65 Well Written Quotes On Success In Life

These well written quotes will inspire you. Well written, composed in a competent, and often entertaining, style.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging well written quotes, well written sayings, and well written proverbs.

Best Well Written Quotes

  1. “A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  2. “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  3. “Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  4. “I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.” ~ Steve Martin
  5. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” ~ Albert Einstein

  6. “For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to mince about was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!” ~ Dwayne Johnson
  7. “The end of a man’s life is often compared to the winding up of a well written play, where the principal persons still act in character, whatever the fate in which they undergo.” ~ Joseph Addison
  8. “I love a novel that’s funny, and The Taxman Cometh is very funny, delightfully well-written, yet with a serious message about how government bureaucracy affects us all. Read. Enjoy. And if a comparison to Catch 22 pops into your mind, that’s not surprising.” ~ Marvin Kalb
  9. “Zamunda represent everything that is kewl and real about vagabonding….being the person that discovered Zamunda (for independent travelers) during the research of my book, Vagabonding, I am happy to see a well written guide done by the boyz and girl at BootsnAll” ~ Rolf Potts
  10. “Shirley Valentine is a beautiful character and so well written. What Shirley speaks and thinks is so logical” ~ Loretta Swit

  11. “There is a film called ‘A Separation.’ If you see it playing, go see it. It’s beautiful. It’s so well written and the acting is amazing. It’s one of those films that you would love to be a part of.” ~ Demian Bichir
  12. “If I like the story and it’s well written, and it’s a character I want to play and they’ll pay me, then I decide to do it.” ~ William H. Macy
  13. “If it’s well written and well directed and you’ve got good actors to work with, acting is easy. But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part. It’s very rare” ~ John Lithgow
  14. “The screenplay is so well-written in a scruffy, fanzine way that you want to rub noses in it – the noses of those zombie writers who take ‘screenwriting’ classes that teach them the formulas for ‘hit films.'” ~ Roger Ebert
  15. “but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.” ~ Jane Austen

  16. “Look at the Coen brothers. All their minor characters are as interesting as their protagonists. If the smaller characters are well-written, the whole world of the film becomes enriched. It’s not the size of the thing, but the detail.” ~ Brendan Gleeson
  17. “Max [Landis] writes in quite a heightened way, specifically for Dirk. There’s a rhythm and a specific speed to it, and it was very easy to learn because it was so well-written. It just rolled off the tongue. There aren’t many auditions that I go for, where I feel like I could actually do the part. But with this one, even though I was not quite sure how to pin Dirk down, I thought I could do it.” ~ Samuel Barnett
  18. “Only those works which are well-written will pass to posterity: the amount of knowledge, the uniqueness of the facts, even the novelty of the discoveries are no guarantees of immortality … These things are exterior to a man but style is the man himself.” ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
  19. “Rich as we are in biography, a well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one; and there are certainly many more men whose history deserves to be recorded than persons willing and able to record it.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  20. “Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.” ~ Kate DiCamillo

  21. “I love a smart, well-written show, and ’30 Rock,’ well, you can’t get any better than that. Tina Fey poos funny. There’s nothing that she does that isn’t funny. That show is an example of how brilliant she is. It’s so smart. They’ve done some brilliant commentary about the ‘Housewives’ with ‘Queen of Jordan,’ their show-within-the-show.” ~ Andy Cohen
  22. “I barely watch TV apart from the news. Most of it is rubbish. There’s all this reality nonsense and dross. I think there’s a market for a well-produced, well-written melodrama like ‘Dallas.’ It’s pure entertainment.” ~ Larry Hagman
  23. “Every year I hear people complain that the quality of screenplays and movies is declining. In my opinion, the vast majority of scripts written – as well as most movies that are released – are not very original, well-written, or interesting. It has always been that way, and I think it always will be.” ~ Viggo Mortensen
  24. “Applause is interesting, but I’m a monster with or without it. Something is either well written or it isn’t. ‘White Rabbit’ is not well written, and no amount of applause or royalties can convince me it is. I could have done a better job with those lyrics. They didn’t say what I wanted.” ~ Grace Slick
  25. “Anything I’ve ever read by John Irving has been really well written.” ~ Luke Bryan

