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Friday, August 9, 2013

Encouraging quotes for writers (and not only)

We all sometimes need a bit of encouragement, don't we?
I was feeling dismal and couldn’t do anything, not even write despite that writing is my biggest enjoyment and the greatest love.

Then I lurked in the web and found many encouraging quotes by those whom I admire and who have probably felt the same at least once in their lifetime. Those words gave me courage and hope, and so I am sharing them with my fellow writers.

"I learned to write by writing. I tended to do anything as long as it felt like an adventure, and to stop when it felt like work, which meant that life did not feel like work." - Neil Gaiman.
 "Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself." - Terry Pratchett.

"You need not expect to get your book right the first time." - Mark Twain.

"To aspiring writers, I say : Don't give up. Storytelling has been an integral part of the human condition since the beginning of time. Don't let anyone tell you your dreams don't have value. They do." - Beverly Jenkins.

"Every professional writer has that first moment of breathless chills like a caffeine pill has just kicked in and you feel like the words you read are not words but wings and you can fly with them." - Tiffany Reisz.

"If it pleases you and you can write at all, it's gonna please somebody else." - Charlaine Harris.

"You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence." - Octavia Butler.

"Once upon a time, something happened, and it was better than something not happening. The end." - Dan Harmon.

 "Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone." - Amy Tan.


"Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money." - Moliére.

And my favorite:
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville.

1 comment:

  1. Hi admin,
    your post is very special for us.I think quotes are very special for everyday life. I have collected many quotes from you, and I will come back soon. It's encourage to work everyday life.So thanks a lot for doing this job