Inspirational Quotes…encouraging us as we write on..

I have not paid attention to my blog in a few weeks. Why? I’d like to say I have writers block, but I don’t, I know exactly what I want to write, it’s the direction I want to go, at times. I’ve had a few set backs but it’s not an excuse. So I came across some inspirational quotes from writers. I feel that when someone, anyone who is attempting to write a blog and is hoping for a published book in the future needs inspiration, me and maybe possibly one of you. I am going back to my memoirs, but right now I need to be inspired as well…

“The idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss.”
— J.K.Rowling

“[Writing is] being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page.”
— Mary Gaitskill

“Becoming a writer means being creative enough to find the time and the place in your life for writing.”
— Heather Sellers
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” — Richard Bach
“I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.” — Ernest Hemingway

“When I sit down at my writing desk, time seems to vanish. I think it’s a wonderful way to spend
one’s life.”
— Erica Jong

“Through poetry, we can transform ourselves and change others as we sit around each other’s
poems like campfires for warmth and sustenance.”
— Kamilah Aisha Moon

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
— E.E. Cummings

“You fail only if you stop writing.”
— Ray Bradbury

“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a
story to someone.”
— Amy Tan

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
— T. S. Eliot

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other
people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you
have to offer.”
— Barbara Kingsolver

“For me, writing a novel is like having a dream. Writing a novel lets me intentionally dream while
I’m still awake. I can continue yesterday’s dream today, something you can’t normally do in
everyday life.”
— Haruki Murakami

“‘If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.’
— Toni Morrison

“When I’m writing, I know I’m doing the thing I was born to do.”
— Anne Sexton

“If you are willing to do something that might not work, you’re closer to being an artist.”
— Seth Godin

“I used to tell my writing students that they must write the books they wished they could come
upon – because then the books they hungered and thirsted for would exist.”
— Anne Lamott

Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.”
— Terry Pratchett

“In writing, there is first a creating stage — a time you look for ideas, you explore, you cast
around for what you want to say. Like the first phase of building, this creating stage is full of
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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.”
— Sylvia Plath

“When writing a novel, that’s pretty much entirely what life turns into: ‘House burned down. Car
stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day.'”
— Neil Gaiman

“Mere literary talent is common; what is rare is endurance, the continuing desire to work hard at
— Donald Hall

“Don’t get discouraged if you’re hammering away at a sentence or a paragraph or a chapter,
and it keeps coming out wrong. You’re allowed to get it wrong, as many times as you need to;
you only need to get it right once.”
— Tana French

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you
can make the whole trip that way.”
— E.L. Doctorow

“I’m only really alive when I’m writing.”
— Tennessee Williams

“You can sit there, tense and worried, freezing the creative energies, or you can start writing
something. It doesn’t matter what. In five or ten minutes, the imagination will heat, the tightness
will fade, and a certain spirit and rhythm will take over.”
— Leonard Bernstein

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
— Maya Angelou

What a quote from Maya Angelou…”You can’t use up creativity…more you use, the more you have”. Wow…I have creativity..we ALL have creativity..I am encouraged by ALL of you that write and read blogs, and I know that’s why I started writing, because I know I’m an artist in so many ways and I question myself where there needs no questions asked. Thank you for encouraging me by reading, thank you for your words and lead me to my full potential as I know I am taking baby steps towards it as well….


3 thoughts on “Inspirational Quotes…encouraging us as we write on..

    • I wanted to reply to you when I posted my blog. I apologize, it’s been one of those months. Anyway I appreciate your comment. I spent my entire Saturday afternoon reading and adding quotes. It completely made me feel good and put a smile on my face…I love blogging, even though I’ve just started and I hope you read more things that I write or find. And yes, the authors were a great inspiration!


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