Submitted Date 01/17/2019

Writing is a journey. Just like a good book, the writing process surely comes along with its own twists and turns. Some trails will be quickly abandoned, some will woefully lead to nowhere, and others to great horizons (isn’t that the best part?). Like anything worth doing, the work can be hard and the hours long. There are times when we all need a good laugh, a kick in the butt, or a thought-provoking reminder of why we do what we do. Below is my collection of funny, inspiring, and reflective quotes for writers. For a daily pick-me-up, you may even want to choose one or two to display in your writing space.

Funny Writing Quotes

I hope to someday to write something worth plagiarizing. –Author Unknown
The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps. –Robert Benchley
A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one. –Baltasar Gracián
I wrote a few children's books. Not on purpose. –Steven Wright
It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. –Ernest Hemingway
I was sorry to hear my name mentioned as one of the great authors, because they have a sad habit of dying off. Chaucer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I am not feeling very well myself. –Mark Twain

Motivational Writing Quotes

A good book isn’t written, it’s rewritten. –Phyllis A. Whitney
You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. –Jodi Picoult
Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts. –Larry L. King
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. –Sylvia Plath
I think new writers are too worried that it has all been said before. Sure it has, but not by you. –Asha Dornfest
A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. –Richard Bach

Thoughtful Writing Quotes

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you. –Zora Neale Hurston
Writers live twice. –Natalie Goldberg
More remarkable than those who write to make a decent living are those who write to make a decent life. –Andrea Hope
Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. –Thomas H. Schulman
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. –Cyril Connolly
I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. –Joss Whedon


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