15 Quotes To Inspire You To Write

There is a reason Ernest Hemingway said “there is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Writing is hard. Everyone, even those trained to write, struggle at times to put their soul into their words, or even think of something to say. Some days your fingers will clack away on the keyboard like nobody’s business. Other days . . . well, we call it writer’s block. Writing is hard, but it is also wonderful, fulfilling, and well worth it. If you find yourself in a writing slump, here are 15 quotes to inspire you to start again.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing Benjamin Franklin

1—“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”—Benjamin Franklin

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

3—“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”—Maya Angelou

4—“Writing is its own reward.”—Henry Miller

5—“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald

You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say F Scott Fitzgerald

6—“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.” —Jane Yolen

7—“The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.”—Joyce Carol Oates

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

9—“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

10—“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.”—Neil Gaiman

11—“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.”—Jack London

12— “I can shake off everything if I write, my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”—Anne Frank

I can shake off everything if I write, my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn Anne Frank

13—“You can fix anything but a blank page.”—Nora Roberts

14—“Don’t be a writer; be writing.” —William Faulkner

15—“The secret of it all is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood of the moment—to put things down without deliberation—without worrying about their style—without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I took the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote­—wrote, wrote . . . By writing at the instant, the very heartbeat of life is caught.” —Walt Whitman

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