10 Inspiring Quotes About Writing

10 Inspiring Quotes About Writing

Do you have a quote journal? I used to keep one in high school, filled with funny things friends said, or snippets of conversations I overheard, quotes from books or poems. Unearthing the notebook recently made me think of starting one up again, because sometimes there’s nothing quite like copying favorite lines with your own pen, in your own handwriting. This routine is especially useful on days when we doubt ourselves and the value of our words. So come back here whenever you need, and know other writers have been where you are, staring at the blank page, mustering courage.

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“A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.”
— Susan Sontag
“For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization
that he has come upon the right word.”
— Catherine Drinker Bowen

“A word after a word after a word is power.”
―Margaret Atwood

“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

“If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things.”
—Anne Lamott

“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”
— Maya Angelou

“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”


―Mary Oliver