble it down for future reference.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  45. “The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble — to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills. I produce nothing but words; I consumer nothing but food, a little propane, a little firewood. By being utterly useless in the calculations of the culture at large I become useful, at last, to myself.” ~ Philip Connors
  46. “By the time the child can draw more that scribble, by the age of four or five years, an already well-formed body of conceptual knowledge formulated in language dominates his memory and controls his graphic work. Drawings are graphic accounts of essentially verbal processes. As an essentially verbal education gains control, the child abandons his graphic efforts and relies almost entirely on words. Language has first spoilt drawing and then swallowed it up completely.” ~ Karl Buhler
  47. “If a lunatic scribbles a jumble of mathematical symbols it does not follow that the writing means anything merely because to the inexpert eye it is indistinguishable from higher mathematics.” ~ Eric Temple Bell

  48. “As Danton sees it, the most bizarre aspect of Camille’s character is his desire to scribble over every blank surface; he sees a guileless piece of paper, virgin and harmless, and persecutes it till it is black with words, and then besmirches its sister, and so on, through the quire.” ~ Hilary Mantel
  49. “We all scribble poetry.” ~ Homer
  50. “When we were small, Rose and I used to play a game called connect the dots. I loved it. I loved drawing a line from dot number 1 to dot number 2 and so on. Most of all, I loved the moment when the chaotic sprinkle of dots resolved itself into a picture. That’s what stories do. They connect the random dots of life into a picture. But it’s all an illusion. Just try to connect the dots of life. You’ll end up with a lunatic scribble.” ~ Franny Billingsley
  51. “When I’m travelling, I always take my little notebook and scribble things down as I watch them; I’m very much geared to everything that’s happening. Whereas, the diary I keep is just about a record of a day I’ve spent. When I’m filming, I’m looking quite intensely at everything I see and trying to get my own eye on what we’re going through.” ~ Michael Palin
  52. “I cannot conceive how any man can have brought himself to that pitch of presumption, to consider his country as nothing but carte blanche, upon which he may scribble whatever he pleases.” ~ Edmund Burke

  53. “I know I draw without taking my pen off the page. I just keep going, and that my drawings I think of them as scribbles. I don’t think they mean anything to anybody except to me, and then at the end of the day, the end of the project, they wheel out these little drawings and they’re damn close to what the finished building is and it’s the drawing.” ~ Frank Gehry
  54. “Songs, and songwriting keeps me inspired, moving forward. I tend to scribble down notes, lyrics or just random thoughts on pieces of paper, backs of cigarette packs, sometimes on my shirt cuff. Rock n’ roll is closest thing I’ve got to a spiritual power. It’s been the higher voice in my life and it’s never let me down.” ~ John Waite
  55. “Writing is the easiest thing in the world…. Just try it sometime. I sit up with a pipe in my mouth and a board on my knees and I scribble away.” ~ Mark Twain
  56. “Stars scribble on our eyes the frosty sagas, The gleaming cantos of unvanquished space. (Cape Hatteras” ~ Hart Crane

  57. “I took notes on the people around me, in my town, in my family, in my memory. I took notes on my own state of mind, my grandiosity, the low self-esteem. I wrote down the funny stuff I overheard. I learned to be like a ship’s rat, veined ears trembling, and I learned to scribble it all down.” ~ Anne Lamott
  58. “It’s no mystery why many of us in the media can’t get enough of the fabricators Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass, the latter of whom concocted more than a score of bogus feature stories for the New Republic (and who wrote for other magazines, including this one, once) in the mid-1990s. Anyone–journalist, student, academic–who has ever stared at a blank screen, their brains grinding emptiness, and thought, How can I fill this hole? knows that in those desperate moments before a deadline, almost anyone can do almost anything: make stuff up, plagiarize, scribble senseless half-truths.” ~ David Edelstein
  59. “What need had the businessman to scribble or philosophize when he dominated the imagination of his time and the frantic materialism that was his principle of existence had become the haunting central figure in contemporary life?” ~ Alfred Kazin
  60. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin

  61. “The closest thing to an outline is, because my memory is so bad now, if something occurs to me that I think might be important or pivotal, a lot of times I’ll scribble notes down somewhere until I can get back to the book. Of course half the time I look at those notes the next morning and think, “What was that about?”” ~ Anna Quindlen
  62. “The stage I chose–a subject fair and free–
    ‘Tis yours–’tis mine–’tis public property.
    All common exhibitions open lie,
    For praise or censure, to the common eye.
    Hence are a thousand hackney writers fed;
    Hence monthly critics earn their daily bread.
    This is a general tax which all must pay,
    From those who scribble, down to those who play.” ~ Charles Churchill

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