Quotes for Writers

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Quotations about writing and the writing life. Great inspirational quotes for authors everywhere.

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“I believe that you either love the work or the rewards. Life is a lot easier if you love the work.” ~ Jane Smiley

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“If you’re a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he’s good, the older he gets, the better he writes.” ~ Mickey Spillane

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write.” ~ Sinclair Lewis

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

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

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

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

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” ~ Anaïs Nin

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

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

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

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

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“If you can quit, then quit. If you can’t quit, you’re a writer.” ~ R.A. Salvatore

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“Kill the idea of the lone, suffering artist. Don’t make it any harder on yourself.” ~ Natalie Goldberg

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“I’ve never quite believed that one chance is all I get. Writing is my way of making other chances.” ~ Anne Tyler

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“That’s very nice if they want to publish you, but don’t pay too much attention to it. Just continue to write.” ~ Natalie Goldberg

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop.” ~ Clarence Budington Kelland

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“I would desire to have no other prison than a library, and to be chained together with as many good authors.” ~ Robert Burton

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into a new land.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

Let's kick off the new year with these inspirational quotations on the writing life. They're from some famous writers who know our profession very well.

“I think it’s important to leave spaces in a story for readers to fill in from their own experience.” ~ Annie Proulx

21 Inspirational Quotations for Novelists

With NaNoWriMo starting in a couple of week's time, this is a great time to share these 21 quotations for novelists.