I love quotes. I don’t care if you think any less of me for that. I just love quotes. Quotes inspire me. They always have. And always will.
Today, I decided that we need a 100 Words on Saturday prompt and a of course I want to share 20 great quotes about writing. (Any excuse, to share quotes! 😉 )
So here they are, in no particular order of preference – some inspiring, some amusing, some very thought-provoking ….
20 Quotes About Writing
Write while the heat is in you. … The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.
—Henry David Thoreau
Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.
Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.
– William Faulkner
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
― Louis L’Amour
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
Writing is its own reward.
– Henry Miller
Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.
There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
– Terry Pratchett
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
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
― Anne Frank
If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
– Edgar Rice Burroughs
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.
― Martin Luther
The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.
― Alan Dean Foster
Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear – and devils, too.
― Graycie Harmon
The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.
― Robert Cormier
If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.
― Kingsley Amis
Write. Publish. Repeat.
― Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The more I write the more I learn about writing. It is easy to say what looks good or sound good on paper until you experience it for yourself.
― Jeanette Michelle
Write from the soul, not from some notion about what you think the marketplace wants.The market is fickle; the soul is eternal’.
― Jeffrey Carver
Our 100 Words on Saturday Prompt
Choose from any one of the quotes above and write a 100 words on it on your blog.
Simple? Then add a link to your post here and read, comment and share the posts of others. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, people!