Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved quotes. In fact, I have several small notebooks filled with famous quotes that I’ve jotted down over the years. There are quotes on my vision boards. Thoughts penned on Post-It Notes stuck to my computer.
I find inspiration inspiring.
Here are my top-ten favorite quotes on writing:
- “Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” E.L. Doctorow
- “You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.” Neil Gaiman
- “If I waited until I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” Anne Tyler
- “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Anton Chekhov
- “Tears are words needing to be written.” Paulo Coehlo
- “If you cannot tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.” Virginia Woolf
- “Substitute damn every time you’re inclined to write very, and your editor will delete, and the writing will be just as it should be.” Mark Twain
- “A writer is a world trapped in a person.” Victor Hugo
- “When you start writing, the magic comes when the characters seem to take on a life of their own and write the words themselves.” Alice Hoffman
- “Where’s the fun without a little bit of risk?” J.K. Rowling
What quotes would you add?
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