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Top Ten Writing Quotes

Posted by Brittany Lavin on Thu, Dec 02, 2010 @ 04:37 PM

Inspiration can be hard to come by. More often than not, it is what writers strive to find. Gain inspiration from these words of wisdom. Let them inspire and inform you. And most of all, let them motivate you to write and keep writing!


- "One writes out of one thing only--one's own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from the experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give." – James Baldwin

- “The good writer seems to be writing about himself, but has his eye always on that thread of the Universe which runs through himself and all things." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

- "We don't write what we know.  We write what we wonder about."  - Richard Peck

- “Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.” - Winston Churchill

- "You see things as they are and ask 'Why?'  I dream of things as they never were and ask, 'Why not?'" - George Bernard Shaw

- "You can't wait for inspiration.  You have to go after it with a club."  - Jack London

- “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."  - William Faulkner

- "To produce a mighty work, you must choose a mighty theme."  - Herman Melville

- No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.  No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader."  - Robert Frost

- “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."  - Roald Dahl


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