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50 inspirational quotes for writers in 2021

  1. “Allowing yourself to make mistakes can ultimately go beyond a writer’s block.” ~ Agnihotri, Neeraj

  2. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Angelou, Maya

  3. “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” ~ Asimov, Isaac

  4. “A word after a word after a word is power.” ~ Atwood, Margaret

  5. “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” ~ Bach, Richard

  6. “Always be a poet, even in prose.” ~ Baudelaire, Charles

  7. “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” ~ Bellow, Saul

  8. “Very often we write down a sentence too early, then another too late; what we have to do is write it down at the proper time, otherwise it’s lost.” ~ Bernhard, Thomas

  9. “Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” ~ Brown Jr., H. Jackson

  10. “Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all” ~ Bukowsk, Charles

The curse of writer's block

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

  2. “It’s always something, to know you’ve done the most you could. But, don’t leave off hoping, or it’s of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last.” ~ Dickens, Charles

  3. Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” ~ Dumbledore, Albus (Rowling, J. K.)

  4. “To survive, you must tell stories.” ~ Eco, Umberto

  5. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Einstein, Albert

  6. “I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.” ~ Flaubert, Gustave

  7. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ~ Franklin, Benjamin

  8. “Writers live twice.” ~  Natalie Goldberg

  9. “As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.” ~ Hemingway, Ernest

  10. “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” ~ Herbert, George

Words have great value

  1. “Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.” ~ Hesse, Hermann

  2. “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” ~ Jefferson, Thomas

  3. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ~ Kassem, Suzy

  4. “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ~ Kerouac, Jack

  5. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ King, Martin Luther (Jr.)

  6. “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” ~ King, Martin Luther (Jr.)

  7. “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ~ King, Stephen

  8. “If the book is true, it will find an audience that is meant to read it.” ~ Lamb, Wally

  9. “You can make anything by writing.” ~ Lewis, C.S.

  10. “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ~ Mann, Thomas

Writing is hardly ever easy

  1. “A picture can speak a thousand words, but a thousand words can paint you a thousand pictures.” ~ Michaels, Evy

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

  3. “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ~ Nhat Hanh, Thich

  4. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ~ Nin, Anaïs

  5. “I write to discover what I know.” ~ O’Connor, Flannery

  6. “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ~ Picoult, Jodi

  7. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~ Plath, Sylvia

  8. “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” ~ Pratchet, Terry

  9. “Words can light fires in the minds of men.” ~ Rothfuss, Patrick

  10. “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” ~ Proulx, Annie

Read, read, read

  1. “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” ~ Salk, Jonas

  2. “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” ~ Scott, Orson

  3. “Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.” ~ See, Lisa

  4. “I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” ~ Stevenson, Robert Louis

  5. “People say, ‘What advice do you have for people who want to be writers?’ I say, they don’t really need advice, they know they want to be writers, and they’re gonna do it. Those people who know that they really want to do this and are cut out for it, they know it.” Stine, R.L.

  6. “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” ~ Taylor, Laini

  7. “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” ~ Thoreau, Henry David

  8. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ~ Tutu, Desmond

  9. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ~ Twain, Mark

  10. “Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.” ~ Zusak, Markus

– Do you have a favourite inspirational quote? –


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