Writing Quotes

Today I wanted to share a great round-up of my favorite writing quotes for writers because sometimes it can be just that little bit of motivational inspiration you need to keep going.

Writing Quotes mere khayaal mein wahan ke tamam khawahish mand aur pesha war writters is waqt ittafaq karen ge jab mein yeh kahoon ga ke’ hum –apne kaam se kabhi bhi mutmaen nahi hotay hain. hum hamesha mehsoos karte hain ke hum behtar se behtar kaam kar saktay hain aur yeh ke abhi hamaray behtareen tukre ko likhna baqi hai. mein yeh bhi maanta hon ke kam az kam aik Quote hai jo aap ko milta hai aur is ke mutabiq hota hai ke aap zindagi ke kisi bhi lamhay kaisa mehsoos karte hain.

to likhnay ke tamam mawaqay ke kuch umdah Quotes talaash karne ke liye parheen taakay musannif ban’nay se pehlay hi writers block ka tajurbah karne par pabandi lagaye taakay is shahkaar ko abhi taq ghor kya ja. agar yeh kaafi achaa hai to.

Writing Quotes

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”


“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

“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.”

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”


“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”


“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”


“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.”

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”


“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”


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


“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”


“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

“Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.”


“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”


“The first draft of anything is shit.”

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”


“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”


“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”

“let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences”

“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”


“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

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

“A word after a word after a word is power.”

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”

“Tears are words that need to be written.”

“You can make anything by writing.”

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”

“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”


“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”

“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.”

“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.”

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”

“Always be a poet, even in prose.”

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

“Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story.”

“A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”

“That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.”

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”

“I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.”

“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.”


“Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.”


“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”

“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”

“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”

“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.”

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”

“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”


“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”

“So what? All writers are lunatics!”

“I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky. ”

“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”


“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

“People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don’t like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy.”

“Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.”

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”