Words matter. These are the best Typing Quotes from famous people such as Chuck Hogan, D. B. Weiss, Marco Arment, Mary Lou Jepsen, Valerie Harper, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Dracula appeared at a time of great technological revolution, utilizing telegraphs, typing machines, and blood transfusions.
Writing can be a very isolating profession. By its very nature, you spend a lot of your time barricaded in your house or office, typing on your own.
Apple already had everyone’s billing information from iTunes… you could buy things just by typing in your password… That, for the first time, brought very, very easy payment to the modern software world. That, more than anything, is why there is a business for paid apps.
Our brains are way, way more complex than any computer we know how to make. They’re way more creative. The input’s pretty good, but the output is constrained by our tongues and jaws moving and us typing.
Talk about a woman of a certain age – Pearl Buck was a great prototype of continuing to work. She was in the hospital dying of cancer, and in the next room was her secretary, typing out her next book.
There would be nights when I would wake up and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I would go downstairs and write. The staff had a pool going on how many pages of typing I would bring in here in the morning.
I hate typing but I love to write manually.
On any given day, I’m likely to be working at home, hunched over this keyboard, typing Great Thoughts and Beautiful Sentences – or so they seem at the time, like those beautifully flecked and iridescent stones one finds at the seashore that gradually dry into dull gray pebbles.
I started out typing and filing and answering the phones for a little nine-person firm. And that nine-person firm gave me my chance to find my own way.
I remember typing up my dissertation sitting in a horse box – I didn’t qualify for a caravan – on a set in Pinewood on my first film, ‘Still Crazy.’
I took mechanical drawing, geometry and typing at high school, the latter because that is what they did with smart girls in those days!
I started at the ‘Wall Street Journal Report’ as a production assistant typing chyrons and rolling the teleprompter, and then I became a producer, producing stories in the field, then the show’s line producer.
When Neil Young caught two women incessantly texting at a concert in 2012, he began mock typing on an invisible phone on stage until the women noticed and apparently left the show.
Writers and musicians are very similar in that the chances of making a life in either field are so infinitesimal. And once you’re in, the chances of staying viable are difficult. But there is something incredibly different about performing in front of a live audience, as opposed to sitting at your desk typing.
I don’t have any particular rituals, I sometimes like to write in longhand when I’m searching for ideas but I do the vast majority by typing, I can’t always keep up with my thoughts longhand. I’m not a coffee shop writer because I feel obliged to order more coffee and then I end up over-caffeinated.
Once you’ve finished typing and moving text around and everything else, you have to leave it alone for a while. You do that to see if it stands up, to see if all the loose edges have been trimmed, if it makes sense, if it’s consistent, what shape it really has. You can’t tell that while you’re working on it.
My mother, God bless her, forced me to take touch typing when I was 16.
Rather than spend my life on data entry and typing, I also take photos on my iPhone of business cards, wine labels, menus, or anything I want to have searchable on-the-run.
The type of Alzheimer’s Dad has is rare – posterior cortical atrophy or PCA – and it affects his spatial awareness and the way he judges distance. His first symptoms were erratic typing and spelling, but to talk to him, you’d never know there was a problem.
At any given time I’m listening to the Cory Branan, Leonna Naess, Eve 6, the King’s Noyse, Sean Paul, Green Day, the BoDeans, Buddy Holly, Nowell Sing We Clear… the list goes on and on. But I rarely listen to music while I write. I start typing the lyrics.
Typing and read receipts make a lot of sense for messaging. You write a letter, you put it in an envelope, you send it to a friend, and you want to know when they get it. It’s like FedEx – they let you know when the package gets dropped off.
After a while I thought it didn’t make any sense to use a pick. It’s kind of like typing with one finger on each hand instead of using all your fingers.
There are six ‘Time Warp Trio’ books that would take a page each to fully praise. And I just thought up twelve more while I was typing this sentence.
It’s a job. I entertain my readers. I get up in the morning, and I start typing.
Dynamic typing is not necessarily good. You get static errors at run time, which you really should be able to catch at compile time.
I am severely dyslexic, so I’m not the person who can do a lot of typing, writing and mathematics. I don’t excel in anything except in things that had to do with creativity and things with my hands. I like to build things and take things apart.
I have ideas every day, and if I’m not carrying a pad of paper, I’m typing it into the notes thing on my iPhone, and it’s just ridiculous – idle hands are the devil’s plaything, and I can’t be the devil’s plaything. I got to be the devil; I got to be the guy making it all happen.
Television allowed me to kick the Hollywood habit of typing an actor in certain roles.
I admit it: I’m a freak who sits obsessively in front of my computer typing my name into Yahoo Search over and over again. I’m a closet Amberholic. Please help me!
I’m a wild card at typing. That one thing.
I think about the characters I’ve created and then I sit down and start typing and see what they will do. There’s a lot of subconscious thought that goes on. It amazes me to find out, a few chapters later, why I put someone in a certain place when I did. It’s spooky.
On the traditional computer keyboard, I’m a super-fast touch typist. I mastered touch typing in high school.
I started writing when I was 9 years old. I was like this weird kid who would just stay in my room, typing little funny magazines and drawing comic strips.
My mother worked for a woman, Maria Ley-Piscator, who with her husband founded the Dramatic Workshop, which was connected to the New School. My mother did proofreading and typing and stuff or her, and as part of her payment, I was able to take acting classes there on Saturdays when I was 10.
I’m great at fake typing but in real life terrible.
I type my sermon notes into my BlackBerry, then I upload my sermon notes to my blog, my Facebook page and some of the information to my Twitter account. That’s 100,000 people I’m sharing the Gospel with by the virtue of typing it into my BlackBerry as opposed to writing it down. That is being efficient with my time.
I think it’s important to say typing in the computer is like the last, last phase of my writing process. That’s kind of the fun part. Well, it’s all somewhat fun, I suppose. But usually what happens is I think about a movie for at least a year – maybe a couple more – and I don’t put anything down.
If you type adeptly with 10 fingers, you’re typing faster than your mind is working.
My father wouldn’t let me take typing in childhood.
I was popular, and I enjoyed that, and my mother kept telling me I better take typing so I’d have something to fall back on. I didn’t know what the future held, but once I got my law degree, I started to feel like, ‘OK, I’m a serious person.’
I consider myself a reasonably intelligent guy. Made straight A’s in high school (except for driver’s ed and typing).
From 1961 to 1964, I was fortunate enough to work at a think tank in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago. As a writer and editor, I reported in a publication about the thinkers. Our offices were in a former mansion; I worked in what had been the ballroom. As I sat typing my copy, I imagined the dancers waltzing.
My book is already online. I can type 150 words a minute. I took typing in high school.
I would be writing while I was breastfeeding. I didn’t want the computer to be too close to her, so it was at an arm’s distance away while I was clickety-clack typing away.
I love the writing. I love the idea of typing and seeing it on the computer and printing it out myself and, you know, moving sentences around. I like that.
I already have it, but a good keyboard is invaluable when you spend a lot of time typing. My favorite one is the ancient IBM Model M I have at home.
Writing can be a very solitary business. It’s you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.
Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of evry part of your life.
I write my novels longhand. I love the feeling of writing; I love to see pen on paper. It feels more creative than typing, and it’s a more visual process for me – I can picture the entire scene in my head and am merely writing what I see.
To shoot a gun proficiently, including speed shooting, is much less of a skill than typing.