Motivational Quotes for Everyday Writing Journey

Motivational Quotes for Everyday Writing Journey

Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers. Ray Bradbury

  1. A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill. Jane Austen

  2. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

  3. Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. Willa Cather

  4. What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time. Don Zimmer

  5. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. E. B. White, Charlotte's Web

  6. A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others. William Faulkner

  7. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie

  8. The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. Albert Camus

  9. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. Steve Jobs

  10. Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good. William Faulkner

  11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya Angelou

  12. Inspiration may sometimes fail to show up for work in the morning, but determination never does. K.M. Weiland

  13. First, you write for yourself... always, to make sense of experience and the world around you. It's one of the ways I stay sane. Our stories, our books, our films are how we cope with the random trauma-inducing chaos of life as it plays. Bruce Springsteen

  14. The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. Swati Sharma

  15. To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard. Allen Ginsberg

  16. Write something that's worth fighting over. Because that's how you change things. That's how you create art. Jeff Goins

  17. I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose. Stephen King

  18. Prose is architecture, not interior decoration. Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

  19. The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. I suppose that it begins or does not begin in the cradle. Joan Didion

  20. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. George Orwell

  21. Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. Henry David Thoreau

  22. When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done. Stephen King

  23. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. Oprah Winfrey

  24. Love is the only energy I've ever used as a writer. I've never written out of anger, although anger has informed love. Athol Fugard

  25. A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters. Angela Carter

  26. I think the deeper you go into questions, the deeper or more interesting the questions get. And I think that's the job of art. Andre Dubus III

  27. People say, 'What advice do you have for people who want to be writers?' I say, they don't really need advice, they know they want to be writers, and they're gonna do it. Those people who know that they really want to do this and are cut out for it, they know it. R.L. Stine

  28. You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler

  29. All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. F. Scott Fitzgerald

  30. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift. Erin Morgenstern

  31. Don't count the days, make the days count. Muhammad Ali

  32. Don't expect the puppets of your mind to become the people of your story. If they are not realities in your own mind, there is no mysterious alchemy in ink and paper that will turn wooden figures into flesh and blood. Leslie Gordon Barnard

  33. I've always been into 'fast-paced, don't bore 'em, keep it moving along, stick with the story.' You know: tell a story the way I want to hear a story. I find it more rewarding to write for kids, but I also find it a little easier, because you can just let loose a little bit more in terms of fantasy and stuff. James Patterson

  34. Know that the Creator lives and moves and breathes within you. So those dreams? Risk them. Those words? Write them. Those hopes? Believe them. Elora Nicole Ramirez

  35. Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers. Ray Bradbury

  36. That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth. Tim O'Brien

  37. There's no such thing as writer's block. That was invented by people in California who couldn't write. Terry Pratchett

  38. The first draft is just you telling yourself the story. Terry Pratchett

  39. To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. Herman Melville

  40. I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me. Peter Benchley