Get inspired by the greats, here on Figment.
Last one> YES
I just finished reading that book and I am literally speechless.
YES! That was my response, too. And DFTBA! Someone buy me a puppy-sized elephant!
actually you are figuratively speechless (that is one of Gus’s pet peeve’s (if you read the book))
I wish I had the this gif right now
What do you mean John Green? Your book? A Book? The book? The bible? Just like you. Resisting simplicity.
*click click* whoosh! DFTBA!
YES INDEED… It seems that way to me with EVERY Kurt Vonnegut work I’ve ever read. Also, Fahrenheit 451. A good book makes one feel that way.
The last quote by John Green, that is SO true! Yes!
Exactly. It’s called the Book Thief.
Actually it’s The Fault in Our Stars
Acctually, it’s both.
Gotta disagree, I prefered the book thief.
I loved the book thief but TFIOS is WAY better!
Me too. I actually didn’t like the Fault In Our Stars that much.
DDDDDUUUUUDDDDDDDEEEEE YES IVE READ THE FAULT IN OUR STARS AND THE BOOK THIEF AND I WAS AN EMOTIONAL WRECK AFTER BOTH. I had to stop reading The Fault In Our Stars at page 215(see I even remember the page number) because I was sitting there sobbing, my brother had to take it from me, he read it, then I finished it, again, emotional wreck.
When I read it all that’s all I could talk about and my mom was just like “I can’t wait for you to finish that book”
TOTALLY THE LAST ONE> YES!!!!
Am I the only one who saved several of these pictures on my computer? *blushes*
Are you crazy?! I saved them ALL to my computer! The one about dragons is my new desktop!
I saved them all and the one about going after inspiration with a club is now my wallpaper.
The dragon one was my favorite! 😀 ^-^
I saved them ALL to my computer.
No way! Me Too!
How do I save them on an iPod?
Save them to your computer, find the USB cable that connects your iPod to your computer, and connect them. Click and drag to highlight the pictures you want, or use CTRL+click to select the ones you want. Right click and click “Copy.” Navigate to the folder you want the pictures in on your iPod, right click inside of it, and select “Paste.” Done. Disconnect the two and look your new pictures!
Or if it’s an iPod touch you could find this site on the browser, touch and hold each picture, and choose the saving option.
This is why I love this website…we see writing quotes and we save things to our computer.
Ikr my downloads are purely that
LOL. Nah, they’re splattered all over my desktop at the moment… 😀
I PINNED THEM ALL ON PINTEREST. YOU JELLY? 😛
Nah bro, I’m Nutella!!! 😀 😀 😀
I love that 🙂
so did I =) Pinterest rules
*grins* It´s good to know I´m not the only one 😀
Who wouldn’t shove them up on their desk top?! THEY’RE AWESOME!!!!!
omg! i did too. ur not alone.
The Jack London quote is my Laptop’s wallpaper!
No you certainly are not. The John Green one is now my screensaver. 😉
Same here! I really enjoy them all-they really help, right? 😉 Please add more!!
No………….. I now have almost all of them…..
I love all of these!!! My favorite quote is not one here but is by Mark Twain, “Those who won’t read have no advantage over those who can’t.”
That´s awesome! And so true!
My favorite on was
“There are three rules to writing
Unfortunatly nobody knows what they are.”
I know! Haha
I am in love with figment right now. They should do this more often! Especially love the one about dragons by g.K. Chesterton.
Yesyesyesyesyes. Figment, you should add more of these!
Yes. Please do.
Ikr! It’s so inspiring.
seriously , why isn’t there more ? why ? why not ? 🙁
Yeh, I know right. Please add more!
I love that one. My screen saver is “We read to know that we are not alone”
Okay. I’m going to go tweet all of these.
Amazing! I just loved all of them.
These rendered me speechless.
Yeah, that is NOT easy to achieve.
Anyone else want to go hide in a dark room w/ their laptops and just write until their fingers bleed after looking at all of these quotes?
Huh? Oh, count me in!
Most of them are so true; My favorite one is the one about dragons 🙂
These are lovely! Thanks so much for posting them. 🙂
This looks like the work of pic monkey!
Whoo! Jack London!
Will these be updated regularly?? I’d love to have more of these!!
