10 Inspiring Quotes to Write by

Whether you’re published or unpublished, sometimes we all need a little bit of inspiration from those who have already done it, and done it in style. These are 10 of my favourite quotes about writing:

When you just don’t know what to write:

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

When you’re staring at the empty screen and shouting ‘think, dammit, think’:

The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes – Agatha Christie

When it’s finished and it didn’t turn out quite how you imagined it would:

Every book is the wreck of a perfect idea – Iris Murdoch

When you wonder why on earth you started this madness that’s called writing in the first place:

Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well – Stephen King


Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand – George Orwell

When you begin to doubt you’ll ever get published at all:

You fail only if you stop writing – Ray Bradbury

When you forget that writing should be FUN:

I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of – Joss Whedon

When you begin to wonder if you’re the only one who finds it HARD:

Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written – George R. R. Martin

When you look at the calendar and want to cry:

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by – Douglas Adams

When you begin to panic that you have no more books inside you:

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have – Maya Angelou

1 thought on “10 Inspiring Quotes to Write by

  1. Rhoda Baxter

    “Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends” Hahahahahahahaha…(sob)
    Great quotes. I agree with all of them. Especially the one about enjoying having written.


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