2017/03/01

20 Inspirational Quotes from Famous Authors


If your looking for inspiration from famous writers.  I've compiled a list to help inspire all writers everywhere.  From non-fiction, fiction, poet these quotes will help restore and renew your passion for writing.

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
Stephen King

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.
Ernest Hemingway

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Ernest Hemingway

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
Mark Twain

To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
Herman Melville

 It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Robert Benchley

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.
Sidney Sheldon

Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.
Henry David Thoreau

My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.
Anton Chekhov

I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.
Edgar Rice Burroughs

First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
Ray Bradbury

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Adams

A writer without interest or sympathy for the foibles of his fellow man is not conceivable as a writer.
Joseph Conrad

Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything.
Philip K. Dick

Half my life is an act of revision.
John Irving

People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.
Harlan Ellison

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

 A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just begins
to live that day.

Emily Dickinson

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

Begin with an individual, and before you know it you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find you have created – nothing.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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