  26. “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  27. “Mary is a very well-written typical eldest child in that she puts her own needs at the forefront… She’s not as inclined to conciliate or placate. Cora is fascinated by Mary” ~ Jessica Fellowes
  28. “A love affair is like a short story–it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning was easy, the middle might drag, invaded by commonplace, but the end, instead of being decisive and well knit with that element of revelatory surprise as a well-written story should be, it usually dissipated in a succession of messy and humiliating anticlimaxes.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  29. “In every well-written play the battle rages between the primary powers of Good and Evil, and it is this battle which constitutes the life impulse of the play, its driving force, and is basic to all plot structures…In any true piece of art…the beginning and the end are, or should be, polar in principle. All the main qualities of the first section should transform themselves into their opposites in the last section.” ~ Michael Chekhov
  30. “Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter.” ~ Karen Joy Fowler

  31. “You know that something is really well written when you have to think so little about the words that are coming out of your mouth and you’re able to dwell in your own headspace to get there. It’s very easy to recall and remember because it’s written so well.” ~ Tom Weston-Jones
  32. “Only well-written works will descend to posterity. Fulness of knowledge, interesting facts, even useful inventions, are no pledge of immortality, for they may be employed by more skilful hands; they are outside the man; the style is the man himself.” ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
  33. “Only idiots or snobs ever really thought less of ‘genre books’ of course. There are stupid books and there are smart books. There are well-written books and badly written books. There are fun books and boring books. All of these distinctions are vastly more important than the distinction between the literary and the non-literary.” ~ Stephen Marche
  34. “We have more faith in a well-written romance while we are reading it than in common history. The vividness of the representations in the one case more than counterbalances the mere knowledge of the truth of facts in the other.” ~ William Hazlitt
  35. “You can always find ways to make it different, as long as it’s a really well-written script and well-written character.” ~ Georgina Haig

  36. “I daydream about things I want to happen, but none of it is more complicated, most of the time, than just really hoping that the good parts and the well-written parts are the ones that turn up on my doorstep.” ~ Rebecca Hall
  37. “What I think of blogs is just this: Some are beautifully written and many are not. But even blogs that aren’t necessarily “well” written are great for the person writing them.” ~ Augusten Burroughs
  38. “I use improvisation as a writing tool to help produce material that goes into a script, but a well-crafted script shouldn’t sound scripted, and oftentimes people confuse something that looks like improvisation for what is actually a very well-written script that is well-acted.” ~ Steve Coogan
  39. “If a film is very clever and well-written, that’s what gives you freedom as a director. Part of the freedom in directing, for me, is that I’m also the camera operator. That’s the place where things are less rigid, where I can adjust as I go along.” ~ Patrice Leconte
  40. “Sometimes a song just has to cater to whatever’s goin’ on. A well-written song is a song that stays true to the subject.” ~ Dolly Parton

  41. “There are people who are trying to write history for the general reader who can be quite tedious. That said, I do feel in my heart of hearts that if history isn’t well written, it isn’t going to be read, and if it isn’t read it’s going to die.” ~ David McCullough
  42. “No matter what character your play. I feel like whenever anyone is honest and whole and well-written, you’re going to be able to connect to that person because we’re all kinda made up of the same stuff and I think that’s always one of the really powerful things about approaching each individual character and role and film.” ~ Ellen Page
  43. “If it’s a really well written villain, he probably has more layers than the archetypal good person. So that would be very attractive to an actor. No one chooses to be a villain; it’s usually a reaction to something else.” ~ Ben Kingsley
  44. “I wish I could have a recurring role on ‘Modern Family’. I think ‘Modern Family’ is the best comedy on television. It’s extremely well written, extremely well acted and directed.” ~ Patti LuPone
  45. “I dont think you ever get tired of the well-written, well-crafted songs.” ~ Brenda Lee

