And you can quote me

If you want some inspirational quotes about writing, the website Goodreads has more than a thousand for you to browse through. You’ll find that some of the quotes contradict other quotes. Some quotes may not have originated (or may never even have been said) by the people whose names are attached to them. But that’s not important.

The point is to look through the quotes until you find some that resonate. Scoop them up and keep them nearby when you need a nudge to start a project, to improve it, to finish it. I hope you get to do all three in the coming year.

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable.”
― Octavia E. Butler

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
― Anton Chekhov

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
― Cyril Connolly

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”
― T.S. Eliot

“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
― Stephen King

“Writers write while dreamers procrastinate. ”
― Besa Kosova

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
― Louis L’Amour

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
― Jack London

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison

“I hate writing, I love having written.”
― Dorothy Parker

“You can fix anything but a blank page.”
― Nora Roberts

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
― Mark Twain

“The best writing is rewriting.”
― E.B. White

 

 

 

 

 

 


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