Inspiration Friday: Quotes about writing

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

After a long week, I believe we all could use a little writing inspiration and a reason to smile. Here are some quotes that I love.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. –Albert Einstein

People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it. –Harlan Ellison

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer. –Ray Bradbury

Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer. –Barbara Kingsolver

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good. –William Faulkner

If you have other things in your life–family, friends, good productive day work–these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer. –David Brin

It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition. –Isaac Asimov

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any. –Orson Scott Card.

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. –Richard Bach

Write what you know. Write what you want to know more about. Write what you’re afraid to write about. –Cec Murphy


Which of these quotes is your favorite?

Do you have a favorite writing quote that isn’t listed here? Please share!

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