Inspiring Quotes from Women Writers


Hi everyone, I hope you’re all enjoying your writing and creativity. Here are a few little gems to keep the weekend writing fires burning.

‘A word after a word after a word is power.’ Margaret Atwood

‘It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.’ C. J. Cherryh

‘Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.’ Barbara Kingsolver

‘When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.’ Malala Yousafzai

‘If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.’ Erica Jong

Happy writing, everyone!

Inspirational quotes for writers

book2Anyone who has experienced a mid-year writing slump knows that a little bit of inspiration can be all it takes to keep going. So here are fifteen of my favourite quotes to help stir the creative soul.

1.) ‘The scariest moment is always just before you start.’ Stephen King

2.) ‘Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” Rita Mae Brown

3.) ‘Don’t quit—return home to your writing.’ Elizabeth Gilbert

4.) ‘Mistakes are the portals of discovery.’ James Joyce

5.) ‘Asking “Why?” can lead to understanding. Asking “Why not?” can lead to breakthroughs.’ Daniel Pink

6.) ‘Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.’ Cyril Connolly

7.) ‘The world is but a canvas to the imagination.’ Henry David Thoreau

8.) ‘When I am writing, I am doing the thing I was meant to do.’ Anne Sexton

9.) ‘Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.’ John Steinbeck

10.) ‘Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.’ Salvadore Dali

11.) ‘I write to take all the terror and tragedy and comedy and banality of life and wrestle it into something I can understand.’ Kathleen Caron

12.) ‘Creativity is an act of defiance.’ Twyla Tharp

13.) ‘You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.’ Jodi Picoult

14.) ‘It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’ J.K. Rowling

15.) ‘I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.’ Vincent van Gogh