15 quotes to inspire you to get writing

Writing can be such a mystical experience. Sometimes we’re inspired and the words flow, and other times it’s like trying to get blood from a stone. If you’re currently feeling uninspired to put pen to paper (or hands to laptop), let some of these famous names remind you how lucky we are to be able to express ourselves through writing. 

  1. “All you have to do is put one word after another, and remember how great it feels to be a writer.” – Stephanie Lennox

  2. “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” – Anton Chekhov

  3. “One should use common words to say uncommon things.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

  4. “Let the reader find that he cannot afford to omit any line of your writing because you have omitted every word that he can spare.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” – Beatrix Potter

  6. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
    – Malala Yousafzai

  7. “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” – Thomas Jefferson

  8. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’. Your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” – Mark Twain

  9. “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” – Michelle Obama

  10. “I am experienced enough to do this. I am knowledgeable enough to do this. I am prepared enough to do this. I am mature enough to do this. I am brave enough to do this.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 

  11. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale

  12. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  13. We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr Henry Link

  14. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

  15. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir


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