I do write songs with a political dimension to them sometimes, but I'm always slightly appalled by it when I do.
The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men.
A lot of aspiring writers are all ready to write a novel, but they don't know how to write sentences.
Comedians kind of write what comes to them. You can give yourself little assignments, but it's what inspires you.
That's what attracts me to the kind of characters I try and write - that they're not cut and dried.
I don't write for an auditorium full of people. I don't write for the microphone; I write for the page.
Everything I do is very visual and very aural, so I don't read music, and I draw as much as I write out lyrics.
All through my writing life, I've had this impulse to write autobiographical works.
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
The experimental poetry thing is not my thing. It's a programme of the avant-garde: basically a refusal of the kind of poetry I write.
I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.
I write most of my songs when I'm in a bad mood.
I can't remember 16 bars. Unless you write it, you can't. I just do it bar for bar.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
I'd rather write about polar bears than people.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
I don't write so much now. I'm getting on 33, pot belly and creeping dementia.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
I used to sing songs and write with my uncle, Bill Owens.
Writers divide into those who write biting their nails and those who don't. Some writers write licking their finger.