Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Quotes

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week, the topic is is “Favorite Book Quotes”. I collect quotes, and have several journals full of them. Yes, there are many book quotes, but as I got thinking about quotes, I realized that so many of the ones I collect and refer to are quotes written by authors about writing. They act as motivators toi my own writing.

Here are 10+ (couldn’t stop!)  quotes about writing from famous authors:

Write what should not be forgotten. Isabel Allende

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

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

We write to taste life in the moment and in retrospect. Anais Nin

Writing is its own reward. Henry Miller

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. Louis L’Amour

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up. Jane Yolen

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that. –Stephen King

If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. –Toni Morrison

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.   –Anne Frank

Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.    –William Faulkner

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