Looking for Famous Quotes on Writers. eSnackable has complied a collection of Quotes on writers. Writing is an art and a craft that needs to be developed through deliberate practice and study over a long period of time.
We have gathered Inspirational Quotes by Famous Authors for Writers, the kind we all need at times. It’s never been a better time to be a writer -or aspire to become one. Writing can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be lonely.
1 Start out Writing Crap and Thinking it’s Good Stuff
“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.
2 The Worst Enemy to Creativity is Self-Doubt
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
3 Quote on writers by Jodi Picoult
“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”
4 Writing Quote by Terry Pratchett
"The first draft is just you telling yourself the story."
5 Writing Quote by Lisa See - Read a Thousand Books
"Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river"
6 Famous Quotes about Writers by Louis L'Amour
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
7 Quotes for writers by Douglas Adams
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
8 Quote for writers by Maya Angelou - Untold Story Inside You
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
9 Quote by Toni Morrison - You Must Write it!
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
10 Quote by Ernest Hemingway - Sit Down at a Typewriter and Bleed
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
11 Quote by Madeleine L'Engle - You Have To Write The Content That Wants To Be Written
“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.”
12 Quote by Anais Nin - Write to Taste Life
"We write to taste life twice in the moment and in retrospect."
13 Quote by Virginia Woolf
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
14 Quote by Anton Chekhov
“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
15 Quote by Natalie Goldberg
"Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open."
16 Quote by Annie Proulx
“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.”
17 Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
“I kept always two books in my pocket: one to read, one to write in.”
18 Quote by Orson Scott Card
“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.”
19 Quote by George Orwell
“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”
20 J K Rowling - Sometimes the Ideas just Come to me
“Sometimes the ideas just come to me. Other times I have to sweat and almost bleed to make ideas come. It’s a mysterious process, but I hope I never find out exactly how it works. I like a mystery, as you may have noticed.”
21 Writing Quote by William Faulkner
“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.”
22 Martin Wilsey - Quote of the Week
"I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book."