40 Motivational Quotes To Enhance Out Your Inner Passion for Writing

40 Motivational Quotes To Enhance Out Your Inner Passion for Writing

A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. Bruce Lee

  1. Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. Hermann Hesse

  2. Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. Ray Bradbury

  3. Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything. It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus. Enid Bagnold

  4. If you tell the reader that Bull Beezley is a brutal-faced, loose-lipped bully, with snake's blood in his veins, the reader's reaction may be, ‘Oh, yeah!' But if you show the reader Bull Beezley raking the bloodied flanks of his weary, sweat-encrusted pony, and flogging the tottering, red-eyed animal with a quirt, or have him booting in the protruding ribs of a starved mongrel and, boy, the reader believes! Fred East

  5. Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons… All they do is show you've been to college. Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  6. What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. Samuel Johnson

  7. Write what should not be forgotten. Isabel Allende

  8. So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads. Dr. Seuss

  9. It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind. T. S. Eliot

  10. You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan

  11. A writer's life and work are not a gift to mankind; they are its necessity. Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

  12. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino

  13. I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, and one to write in. Robert Louis Stevenson

  14. And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right. Ray Bradbury

  15. Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite - getting something down. Julia Cameron

  16. Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. Anthony J. D'Angelo

  17. Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. Isaac Asimov

  18. A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it. Roald Dahl

  19. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. Rainer Maria Rilke

  20. Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I'm not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter. Neil Gaiman

  21. Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. Stephen King

  22. The first sentence can't be written until the final sentence is written. Joyce Carol Oates

  23. I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly. Edgar Rice Burroughs

  24. You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. Saul Bellow

  25. Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. Shakespeare has perhaps 20 players. … I have 10 or so, and that's a lot. As you get older, you become more skillful at casting them. Gore Vidal

  26. Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here. Sue Monk Kidd

  27. All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences. Somerset Maugham

  28. 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

  29. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James

  30. You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. Madeleine L'Engle

  31. You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write. Annie Proulx

  32. If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin

  33. If you believe it'll work out, you'll see opportunities. If you don't believe it'll work out, you'll see obstacles. Wayne Dyer

  34. Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. C. S. Lewis

  35. A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. Bruce Lee

  36. The more closely the author thinks of why he wrote, the more he comes to regard his imagination as a kind of self-generating cement that glued his facts together, and his emotions as a kind of dark and obscure designer of those facts. Reluctantly, he comes to the conclusion that to account for his book is to account for his life. Richard Wright

  37. You do not have to explain every single drop of water contained in a rain barrel. You have to explain one drop—H2O. The reader will get it.George Singleton

  38. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death. Steven Pressfield

  39. If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. Wanda Skyes

  40. A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it to be God. Sidney Sheldon