I can’t believe it has been over a week since I posted. Well over time for another! I started this post a while back hoping to collate a list of my favourite writing quotes, but I’ve found that some of the quotes are good for life in general. I still haven’t managed to find all my favourite quotes, but here’s Part 1:
WordPress has provided me with some great quotes:
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. – Isaac Asimov
The desire to write grows with writing. – Desiderius Erasmus
Writing is a struggle against silence. – Carlos Fuente
The scariest moment is always just before you start. – Stephen King
And then there are the quotes I’ve picked up from my own reading:
I have a LOT from ‘Writing Down the Bones’ by Natalie Goldberg. This was probably one of the first books I read on writing (that I can remember anyway) and I loved it!
Writing is the act of discovery
It’s better to be crazy than false
Don’t set limits
Approach things for the first time, each time.
Don’t think too much.
I love this one:
Impossibility is not a wall, but a gilded doorway through which the most satisfying of life’s moments reside. – Iddeus Orridge – The NaNoLand Chronicles by Chris Baty
And this last one is not really a quote about writing specifically, but I think it fits anyway, and is certainly something I learned competing in Nanowrimo last year – achieving 100,000 words. If you push yourself – it’s amazing what you can acheive, and learn about yourself and your writing in the process:
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. William James.
What are your favourite quotes?