20 Quotes About Writing

I love quotes. I don’t care if you think any less of me for that. I just love quotes. Quotes inspire me. They always have. And always will.

Today, I decided that we need a 100 Words on Saturday prompt and a of course I want to share 20 great quotes about writing. (Any excuse, to share quotes! 😉 )

So here they are, in no particular order of preference – some inspiring, some amusing, some very thought-provoking ….

 20 quotes about writing


20 Quotes About Writing

Write while the heat is in you. … The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.
Henry David Thoreau

Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.
George Singleton

Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.
—Ray Bradbury

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

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

Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
Barbara Kingsolver

Writing is its own reward.
– Henry Miller

Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.
—Ray Bradbury

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
– Terry Pratchett

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

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
― Anne Frank

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
– Edgar Rice Burroughs

If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.
― Martin Luther

The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.
Alan Dean Foster

Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear – and devils, too.
― Graycie Harmon

The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.
― Robert Cormier

If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.
― Kingsley Amis

Write. Publish. Repeat.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The more I write the more I learn about writing. It is easy to say what looks good or sound good on paper until you experience it for yourself.
― Jeanette Michelle

Write from the soul, not from some notion about what you think the marketplace wants.The market is fickle; the soul is eternal’.
Jeffrey Carver


Our 100 Words on Saturday Prompt

Choose from any one of the quotes above and write a 100 words on it on your blog.

Simple? Then add a link to your post here and read, comment and share the posts of others. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, people!



Author: Corinne Rodrigues

Lover of words | Self-acceptance blogger | Instructional designer| Book Reviewer| Blog Coach

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