Writing Inspiration Quotes

Quotes tagged as "writing-inspiration" Showing 1-30 of 306
J.K. Rowling
“Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have "essential" and "long overdue" meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do it. Some people do not seem to grasp that I still have to sit down in peace and write the books, apparently believing that they pop up like mushrooms without my connivance. I must therefore guard the time allotted to writing as a Hungarian Horntail guards its firstborn egg.”
J.K. Rowling

Jonathan Franzen
“Fiction is a solution, the best solution, to the problem of existential solitude.”
Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections

Stephen King
“When Stephen King elaborated on his inspirations for his novel "Carrie" he draws from a time when he was a young man, and describes his impression when he came upon a statue of Christ on the cross, hanging there in misery, and he thought "If THAT guy ever came back, he probably wouldn't be in a saving mood."
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“I used to be afraid about what people might say or think after reading what I had written. I am not afraid anymore, because when I write, I am not trying to prove anything to anyone, I am just expressing myself and my opinions. It’s ok if my opinions are different from those of the reader, each of us can have his own opinions. So writing is like talking, if you are afraid of writing, you may end up being afraid of talking”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Josephine Tey
“Most people's first books are their best anyways. It's the one they wanted most to write.”
Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time

“Allowing yourself to make mistakes can ultimately go beyond a writer’s block.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation from Procrastination

Harold Acton
“So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it.”
Harold Acton

“Try as we might, we write what we write”
bg Thurston

Laurie Seidler
“You flourish one hushed breath at a time. Imagine all you can build word by single word.”
Laurie Seidler, 22 Shelters: Lessons From Letters

“The Throes of Poetry - Hymns formed from groans of acquaintance, its rhythm weaving between tranquility, compassions, and peril - like bare feet stomping on broken glass - bleeds, recoils, then steps again.”
Traci Lea LaRussa

Karl Wiggins
“Words are the writer’s hocus-pocus, our dark arts and our deception. They’re our charm and our temptation. Sometimes the writer overindulges himself and it gets out of hand, but that’s how we like it, it’s how we’ve ghosted some of our best creations.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Jack Kerouac
“It’s not the words that count, but the rush of what is said.”
Jack Kerouac

“to write / is to be the boat that saves the drowning”
Maram Al-Masri, The Abduction

Avijeet Das
“Writing helps us declutter our vision and makes us focus better on our goals.”
Avijeet Das

Avijeet Das
“I choose my loneliness to be able to write.”
Avijeet Das

Makoto Fujimura
“One reminder from Emily [Dickinson]’s life is that one needs nothing more than a small and dedicated space to make significant impact in culture.”
Makoto Fujimura, Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life

“فوّت القطار إذا شئت، فإنّ فرص الرحيل هنا تتكرر مثل الحب والمطر...”
Mahdi Mansour

“تموتُ القبلة الاولى إذا استأذنتها...
نص قديم، ولكنه ما زال صالحاً لأن كل لقاء جديد هو لقاء أوّل بالضرورة!”
Mahdi Mansour

“لست وحيداً ما دمت محاطاً بكل هؤلاء الأصدقاء المختبئين في الكتب...
في البيت، وحده المطر يطرق على الأبواب...”
Mahdi Mansour

“العمر أقصر من قرنفلةٍ،
والمسافة بيننا ولدٌ يتيمٌ،
قد تصير له قبائل لو هممت بوحدتي...”
Mahdi Mansour

“فلنفترق كيدٍ تقول لوردةٍ
لن يستريح العطر حتى يرجعا…”
Mahdi Mansour

“ثق بامرأة تقرأ... في النهاية، كل الرجال روايات مملة…”
Mahdi Mansour

“You'll know when you get there. For now, just keep typing.”
Miguel Álvarez

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