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Writers on Writing

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-Mark Twain

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
-Maya Angelou

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.                                                                                                                                       -Neil Gaiman

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose… not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.                                                                              -Anne Sullivan Macy

To be a writer is to sit down at one’s desk in the chill portion of every day, and to write; not waiting for the little jet of the blue flame of genius to start from the breastbone— just plain going at it, in pain and delight. To be a writer is to throw away a great deal, not to be satisfied, to type again, and then again, and once more, and over and over.
– John Hersey


Source: Craigie, Cheryl A. (2012-12-04). Instant Inspiration Quotes on Writing and the Writing Life (Kindle Locations 350-351). Cheryl A. Craigie. Kindle Edition.


  1. Spirit Sorbet says

    Adore these quotes and always appreciate Maya Angelou and Mark Twain. I think I write so there is a record of my thoughts that I hope uplift or help people … as well as myself.


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