40 Interesting Quotes for Bloggers & Writers

40 Interesting Quotes for Bloggers & Writers

Before you do anything else, before you give your time to somebody else and the dreams that they’re building—give it to yourself first. Pat Flynn

  1. You can buy attention. You can beg for attention from the media. You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free. David Meerman Scott

  2. A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is - it is what consumers tell each other it is. Scott Cook

  3. What you do after you create your content is what truly counts. Gary Vaynerchuk

  4. Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it. Erin Bury, Marketer

  5. Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short. Henry David Thoreau

  6. Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers. Brian Clark, Copyblogger

  7. If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Just don’t plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living. Seth Godin

  8. One sure window into a person’s soul is his reading list. Mary B. W. Tabor

  9. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

  10. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Bill Gates

  11. To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. William Somerset Maugham

  12. Blogging is hard because of the grind required to stay interesting and relevant. Sophia Tippu

  13. Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. Stephen King

  14. Blogging is best learned by blogging... and by reading other bloggers. George Siemens

  15. I gather together the dreams, fantasies, experiences that preoccupied me as a girl, that stay with me and appear and reappear in different shapes and forms in all my work. Without telling everything that happened, they document all that remains most vivid. Bell Hooks

  16. Value doesn’t come from feeding your audience with free tips that everyone else is already saying. You provide value when you’re able to inspire a commitment to change. You add to the content literature in your niche when you have a distinctive point of view. This is also how you build content authority. Meera Kothand

  17. Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any. Orson Scott

  18. Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul. Joyce Carol Oates

  19. The best advice on writing was given to me by my first editor, Michael Korda, of Simon and Schuster, while writing my first book. 'Finish your first draft and then we'll talk,' he said. It took me a long time to realize how good the advice was. Even if you write it wrong, write and finish your first draft. Only then, when you have a flawed whole, do you know what you have to fix. Dominick Dunne

  20. Ideas are cheap. It’s the execution that is all important. George R.R. Martin

  21. I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours so enjoy the view. Michael York

  22. People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic. Seth Godin

  23. Creating is a wonderful thing. Creating a product that folks can consume on a large scale is even more wonderful. Ryan Biddulph

  24. A business is identifying a customer, understanding their problem, then solving that problem. Having a solution in search of a problem is the most common mistake. Adda Birnir

  25. The truth is, traffic itself is pointless unless you’re attracting your ideal visitor. Sophie Lizard

  26. I think a lot of people believe they don’t have anything to write about or to add value on, but if you’re good at something and you’ve had success at something, just think more about that—and write everything out. Austin Belcak

  27. If you're looking for the next best thing, and you're looking where everyone else is, you're looking in the wrong place. Mark Cuban

  28. Being successful at blogging requires you to get outside of your comfort zone. Nathan Barry

  29. There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. Somerset Maugham

  30. Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness. Helen Keller

  31. I just give myself permission to suck. I delete about 90 percent of my first drafts, so it doesn’t really matter much if on a particular day I write beautiful and brilliant prose that will stick in the minds of my readers forever, because there’s a 90 percent chance I’m just going to delete whatever I write anyway. I find this hugely liberating. John Green

  32. One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off. Lawrence Block

  33. Think in small, incremental steps that build momentum. If you start now, in two or three years from now, you might be in a really great place. Steli Efti

  34. On first drafts: It is completely raw, the sort of thing I feel free to do with the door shut it’s the story undressed, standing up in nothing but its socks and undershorts. Stephen King

  35. There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. Jacqueline Kennedy

  36. A philosopher once said, ‘Half of good philosophy is good grammar. A. P. Martinich 

  37. I do not over-intellectualise the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story. Tom Clancy

  38. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn

  39. Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason. Richard C. Trench

  40. Before you do anything else, before you give your time to somebody else and their dreams that they’re building—give it to yourself first. Pat Flynn