Awesome Quotes about Writing

If you’re anything like me, you find encouragement, inspiration, and even humor in reading quotes by authors, both great and not so well known.

I’ve collected quotes about writing for many years; I have a book with writers’ quotes.

I hope you find something in this collection that inspires, encourages, or entertains you.


ralph waldo emerson

william faukner

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” – William Faulkner

ernest hemmingway

“The first draft of anything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway

ernest hemingway 2

les brown

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we aare living our fears.” – Les Brown

mark twain

“Get your facts first and then you may distort them as you please.” – Mark Twain

mark twain 2

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” – Mark Twain

vladimir nabokov

“The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are there, throw rocks at them.” – Vladimir Nabokov

orson scott

“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

stephen king

Do you have a favorite quote about writing, or books?  Share it in the comments below.

Author: Colin Dunbar

Colin Dunbar is the owner of The Complete Self Publisher and shares his many years of experience in writing and self-publishing. If you enjoyed this article, please share it :o)

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