Quotes about writing

by Natalie Tealdi

Wise words for inspiration

Another thing about writers that makes us green is their ability to inspire in just a few words. I don't know about you but my sister and I love to collect really good quotes about writing and quotes in general and surround our world with them. It's amazing how a few wise words can switch your mood, change your perspective on a situation or really help to get you out of a writing rut.

Here are some of our favourites, not all directly related to writing but well worth a read, time and time again.


'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


'In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.'
Junot Diaz


'Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it...' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



'The novelist's task is not merely the accumulation but the illumination of details.' J. D. McClatchy


'Men are born to succeed, not fail.' Henry Thoreau


‘We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate...Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.’ Christopher Reeve


‘I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.’ Abraham Lincoln  


‘Plan your hours to be productive. Plan your weeks to be educational. Plan your years to be purposeful. Plan your life to be an experience of growth. Plan to change. Plan to grow.’ Iyanla Vanzant


‘Expect a miracle – make miracles happen.’ Norman Vincent Peale


‘Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel.’ From Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom


There are few joys that rival being outside on a beautiful day in the company of a good book.’ Oprah
 


‘The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.’ James Bryce


‘Fall in love with the possibilities ahead.’ David Whyte


‘Other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.’ Oprah


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We hope you enjoyed reading our favourite quotes about writing and quotes for general inspiration. If you have some favourite phrases or inspirational words that keep you motivated we’d love to hear about them!

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