If you are passionate about writing, you may as well come to a point in life where you want to quit this as a hobby. Life can get tough. There are days when you do not know how to express your feelings. There are moments when you face what is commonly known as a ‘writer’s block’ and when you get that, oh boy! It is very difficult to end the block.
Nonetheless, everyone experiences moments in life when they just want to quit things they are passionate about it and just surrender to the mediocracy. However, at the same time, we strive to improve ourselves. Constantly, we are fighting to become the better versions of ourselves. We are looking for ways and tips to improve ourselves and be better at the things we are passionate about.
If you are a writer and you are reading this article, this certainly means that you are looking for ways to inspire yourself back into the world of writing and that is perfectly alright. Writers such as Ernest Hemingway and JK Rowling at once found themselves stuck on their literary pieces.
All the great writers in the world inspired others – sometimes through their stories, sometimes through their trials in life and sometimes through the way they penned down their thoughts.
In this article, we will mention some quotes by famous writers and novelists and help you get the inspiration you are looking for. Remember, if you currently feel like you have failed, you have not. You are here reading this article only because you wanted to pick yourself back up. So, go on and let us now read some inspirational quotes that can put you on the right track. Turning to your heroes for inspiration is actually the right way to get yourself on track.
Here are 29 quotes that will inspire you to write more:
- “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” — Stephen King
- “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” — Annie Proulx
- “Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.” — Eudora Welty
- “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
“I kept always two books in my pocket: one to read, one to write in.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
- “The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write, write.” — Ernest Gaines
- “The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.” — Samuel Johnson
- “Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.” ― Lisa See
- “One sure window into a person’s soul is his reading list.” — Mary B. W. Tabor
- “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison
- “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
- “Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.” — Stephen King
- “Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.” — Mark Twain
- “When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” — George Orwell
- “Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” — Natalie Goldberg
“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” — Allen Ginsberg
- “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” — Jack Kerouac
- “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” —Robert Frost
- “It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style.” — P.D. James
- “Voice is not just the result of a single sentence or paragraph or page. It’s not even the sum total of a whole story. It’s all your work laid out across the table like the bones and fossils of an unidentified carcass.” — Chuck Wendig
- “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.” — Elmore Leonard
- “Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul.” — Meg Rosoff
- “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” — Louis L’Amour
- “First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him.” — Ray Bradbury
- “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” — Ernest Hemingway
“Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.” — Mark Twain
- “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of job: It’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.” — Neil Gaiman
- “It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” — Ernest Hemingway
- “It doesn’t matter how many book ideas you have if you can’t finish writing your book.” — Joe Bunting
So, these are some quotes by famous writers belonging to different genres of writing. Now you would understand that facing writers’ block is common, and yes, feeling that you have failed is alright as long as you pick yourself up again.