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