I was looking for some writing first aid a few days back. So, I looked through some quotes on writing. While going through the list, I found so many wonderful quotes. Those I wanted to keep with me for inspiration. This post is to do just that. A post to look back at when in need of some push to keep going on my journey as a blogger and a writer.
So, without further ado, here’s the list.
Some quotes on writing
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. ― Anaïs Nin
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, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. ― Saul Bellow
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. ― Louis L’Amour
The scariest moment is always just before you start. ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write. – Somerset Maugham
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. – Herman Melville
It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly. – C. J. Cherryh
If you have other things in your life—family, friends, good productive day work—these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer. – David Brin
People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in the back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it. – Harlan Ellison
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 the only thing you have to offer. – Barbara Kingsolver
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of 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
Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts. —Larry L. King, WD
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, WD
When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs. —Margaret Laurence
Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. —Annie Dillard
Tell me, which was your favourite?