Quotes about writing are always the most popular posts on my social media platforms. Here are 25 of my favorites to inform, motivate, and inspire your writing:

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

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” 
― Anaïs Nin

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” 
― Anton Chekhov

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” 
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” 
― Louis L’Amour

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” 
― Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” 
― Beatrix Potter

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” 
― Philip José Farmer

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” 
― Jack London

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” 
― Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” 
― Pablo Picasso

“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” 
― William Faulkner

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” 
― Thomas Jefferson

“I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die.” 
― Isaac Asimov

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” 
― Ray Bradbury

“If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!” 
― Jackie Collins

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“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” 
― Martin Luther

“One should use common words to say uncommon things” 
― Arthur Schopenhauer

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

“Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” 
― Gloria Steinem

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.” 
― Truman Capote, Truman Capote: Conversations

“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” 
― Steven Wright

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” 
― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

“You can make anything by writing.” 
― C.S. Lewis

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