26 Words From Wise Writers


Today I thought we’d draw some inspiration from authors who have been in the trenches. Authors who have written and found success. So let’s jump in and see what kind of wisdom we can glean from those writers who have gone before us.

“Writing to me is simply thinking through my fingers,” Isac Asimov.

     “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his work,” Virginia Woolf.

     “If you want to change the world pick up your pen and write,” Martin Luther.

     “You can make anything by writing,” C.S. Lewis

     “Start writing no matter what. The water won’t flow until the faucet is turned on,” Louis Lamour.

     “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.

     “Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which sometimes pay the rent,” Neil Gaiman.

     “Every writer I know has trouble writing,” Joseph Heller.

     “If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t written yet, then you must write it,” Toni Morrison.

     “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. It’s the difference between the lightning bug and lightning,” Mark Twain.

     “Villans are heroes of their own stories,” Sarah Gibble.

     “Writing is the only thing that when I’m doing it I don’t feel I should be doing something else,” Gloria Steinem.

     “We write to taste life  twice, in the moment and in retrospect,” Anais Nin

     “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt,” Sylvia Plath.

     “The good writing of any age has always been the product of some neurosis, William Styron.

     “You fail only if you stop,” Ray Bradbury.

     “All you have to do is write on true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know,” Ernest Hemingway.

     “One day I will find the right words and they will be simple,” Jack Kerouac.

     “Ideas are cheap it’s the execution that is all-important,“ George R.R. Murrow.

     “It doesn’t matter how many great book ideas you have if you can’t finish writing your book,” Joe Bunting.

     “I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it,” Chinua Achebe.

     “Write even when the world is chaotic,” Cory Doctorow.

     “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader,” Robert Frost.

     “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you,” Ray Bradbury.

     “I can’t write without a reader it’s like a kiss you can’t do it alone,” John Cheever

     And last but not least and most appropriately.

     “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads,” Dr. Seuss.

Let me know in the comment box below which quote resonates with you. If you liked this blog give it a thumbs up, and if you’re not already signed up to follow my blog sign up today so you won’t miss any more content, and share this post on your social media pages using the widgets at the bottom of the page. Love you guys and keep writing.

2 thoughts on “26 Words From Wise Writers

    1. I liked that one but Gloria Steinem’s really means a lot to me right now. “Writing is the only thing that I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” It’s so hard to choose just one quote. I love all the quotes by women, I feel a kindred spirit toward them. Virginia Woolf’s quote is great also, “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” This quote made me wonder about her use of the pronoun “his” when she was so profoundly a positive force for women writers. I also liked Sylvia Plath’s quote, and it made me feel sad knowing that she killed herself at such a young age, “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

      Thanks for joining in on the conversation.


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