A ton of writer’s quotes to help you get through it all. Nothing fancy. Just encouragement. Enjoy!

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Click To Tweet
“If you are willing to do something that might not work, you’re closer to being an artist.” ~Seth Godin Click To Tweet
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou Click To Tweet
“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” ~Margaret Atwood Click To Tweet

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make more art.”
~Andy Warhol

Tweet-sized version: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. ~Andy Warhol Click To Tweet

“The most important thing in writing is to have written. I can always fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank one.” ~Nora Roberts
Tweet-sized version: I can always fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank one. ~Nora Roberts Click To Tweet

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut Click To Tweet
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~Sylvia Plath Click To Tweet
“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” ~Anais Nin Click To Tweet
“Writing is a sweet, wonderful reward.” ~Franz Kafka Click To Tweet

“A writer’s apprenticeship usually involves writing a million words (which are then discarded) before he’s almost ready to begin.” ~David Eddings

Tweet-sized version: A writer’s apprenticeship involves a million discarded words before he’s almost ready to begin. ~David Eddings Click To Tweet

However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once. Click To Tweet

“You must want to enough. Enough to take all the rejections, enough to pay the price of disappointment and discouragement while you are learning. Like any other artist you must learn your craft—then you can add all the genius you like.” ~Phyllis A. Whitney

Tweet-size version: Take all the rejections. Learn your craft—then you can add all the genius you like. ~Phyllis A. Whitney Click To Tweet

It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly. Click To Tweet
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You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. Click To Tweet
Write without pay until somebody offers to pay. Click To Tweet
Easy reading is damn hard writing. Click To Tweet
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter. Click To Tweet

“Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies.”  ~Emme Woodhull-Bäche

Tweet-sized version: Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers and occasionally mortal enemies. ~Emme Woodhull-Bäche Click To Tweet

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. Click To Tweet
Writing is a struggle against silence. Click To Tweet

“Writers are not just people who sit down and write.  They hazard themselves.  Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.”  ~E.L. Doctorow

Tweet-sized version: Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. ~E.L. Doctorow Click To Tweet

“The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tweet-sized version: ”The Click To Tweet launches into the infinite and is followed by those who hear him with delight.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson” via=”no”]

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes. Click To Tweet
“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” ~Philip Roth Click To Tweet
“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” ~Ernest Hemingway Click To Tweet
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, is written large in his works.” ~Virginia Woolf Click To Tweet

“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.” ~ Lawrence Block, WD

Tweet-sized version: I tell myself that I’m going to do my 5 pages no matter what. I’ll have lost nothing. Click To Tweet

“The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.” ~Joyce Carol Oates Click To Tweet

“Long patience and application saturated with your heart’s blood—you will either write or you will not—and the only way to find out whether you will or not is to try.” ~Jim Tully

Tweet-sized version: ”Long Click To Tweet is to try.” ~Jim Tully” via=”no”]

“Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.” ~Ray Bradbury Click To Tweet

“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.” ~Ray Bradbury

Tweet-sized version: Plot is footprints left in the snow after your characters have run to incredible destinations. Click To Tweet

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” ~Ernest Hemingway Click To Tweet
“Writers live twice.”~Natalie Goldberg Click To Tweet