Favourite Writing Quotes

This isn’t exactly a writing quote, but I believe it holds a lot of wisdom for writers facing procrastination or experiencing writers block… A quote from Arnold Bennett’s 1910 book, ‘How to Live on 24 Hours a Day’. There is no magic method of beginning. If a man standing on the edge of a swimming-bath and wanting to jump into the cold water should ask you, “How do I begin to jump?” you would merely reply, “Just jump. Take hold of your nerves, and jump.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it. H.G. Wells

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Agatha Christie

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” Ernest Hemingway

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Stephen King

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Ernest Hemingway

“Play around. Dive into absurdity and write. Take chances. You will succeed if you are fearless of failure.”
Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

It is good to talk. Do not be ashamed of it. Talk is the exercise ground for writing.
Goldberg, Natalie (2010-08-31). Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework … you can still be writing, because you have that space. – Joyce Carol Oates

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