200+ Best Writing Quotes And Sayings

When you’re trying to get something done, it’s easy to get distracted by all the other stuff you have to do. But when you’re working on something important, it’s important not to get distracted. The below collection of writing quotes are sure to inspire you when you need a little extra inspiration.

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This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be. David Levithan
Some moments are nice, some arenicer, some are even worthwritingabout.
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Some moments are nice, some arenicer, some are even worthwritingabout. Charles Bukowski
Living with him is like being told a perpetual story:...
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Living with him is like being told a perpetual story: his mind is the biggest, most imaginative I have ever met. I could live in its growing countries forever. Sylvia Plath
There comes a time in your life when you have...
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There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. Shannon L. Alder
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When you're missing a peice of yourself, aching, gut wrenching emptiness begins to take over. Until you find the link that completes your very soul, the feeling will never go away. Most people find a way to fill this void, material possessions, a string of relationships, affairs, food... I bare my soul, with words, for all to see. Jennifer Salaiz
If a writer falls in love with you, you can...
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If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die. Mik Everett
Making love to me is amazing. Wait, I meant: making...
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Making love to me is amazing. Wait, I meant: making love, to me, is amazing. The absence of two little commas nearly transformed me into a sex god.
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When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else...
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When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better. Coco J. Ginger
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I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes--everywhere. Until it's every breath I breathe. I'm going to go out like a fucking meteor! Audre Lorde
There's two kinds of women--those you write poems about and...
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There's two kinds of women--those you write poems about and those you don't. Jeffrey Mcdaniel
Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.
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Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff. Harvey Pekar
One always has a better book in one's mind than...
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One always has a better book in one's mind than one can manage to get onto paper. Michael Cunningham
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Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it. . Anne Lamott
You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them....
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You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect. John Green
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When Great Trees FallWhen great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker downin tall grasses, and even elephantslumber after safety. When great trees fallin forests, small things recoil into silence, their senseseroded beyond fear. When great souls die, the air around us becomeslight, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly, see witha hurtful clarity. Our memory, suddenly sharpened, examines, gnaws on kind wordsunsaid, promised walksnever taken. Great souls die andour reality, bound tothem, takes leave of us. Our souls, dependent upon theirnurture, now shrink, wizened. Our minds, formedand informed by theirradiance, fall away. We are not so much maddenedas reduced to the unutterable ignoranceof dark, coldcaves. And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and alwaysirregularly. Spaces fillwith a kind ofsoothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, neverto be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and bebetter. For they existed. Maya Angelou
Cynics are simply thwarted romantics.
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Cynics are simply thwarted romantics. William Goldman
Most of the basic material a writer works with is...
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Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. Willa Cather
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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen
Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and...
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Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out. Criss Jami
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Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. Graham Greene