Inspirational Quotes

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?

4 thoughts on “Inspirational Quotes

  1. Nice list, Heather! I’d like to get a small note book and add quotes to it b/c I quickly forget them 😀

    1. Thanks Kelly. I have done that, the trouble is there are a couple floating around the house at the moment, and I’m not entirely sure where they all are. 🙂

  2. I like this one I just saw today…
    “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
    Hard to do though.

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