20 Inspirational Quotes About Writing

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As a writer, developing new ideas and ultimately flushing them out into something worth-while can be frustrating. Every once in a while, it’s important to put down the pen, sit back, and allow yourself learn from others. These 20 inspirational quotes about writing will reinvigorate your creativity!

20 Inspirational Writing Quotes

1.) “To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” – Allen Ginsberg

2.) “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” – Ernest Hemingway 

3.) “Long patience and application saturated with your heart’s blook – you will either write or you will not – the only way to find out whether you will or not is to try.” – Jim Tully 

4.) “I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.” -William Carlos Williams 

5.) “When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.” – Margaret Laurence 

6.) “A poet can survive everything but a misprint.” – Oscar Wilde 

7.) “Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” – Ayn Rand 

8.) “Writers are always selling somebody out.” – Joan Didion 

9.) “Fiction is about stuff that’s screwed up.” – Nancy Kress 

10.) “There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white.” – Rebecca Solnit  

11.) “Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions.” – Paulo Coelho 

12.) “Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.” – E.L. Doctorow 

13.) “Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.” – Norman Mailer 

14.) “I look for ambiguity when I’m writing because life is ambiguous.” – Keith Richards 

15.) “With my writing, what I want to do is humanize the young people I write about.” – Walter Dean Myers 

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

17.) “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.” – Sylvia Plath 

18.) “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 

19.) “Half my life is an act of revision.” – John Irving 

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

Feeling Inspired?  

Pick up your pen and start writing. Tackle the project you’ve been stuck on. You got this! 

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