Sunday, December 4, 2011

Inspirational Quotes for Writers

    Sometimes writers find it hard to write. Or other times they feel a little
defeated. Here are a few motivational quotes that I enjoyed. Maybe they
can help you pick up the pen and scratch away again.
"Easy reading is damn hard writing."
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the 
only secret."
-Matthew Arnold

"Wake the happy words." 
-Theodore Roethke

"It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, 
but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous." 
- Robert Charles Benchley

"Writing is rewriting... If you fall in love with the vision you want of 
your work and not your words, the rewriting will become easier." 
- Nora DeLoach 

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we 
are unable to say."  
-Anaïs Nin

"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written 
yet, then you must write it."  
-Toni Morrison

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." 
-William Wordsworth

"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

"Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new 
-Baltasar Gracian

"Becoming the reader is the essence of becoming a writer."
-John O'Hara

"Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to 
get to work in the morning:  I wanted to know what I was going to say. " 
-Sharon O'Brien

"Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your 
editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."  
-Mark Twain

 "Take chances. You will succeed if you are fearless of failure." 
-Natalie Goldberg  

"If you wish to be a writer, write."

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to 
the dark place where it leads." 
Erica Jong  

"I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter."  
-James Michener

“Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of 
being great.”
- Cher

"This is for writers yet to be published who think the uphill climb will 
never end. Keep believing. This is also for published writers grown 
jaded by the process. Remember how lucky you are."
- Terry Brooks

"When asked, 'How do you write?'I invariably answer, 'one word 
at a time.'”
- Stephen King

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
- Agatha Christie

R.J. Ropsen

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