I need more of these!! *mind blown*
These are my new desktop images!
the newer ones (at the top) have lots of typos…it kind of detracts from the message
otherwise, these are absolutely beautiful and touching and i LOVE LOVE LOVE them to death
I just noticed that…
Yes! You MUST keep updating it!
I love the one by C.S. Lewis! It’s amazing!
The last one! DFTBA!!! 😀
So awesome and true! I cannot even contain myself!
The one about th 3 rules was funny. 🙂
I felt wiser after reading these.
Ooh, I can’t disagree…
I love the one about the dragon!
I love all of these so much!! I wish they were on tumblr so I could “heart” them!!!!
Thanks for the inspirational quotations! 🙂
The Maargaret Atwood one moved me.
Second to last…. That, my friend, in the shadow, is not a club, but a bat. Loved all these quotes 🙂
That bat can be whatever it wants to be. *over dramatically* Leave it alone!
the wooden club used in certain games, as baseball and cricket, to strike the ball.
It’s a club.
I LOVE ALL OF THESE
All of these are so, so true.
I saw a few of these on Facebook. But my absolute favorite has to be “there is nothing to writing all you do is sit down at a type writer and bleed.” it probably would have been the dragon one if I hadn’t already seen it.
I agreed with all of these!
OMG these quotes are so inspiring. Thank you guys:)
My favorite is the one about the moonlight glinting on broken glass…pure poetry.
I love these! It’s good to know I’m finally not alone in the world of reading and writing.
I am a quote fanatic. I collect quotes, and then make them into art for my room. I’m going crazy with all these inspiring words!
That amazing moment when you realize that John Green was tossed onto the Greats pile. *points to banner ad* Guys. Guys. Also,
Unmmmmmmm now I am like really confuzzled.
Wow!!! Those are awesome quotes!! (:
(I’m the kind of person who likes words the same way other people like air.)
*GASP* I CAN’T BREATHE….. *slowly dies….*
All of these quotes are great in there own way. It always amazes me that by reading a few quotes from great writers past and present it lifts my spirit and sends me to my laptop to write.
These inspirational human beings make me weep with joy. They feel like me. They felt like me. These legends, these heroes, these doyens of literature…. how wonderful to have them speak to me like this. I feel them prodding me on the back, shoving a sharpened pencil in my hand, grabbing my cigarette and throwing it aside and spitting out the dambed, beautiful words: “Write woman! Write! Don’t get it right – just get it written!!”
I love these things… they are so encouraging!!! and they help me to keep going.
this actually made me cry with joy ^^
I know. I have truly found my people.
Last one is how I feel about his[John Green] book Paper Towns
I noticed you’ve forgotten two of the greatest philosophers and writers ever to have lived.
A. A. Milne and Dr. Seuss. So let me include them for you.
“Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not drift my way. I have to go and fetch them. I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere.”
~ A. A. Milne.
“Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don’t always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive…. Virtually every page is a cliffhanger–you’ve got to force them to turn it.”
~ Dr. Seuss.
Keep the magic alive, Loves. <3
The A.A. Milne one is soo applicable; not only in writing, but in writing scripts for my Advanced Drama class. I suck at brainstorming ideas. 🙁
THis made ME happy 😀
THIS motivates me. awesome stuff 🙂
PURE AWESOME!!! Some of these are just revised from real quotes.
LOVE THESE!!! I showed them to my favorite Literature teacher and she loved them!! So inspiring!!
It’d be awesome if we could pin these.
“If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” is a Toni Morrison quote, not Maya Angelou.
Oh my gosh I am completely inspired now. Some of these are going on my wall so whenever i feel discouraged I can look up and there they will be.
I have some more quotes
“Shoot for the moon. Even when you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
“When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘One word at a time.’
My favourite is the last one. I feel that way all the time, and im sad that not many people in my family like to read as much as me, so they’ll never know what an amazing book I just read. My own descriptions of books are never actually worthy compared to what reading them feels like.
YES!!! I force my friends–absolutely force them–to read a book, and rarely are they disappointed. But they never fail to distrust my judgment the next time. Just trust me! The books I beg you to read are AMAZING!
All the feels! Plus hey, new backgrounds for my computer <3
We need more! I’ve found nearly all of my favorite quotes here, and I check this every time I go on Figment! I want more!!! 😀
You have misspelled an author’s name, second from top. It’s Hemingway. One “m”.
