Awesome Writing Quotes (For those days when you need a boost)

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

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

Note: when the quote was too long for twitter, I offered a shortened version. Share the love!


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 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 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 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. (Y)ou must 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. ~ C. J. Cherryh Click To Tweet
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth Click To Tweet
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 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 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 Click To Tweet
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'll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up 5 pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off ~ Lawrence Block, WD 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 Click To Tweet
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. 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

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