40 Best Quotes for Bloggers & Authors

40 Best Quotes for Bloggers & Authors

A writer is a world trapped in a person. Victor Hugo

  1. This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it rejected. Consider that you’ve addressed it ‘to the editor who can appreciate my work’ and it has simply come back stamped ‘Not at this address’. Just keep looking for the right address. Barbara Kingsolver

  2. If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can't allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative. Elmore Leonard

  3. I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar. Benjamin Disraeli

  4. I’ve long advised that bloggers seeking to make money from blogging spread their interests across multiple revenue streams so as not to put all their eggs in one basket. Darren Rawse

  5. If you want your blog to be a business one day, treat it as one today. Darren Rowse

  6. Be willing to write really badly. Jennifer Egan

  7. I love all insider memoirs. It doesn’t matter whether it’s truck-drivers or doctors. I think everybody likes to go backstage, find out what people think and what they talk about and what specialised job they have. David Mamet

  8. The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more. Patricia A. McKillip

  9. No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published. Russell Lynes

  10. It’s a good idea to have your own books with you in a strange place. Cornelia Funke

  11. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

  12. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter Drucker

  13. The importance of blogging for business ventures cannot be underestimated under present digital and marketing circumstances. Prism Global Marketing Solutions

  14. The internet is really about highly specified information. Eric Schmidt

  15. If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. Isaac Asimov

  16. You have to be willing to take some risks and learn new things to move into new, high-paid areas and keep your income growing. Carol Tice

  17. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer

  18. No one and I really means no one will ever read your blog just because your grammar is spot on. If good grammar” is the only thing you have going for you, you’ve lost. Bill Widmer

  19. A writer is a world trapped in a person. Victor Hugo

  20. Readers subscribe to blogs when they provide an informational or entertainment value so great that it would be a loss to not subscribe to it. Maki

  21. Read, read, read. Read everything   trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window. William Faulkner

  22. If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design. Ralf Speth

  23. I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it. William Carlos Williams

  24. Create something people want to share. John Jantsch

  25. Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument. Desmond Tutu

  26. Everywhere I go, I’m asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. Flannery O’Connor

  27. You can fix anything but a blank page. Nora Roberts

  28. I don't know the secret to success. But I do know the secret of failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby

  29. The first thing you learn when you’re blogging is that people are one click away from leaving you. So you’ve got to get to the point, you can’t waste people’s time, you’ve got to give them some value for their limited attention span. Alex Tabarrok

  30. People have all kinds of tactics that they’re willing to run from their laptops, but no-one wants to go out into the real world and shake hands with people. Tommy Griffith

  31. Experience comes from actually doing something, and you can’t gain experience until you do. Qualifications don’t really matter. Nobody cares. Jeff Haden

  32. The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them.” ~Jeff Jarvis

  33. Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained. Thomas M. Cirignano

  34. First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him. Ray Bradbury

  35. I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love. Anita Diamant

  36. Read quality, all the time, every day. Then write. And make sure you’re writing something that even just a little bit is different from something anybody else has ever written. Or you say something in a different way. James Altucher

  37. Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul. Meg Rosoff

  38. The casual conversational tone of a blog is what makes it particularly dangerous. Daniel B. Beaulieu

  39. An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. Irwin Shaw

  40. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville