Writers Quotes



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

—William Faulkner


“I write because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”

—George Orwell


We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

—Ernest Hemingway


“You do not have to explain every single drop of water contained in a rain barrel. You have to explain one drop—H2O. The reader will get it.”

—George Singleton


“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”

—Elmore Leonard.


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

– Toni Morrison


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

-Stephen King


“Write your first draft with your heart. Rewrite with your head.”

– Mike Rich

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”

― Jodi Picoult

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

― Sylvia Plath

“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”

– Oscar Wilde

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

— Franz Kafka

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

— Richard Bach

“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.”

Bob Proctor

“Faith and fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see. You choose!”

Bob Proctor

“The Subconscious mind can not tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined.”

Bob Proctor