I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. Ernest Hemingway
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.” ― Mother Teresa
The above are a couple of quotes to get you started today. One of my favorites is still by Ben Franklin.
“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.”
What are some of your favorite quotes on writing or life?
“I’d rather be right than be president” Henry Clay ( He ran for president and lost – guess that was his way of saying, “The grapes were probably sour anyway”)
OOPS, You meant write, didn’t you? ha ha. I am a smarty pants. I enjoyed your quotes, though, truly I did. Best regards to you. Ruby aka Grammy
I am going to print these out and put them on my door – thank you!
“I hate writing, I love having written.” – Dorothy Parker
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some
place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. ~Jules Renard
These are great my friend! I don’t know off the top of my head what some of my favorite quotes are. That’s probably because it’s not even 6 yet and no sane human being should be awake. Sigh
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee,
the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith
“Life is too deep for words.so don’t try to describe it -just live it.”
There are so many great ones, aren’t there? Wish I was brilliant enough to come up with an original. But I’ll borrow from Nelson Mandela, ” I am the captain of my own soul.” For a man who had little else for a good portion of his life, this attitude carried him through.
This was written by an Australian Journalist a few years ago about writing a book:
“Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen”
by Phillip Adams.
I love the first one. One of my favorites is by Chris Baty, founder of NaNoWriMo: “Run whooping through the valleys of your imagination.” Reminds me that it’s supposed to be fun, not all hard.
A to Z Blogger & SF/Fantasy Writer @ Visions of Other Worlds
I like the one from Ben Franklin, too. Good advice.
That’s a great collection of quotes about writing. Very inspirational!
A writer never has a vacation. For a writer’s life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.
Thanks for the quotes! My favorite of the list is Franklin’s
Ok, I’m a quote collector, so I have sooo many favorites! These are a couple that pertain to writing:
I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. STEVEN WRIGHT
I’ve been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence…in the afternoon, I put it back in again. OSCAR WILDE
I just LOVE that very last sentence!!! So true, so true!