10 Quotes on Writing from Well-Known Writers

Who better to look to for quotes on writing than well-known writers. A fan of quotations of any kind, I’ve collected a few on the topic of writing from some of my favorite writers:

E.L. Doctorow

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Quote from E.L. Doctorow

William Wordsworth

Maya Angelou

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Anne Lamott

C.S. Lewis

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Ernest Hemingway

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Louis L’amour

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Anne Tyler

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anton Chekhov

Do you have favorite quotes on writing from writers? If so, feel free to share below. Some of our best writing advice comes from those who’ve gone before us down this pathway called writing.

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17 thoughts on “10 Quotes on Writing from Well-Known Writers

  1. I love writing quotes. One of my favorite quotes isn’t about writing, but it applies. “If you hear a voice inside you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh.

    1. April, this is one I’ve not heard or read previously. I really like it. Recently, I came across another on inspiration from Michael Hyatt, which I should have included: “Inspiration doesn’t show up until you do.” Glad you enjoyed these.

  2. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon one can neither resist nor understand. – George Orwell

  3. Sherrey, you inspire me. Plain and simple. AND, you inspire me to arrange a collection of artful expressions such as these as wall art when I set up my new office!

    1. Aren’t these fun and inspiring! I had not thought of creating wall art with them, but it’s a great idea especially with a new office on the horizon.

  4. Sherrey, thanks for sharing; this comes along at a time when I can benefit from motivation to get back to my works in progress … I don’t even remember the passwords to some of my social media platforms anymore. You’ve made so much progress during my absence from our circles; it’s great to engage with you again in this shared part of our lives. Well done on getting your e-book out there.

    1. Belinda, so glad these quotes will motivate you. Funny how quickly we can forget passwords. Do you suppose that’s a hand being held up saying, “Ouch, social media!” It still is a hard one to get your arms around but I’m trying. Thanks for mentioning how far I’ve come while you’ve been away. It’s nice that you noticed. Good to see you around. Ian was here commenting a few days ago. It’s like the old gang coming together for a reunion.

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