With everything that’s going on in the world right now – coronavirus, school closings, library closings, social distancing, conferences and workshops cancelled… it’s hard to focus on writing. Here are some quotes to make you smile, laugh, ponder and encourage you as you forge ahead on your writing journey.
One of the signs of Napoleon’s greatness is the fact that he once had a publisher shot. ~Siegfried Unseld
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~Jack London
The best kind of writing, and the biggest thrill in writing, is to suddenly read a line from your typewriter that you didn’t know was in you. ~Larry King
The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. ~Robert Cormier
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. ~Simone Weil
There are days when the result is so bad that no fewer than 5 revisions are required. In contrast, when I’m greatly inspired, only 4 revisions are needed. ~J.K. Galbraith
Anyone who says he wants to be a writer and isn’t writing, doesn’t. ~Hemingway
So, you want to be a writer? Ok. Be one. ~Ed Wood
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. ~Beverly Sills
I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it. ~Thomas Jefferson
An editor is a person who knows precisely what he wants but isn’t quite sure. ~Walter Davenport
You can’t be that kid at the top of the water slide overthinking it. You have to just go down the chute… You have to let people see what you wrote… Perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring. ~Tina Fey
What’s the thing that’s not in the world that should be in the world? ~Lin-Manuel Miranda
No one else knows what they are doing either. ~Ricky Gervais
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~Helen Keller
DAILY MANTRA: Today I will write on the edge of my ability.
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