It’s been a while since we featured writing quotes here. So I decided to share some great writing quotes here to spark your week. I hope you have a happy, creative one.

“I don’t know what I’d do with my mornings if I didn’t write in them.” – John Updike

“I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.” – Anne Rice

“I write because I like to write. I find joy in the texture and tone and rhythm of words. It is a satisfaction like that which follows good and shared love.” – John Steinbeck

“As much fun as it is to read a book, writing a book is one level deeper than that.” – Donna Tartt

“Writing has… been to me like a bath from which I have risen feeling cleaner, healthier, and freer.” – Henrik Ibsen

“Writing is… being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page.” – Mary Gaitskill

“I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing.” – Anaïs Nin

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“For me, writing is like a little hole in reality that you can go through and you can get out and you can be someplace else for a while.” – Stephen King

“When I’m writing, I’m waiting to see somebody, and I’m waiting to hear them. It’s almost like conjuring spirits out of the air, using your own imaginative instability.” – Charles Baxter

Language is power… language can be used as a means of changing reality. – Adrienne Rich

“All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you’ll never write a line. That’s why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone.” – Erica Jong

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” – Anne Lamott

“You can fix anything but a blank page.” – Nora Roberts

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Perfection is not necessary to make a real and lasting difference to other people’s lives.” – JK Rowling

Which one appealed to you the most?



It is time for #MondayMusings and all you have to do is

  1. Write a post sharing your thoughts on a subject of your choice. Make it as personal as possible.
  2. Use the hashtag #MondayMusings and link to Write Tribe.
  3. Add your link to the linky which you will find either here or on Everyday Gyaan or on the post of a co-host.
  4. Use our #MondayMusings badge to help other bloggers join in too.

Every Monday, another blogger will be co-hosting with me. If you’d like to be that blogger, let me know either in the comments or by using the contact form. I’ll let you know the date and provide you with the code.

Today’s linky can be found on Everyday Gyaan and my co-host is Ina of Ina Tales.

Published by corinnerodrigues

A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A blogging coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself. Corinne writes at Everyday Gyaan, reviews fiction at and encourages writers and bloggers at Write Tribe and offers offline coaching to writers and bloggers at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.

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