Writing Inspiration Quotes

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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

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The power of a writer is that he is a god of sorts. He can create his own worlds and populate them with his own people, all by the powers of his imagination. It's the closest a man can come close to the gods. No wonder the most successful writers are considered immortals”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

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

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Many writers write because they’ve been there, seen that, did it and burnt their fingers”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

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

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A writer reports on the universe. When he presents his credentials, the gates of heaven and hell are equally opened to him. He can hear the devil’s defense and god’s accusations. The guards at the king’s heart let him in. The writer can be anything and any one he wants. When he writes he is a god, he creates.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Don't believe in everything that is written. Not everything that is written is true”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

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

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“One author said "I write because I want to live a footprint in the sands of history.” It's hard to live a footprint in the sands of history when giants are passing through the same sands unless you are one of the giants”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If I can write, who possibly can’t. Even drawing a line in the sand is writing”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“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

“My pen keeps on penning words on these blank sheets of paper. Then words dance and create their own magic...”
Avijeet Das

“A writer is chosen by the universe to be the architect of the next generation.”
Avijeet Das

“Writing had become a constant partner. She had become my muse. The moments of my madness made me crave her. She was the reason that I never felt alone. She never let me feel lonely. She enticed me in my days. She allured me in my nights. She bewitched me in myriad unknown ways!”
Avijeet Das

alexis karpouzos
“You can only find out
what you are from what you are not
which is everything and nothing.
Your home is everywhere and nowhere.
Your true identity is no identity.
You aren't an owner but
a messenger of the infinity,
The no-thing is open to everything,
timeless and Free.”
alexis karpouzos, An Ocean of Souls: Beyond the heaven

alexis karpouzos
“The invitation for each of us is to dive into the mystery of our questions and our wondering, and come out of the trance of certainty, the idea that we’re supposed to “know” what to do with this life or have some absolute conclusion or resolution about the many paradoxes and contradictions of our existence. Invite you to soften into your doubts, celebrate your uncertainty, and come to see the beauty - and ultimate safety - in Not Knowing. We know not where the journey leads, nor whether a final destination is even a meaningful concept. The attraction is the inherent thrill of participating in a grand creative endeavor for which participation is its own reward.”

alexis karpouzos
“I come from the depths of infinity

and from all directions of space-time.

I traveled through dark tunnels, went through solar storms.

I went straight, circled, parallel, rotated as a spiral.

Cosmic clouds trapped me and escaped from them.

Avoided collisions with meteories.

I was helped by exotic particles,

neutron stars and the love of gravity.

Every leaf, every flower, every mountain and lake,

every cloud and every star and every atom recognize me and greet me.

I feel that i have live for million lifetimes.

Who am i? What is my purpose?

Last night i sent a question into universe, asking ”who am i or am i not?

The universe responded immediately:

”You asked me the same thing billions of years ago.

And then and now i answer:

You’re the smile of no birth and no death,

The Hidden Law!”
alexis karpouzos, An Ocean of Souls: Beyond the heaven

alexis karpouzos
“He told me a tale of woefulness, one upon a time the heaven woke up and the silence spoke, then came the separation, the agony began, the fear and questions came, and I wept, tears I had never known before. since then the days are falling and abandoned, we walk facing the sun but the shadow is behind us and follow us.”

“Some poems write themselves.”
Avijeet Das

“Poetry is the yearning of the soul to break free.”
Avijeet Das

“A writer is a sponge. He absorbs everything that flows in a liquid form: feelings, thoughts, emotions, pauses, desires, silences, addictions, aches, dreams, obsessions, and passions.”
Avijeet Das

Don Roff
“Novel writing, I’ve discovered, is the most liberating. You can write the narrative in the past, present, or future, and from any viewpoint or philosophy, including your own. The only keeper you answer to is your own creativity. It’s total autonomy.”
Don Roff

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”
E. L. Doctorow

Michael Cunningham
“She will write and write. She will finish this book, then write another. She will remain sane and she will live as she was meant to live, richly and deeply, among others of her kind, in full possession and command of her gifts.”
Michael Cunningham, The Hours

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