  46. “Although an impressive amount of business and social interaction takes place over the telephone and fax, by e-mail, or in person today, the well-written letter remains a staple of business success and one of the strongest connecting links between human beings.” ~ Rosalie Maggio
  47. “What I like most: Reading well-written sources that take me to another world for hours at a time – and being able to call that work! Also, of course, finding a gem of information that is either exactly what I was looking for, or else fits perfectly into the story in some way.” ~ Linda Sue Park
  48. “I improvise whenever I feel it’s important, or whenever I think that something’s there. It’s nice to have a script that’s so well-written that I don’t have to improvise. I mean, I used to have to re-write whole movies; this is kind of nice.” ~ Bill Murray
  49. “Partisans present some of the most refreshing music I’ve heard in a long while, uncompromising, very well written and very well played. It demands serious attention. I hear in these players a sense of common purpose and resolve, and a strong command of a dialect uniquely suited to this music. It’s heartening to hear music that looks to find its own particular place.” ~ Steve Swallow
  50. “Most books are so well written they barely have any effect on the reader’s senses” ~ Steve Aylett

  51. “As a skilled psychologist, Dr. Reznick draws from her wealth of experience to offer children and parents a treasure trove of skills to relieve stress. She presents well-written, easy-to-follow tools to use in every situation. From visualization techniques to breathing exercises, Dr. Reznick taps the power of a child’s imagination to ensure kids achieve peace and success.” ~ Judith Orloff
  52. “That was my big break [Lonesome Dove]. My first real kind of adult role on something really well-written. It was a spin-off of the miniseries, and I played Col. Mosby, a very dangerous, Southern colonel in post-Civil War, wandering the West.” ~ Eric McCormack
  53. “When ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ was over, I was looking for a drama more than a comedy…but if it was a comedy that came up, it would have to be as well-written as ‘Malcolm’ was, and it would have to be a different kind of character than I played on that show. That’s harder to come by. In drama, there were more opportunities, more options for me, and when I read (‘Breaking Bad’), it was just, ‘Good night, Nurse! I’m going after this sucker!'” ~ Bryan Cranston
  54. “What I learned from doing The Graduate was it doesnt matter what the medium is… as long as the material is inspiring and the characters are well written.” ~ Alicia Silverstone
  55. “Once something is well-written, then everything else is gravy.” ~ Billy Campbell

  56. “When you people have a set up joke and the joke is set up straight and the words are just well written, I always say “C’mon, humans don’t speak that way.”” ~ Will Gluck
  57. “We have different kinds of intimacy with many, many people. I’m disappointed by well-written novels that only deal with two or three people.” ~ Ann Patchett
  58. “I was just infused with ideas and I would dream about it and wake up and go, “Oh, I have another idea about Walter White.” It was so well written. And it just got into my soul.” ~ Bryan Cranston
  59. “I was confident and in good shape when I first came to L.A. but nobody would cast me in any well written roles. People assumed based on my looks I was an asshole and a one trick pony. They never let me improv or do comedy. It wasn’t until I built a shlubby exterior, which stood in stark contrast to my inner confidence that people gave me room to play.” ~ Chris Pratt
  60. “A poor idea well written is more likely to be accepted than a good idea poorly written” ~ Isaac

  61. “I majored in English in college and that was my major in graduate school before switching to creative writing. I read a lot of [Charles] Dickens and [Anthony ] Trollope, but there was lots of stuff I hadn’t read like Thackeray’s “Vanity Fair,” which is so well written and funny.” ~ Stephen Dobyns
  62. “Whatever I’m doing, I try to write well. I try to give the reader a nice, clean well-written surface, where the writing is transparent. It probably takes me longer to write things, but it’s very important to me that the writing itself be good.” ~ Shelby Steele
  63. “I think I get really into comfort music: ’60s stuff, ’50s stuff like Frankie Avalon. I love it – such simple songs, but so well written. That, and old French pop. I love that, because I don’t speak French. It’s all just pop music! But I love it because it just makes me focus on the melodies.” ~ Michael Benjamin Lerner
  64. “When you have a full page of well-written dialogue that has a thought process to it, it is pretty easy to memorize. It’s a lot easier to memorize than if you’re in a scene and other people are talking, and you have maybe one word or one sentence that you have to interject at the right time and in a natural way.” ~ Sandra Bullock
  65. “When you envy actors, only envy them for their good roles. Keep in mind they have to do a lot of roles to make a living, and not all of them are good. When they’re doing a stupid role in a bad production, it’s kind of a dumb thing to do when you’re an adult. When you’re doing a great role that’s well-written, it’s an enviable job.” ~ Bob Odenkirk

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