Inspirational Writing Quotes

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Stephen King
“He was a clot looking for a place to happen, a splinter of bone hunting a soft organ to puncture, a lonely lunatic cell looking for a mate - they would set up housekeeping and raise themselves a cozy little malignant tumor.”
Stephen King, The Stand

Kenneth Rexroth
“I write for one and only one purpose, to overcome the invincible ignorance of the traduced heart. […] I wish to speak to and for those who have had enough of the Social Lie, the Economics of Mass Murder, the Sexual Hoax, and the Domestication of Conspicuous Consumption.”
Kenneth Rexroth

Red Smith
“Writing is easy. All you have to do is sit down at the typewriter, cut open a vein, and bleed.”
Red Smith, To Absent Friends

C. JoyBell C.
“Whenever people ask me, "How are your books doing?" or, "How is your book doing?" I just say, "It's okay." I mean, what am I supposed to say? I'm a writer; that means I write because I need to write, because that's how I breathe and that's how I bleed. I'm not an author; I'm a writer. Even when I don't want to write; I can't stop! So, how are my books doing? The hell I know! The moment after I publish one book, I'm writing another one! I don't know how my books are doing! I just know that I'm writing them! I'm a writer, I'm a writer. I'm not an author.”
C. JoyBell C.

Chris Cleave
“The good days are when you perform; the slow days are when you learn to perform better. The only bad days as a writer are the ones when you are too cowardly or too lazy to sit down at the keyboard and give it everything you have.”
Chris Cleave

Leigh Bardugo
“Remember, there is no expiration date on your talent. I did not publish my first book until I was 35 years old. If you have a story to tell, it doesn't matter when you tell it. Just get it onto the page and let go of the idea that somehow it's less worthwhile because it took you a little longer to get there than it took others.”
Leigh Bardugo

T.N. Suarez
“Writing isn't only about a completed piece of work.
It’s about the writer you’re becoming while creating.”
T.N. Suarez, The Limbo Tree

Gloria D. Gonsalves
“Writing is a gift I am grateful for. So I use it, give it, but not always I get it right. In not getting it right, I will be content to know that I failed right by not wasting that gift.”
Gloria D. Gonsalves

Miguel Sousa Tavares
“Sei que, ao escrevermos, estamos seguramente, a prestar homenagem à vida, que é um milagre repetido dia após dia.”
Miguel Sousa Tavares, Não se encontra o que se procura

Franz Kafka
“Writing sustains me. But wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that it sustains this kind of life? Which does not, of course, mean that my life is any better when I don’t write. On the contrary, at such times it is far worse, wholly unbearable, and inevitably ends in madness. This is, of course, only on the assumption that I am a writer even when I don’t write — which is indeed the case; and a non-writing writer is, in fact, a monster courting insanity.”
Franz Kafka

“You can't edit a blank page. Write something, even if you think it's no good.”
Unknown Author