Writer Quotes to amuse and inspire

A collection of quotes by writers, about writing.  How many of these are relatable?

A collection of quotes from writers about writing to amuse and inspire

“The only writer to whom you should compare yourself is the writer you were yesterday” ~David Schlosser


“The pen is mightier than the sword… if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp” ~Terry Pratchett 


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


“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people” ~Thomas Mann

“A true piece of writing is a dangerous thing, it can change your life” ~Tobias Wolff


“Writers aren’t exactly people, they are a whole bunch of people, trying to be one person” ~F Scott Fitzgerald


“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit” ~Richard Bach

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage, as long as you edit brilliantly” ~C J Cherryh

“Writers see the world differently. Every voice we hear, every face we see, every hand we touch could become story fabric” ~Buffy Andrews


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


“If you wait for inspiration to write, you are not a writer, you are a waiter” ~Dan Poynter


“Assume the reader knows nothing, but don’t assume the reader is stupid” ~Ann Handley


“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper” ~E B White


“Every writer I know has trouble writing” ~Joseph Heller


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 You may have noticed this is distinctly not a normal post from me, and that it’s Saturday, not Friday. That would be due to rocking a 3-day headache and feeling unable to compose a proper post.
However, I wanted to put something here so I thought I’d give you some writer quotes. Whether you have heard them before or not, I hope they amuse or inspire you.
Do leave your own favourite writer quotes in the comments, I would love to read them 🙂

Happy writing











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