Writing Quotes We Love

Provided by our LTC Insider Plus+ Members


“You must learn to be three people at once: writer, character, and reader.”
Nancy Kress

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.”
Ernest Hemingway

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
Stephen King

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.”
Truman Capote

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.”
Beverly Clearly

“Don’t get it right. Just get it written.”
James Thurber

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
Henry David Thoreau

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou

“Either write something worth doing, or do something worth writing.”
Benjamin Franklin

“If you want a happy ending, that depends on where you end your story.”
Orson Welles

“I am not in control of how my characters live their lives, only in writing it down.”
A. H. Browne

“This is how you do it; you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”
Neil Gaiman

“A true piece of writing is a dangerous thing, it can change your life.”
Tobias Wolff

“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
Charles Baudelaire

“Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out – you always do. Just keep writing.”

“The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine addled, crippled by procrastination, and consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day.”
Robert De Niro

“The pen is mightier than the sword.”
Edward Buller-Lytton



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>