Inspirational writing quotes

70 Most Inspirational Writing Quotes By Famous Authors

It’s often said that when you want to say something and no one is listening you then you must keep a diary and write on it daily. It helps you in expressing your feelings and understanding yourself better. It is a medium of communication embedded with human’s feelings and their thoughts.

Writing can be for different purposes such as for businesses, for academics, for personal etc. But whatever kind, it is the best way to express what one has in the mind. Therefore, it’s truly said that read as much as you can and write as much as you read. Below are some inspirational writing quotes.

These short quotes about writing will inspire you for writing more and more. There are some people who face difficulty in expressing their ideas and opinions through speech, therefore these inspirational writing quotes by famous authors will provide them comfort and will ease the difficulty of writing.

Who knows if any such writing will be discovered by publishers and our next generations will read them as school textbooks. So, grab your pen and start writing.

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1.  “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”-Maya Angelou

2. “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”-J.D. Salinger

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

4. “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”-Madeleine L’Engle

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

6. “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”-Virginia Woolf

7. 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.”-Mark Twain

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

9. “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”-Lloyd Alexander

10. “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-Sylvia Plath

11. “Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.”-Harvey Pekar

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

13. “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”-Robert Frost

14. “Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”-William Faulkner

15. “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.  This is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”-Mark Twain.“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”-Ray Bradbury

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

17. “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”-Stephen King

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

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Motivational quotes by famous authors

19.“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”-Stephen King

20. “After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”-Philip Pullman

21. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”-Winston S. Churchill

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

23. “Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.”-Neil Gaiman

24. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”-Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

25. “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”-W. Somerset Maugham

26. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”-Stephen King

27. “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”-Thomas Mann

28. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”-Stephen King

29. “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”-Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

30. “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences”-Sylvia Plath

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Inspirational Writing about life

35. “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”-William Wordsworth

31. “Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”-Neil Gaiman

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

33. “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”-Neil Gaiman

34. “A word after a word after a word is power.”-Margaret Atwood

35. “Tears are words that need to be written.”-Paulo Coelho

36. “You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”-Ray Bradbury

37. “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

38. “Writing is like sex. First, you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”-Virginia Woolf

39. “Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”-Philip Jose Farmer

40. “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”-Neil Gaiman

41. “To survive, you must tell stories.”-Umberto Eco

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

Inspirational Writing Quotes By Famous Authors

Inspirational Writing

43. “A short story is a different thing altogether “ a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”-Stephen King

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

45. “That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.”-Tim O’Brien

46. “If you’re holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.” — J.K. Rowling

47. “I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.” — Stephen King

48. “You fail only if you stop writing.”— Ray Bradbury

49. “It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”— Ernest Hemingway

50. “As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”― Ernest Hemingway

51. “I can shake off everything as I write. My sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”— Anne Frank

52. “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” — William Faulkner

53. “I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don’t know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose.”— P.G. Wodehouse

54. “To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.” — Herman Melville

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55. “To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” — Allen Ginsberg, WD

56. “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” -Ernest Hemingway

57. “Write. Just do it. Then again. Then some more. And more. Do not wait for inspiration; if you do enough of it often enough, inspiration will eventually come.” -Nancy Kress

58. “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” -Terry Pratchett

59. “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” -Anne Lamott

60. “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” -Gloria Steinem

61. “Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in a human situation.” -Graham Greene

62. “I do not over-intellectualise the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story.” -Tom Clancy

63. “You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.” -Octavia E. Butler

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

Creative Writing Quotes

Creative Writing

65. “You learn to write by writing.” -William Zinsser

66. “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.” -Orson Scott Card

67. “Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.” -Zadie Smith

68. “A word after a word after a word is power.” -Margaret Atwood

69. “You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.” -Neil Gaiman

70. “Writing a novel is like building a wall brick by brick; only amateurs believe in inspiration.” -Frank Yerby

Writing is a skill that must be acquired in early age. The written piece of content will give you a sense of satisfaction because of all the hardships hidden behind it. Therefore, inspire other to write more and more. Share these creative writing quotes with them so that they can also get motivated and start writing. Go through other blogs of our websites if you want other kinds of motivational quotes.

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