Relevant Writing Quotes

Sometimes aspiring authors need a little encouragement from successful writers past and present (and let’s face it, we need something a little better to plaster on our living room walls besides Live, Laugh, Love), so here are a few of my favorite quotes by some people who really seemed to know what they were talking about. I only hope I can have such well-worded insights someday.

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“Everyone thinks they can be a writer. Most people don’t understand what’s involved. The real writers persevere. The ones that don’t either don’t have enough fortitude and they probably wouldn’t succeed anyway, or they fall in love with the glamour of writing as opposed to the writing of writing.”
-Peter McWilliams

 

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
-Cyril Connolly

 

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.”
-Chuck Palahniuk

 

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
– G.K. Chesterton

 

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ”
― Joss Whedon

 

“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”
― Stephen King, On Writing

 

“When writing a novel, that’s pretty much entirely what life turns into: ‘House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day.”
― Neil Gaiman

 

“My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine. Everybody drinks water.”
― Mark Twain, Notebook

 

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