Omg you are what you write? Well then I AM A VAMPIRE!!!!!!!
Faith is taking the first step when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr
I love all these quotes! All of them reign true to me, my writing, and my friends!
Some of them really inspire me!
Others, i was just like, wow, they are amazing.
I loved the last quote<3 ! TFIOS!!!!
“If your eyes could speak, what would they say?”
-Max (The Book Thief)
I love all these quotes… Wish I joined in time for the graphic quote competition!
Well, I loved all these. So.. inspiriting. But my all time favorite quote has to be “The road to hell is paved with adverbs,” By Stephen King,in Memoirs of The Craft. He’s an amazing writer!
There’s so much to say… but I guess I can sum all of it up to: THOSE WERE AWESOME!!!
Very inspiring indeed!
Oh wow, these are some awesome quotes! *Goes to save them on Tumblr* 😉
so inspiring, love it <3
The one at the top…oh it just makes me love what I do x3
“I write to give muself strength
I write to be characters I am not.
I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of”
I love these quote, there so gorgeous.
I love these quote’s. I put them on my blog with other quote’s and things
I love all of these. One of my favorite quotes is
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them” -Lemony Snicket
I am merely a shadow….
I like “Tears are words that must be written.”
My fave was the one that said: Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.
So poetic. 🙂
Yeah, that one was…well, exactly what you said, Lightningfur.
All of those quotes above: SSSOOOOOOOO TRUE!!!!
All of the other quotes out there: True, but not fit for Figment’s awesomeness and their TOTALLY AWESOME creators of this website!
I didn’t understand the one about the broken glass when I first read it a few years ago when I first transferred to figment from inkpop… Now I do. I just remember that quote when I’m writing and it helps my writing become a picture in my mind instead of a list of events. Thanks figment and creative writing class ♥♥♥
There was also another one I saw that ended up being my yearbook quote. It isn’t here, and it’s not super inspiring or anything but it’s great. “When something in your life goes wrong just yell ‘PLOT TWIST’ and move on.”
I’ve heard that quote somewhere too! 😀
Wow! All so very inspiring.
Are we still allowed to submit quote designs? As advertised by the homepage?
C.S.Lewis never lets me down! “You can make ANYTHING by writing,” C.S.Lewis
I think my Creative Writing professor would especially love the Chekhov quote: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
That’s how I try to approach my writing because we are after all trying to put an image, whether it is through a character’s dialogue or what the character’s world is because no one has achieved the ability to translate the writer’s images to the reader. That’s what writing is for.
Well, I love it.
This quotes can’t strike me speechless (nothing can), though these are really helpful. I’ve already know the ones like, “don’t tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.” And such. Wow! Please add more!!! A definite wisdom-I mean, these quotes really help with writing! Who wants to read these all, and maybe over and over again, till they’ve memorized most if them, or all, and write until their fingers fall off? (Well, probably not the fingers falling off part.) But then anyways, these sayings really help.
“Writing isn’t just for fun; it reveals the inner heart.” Well, I guess I’ve made that up myself *sheepish* But then…if you could, I’d give all these a thumbs-up! “Advice from a living flash-and-bone author may be the best advice of all.” 😉
Then again, I would. ;D
these are cool!
“We read to know that we are not alone.” It’s so true. Well, actually all of them are very, very true. “There is nothing to write. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” They have put words to things I have never been able to explain myself.
“Imagination rules the world.”
”We are all pages in a book.Do your best to make it a good one” -The 11th Doctor
I like dat one, The Doctor!
I only needed to read the first two lines of the fifth quote before (almost) yelling out “Joss Whedon!!” The third and fifth last ones are very inspirational, too.
AWESOME! So true!
Sometimes I can’t even look at a blank page without wanting to write on it. When I see the empty lines I just want to fill them with words. A couple of days ago I picked up an empty composition book that is supposed to used for school and it was all I could do to keep from flipping the pages open and writing in it. I used to have a teacher that told me never to let a black page scream at you. Well, they do scream at me, but they don’t scream that I have nothing to say, they scream because I have so many different things to say I can’t pick one.
“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.” That quote really speaks to me 😀
My favorite quote isn’t up here, but that quote is probably close to being my favorite
Hey, I made my own quote image, would you guys be interested in posting it?
Beautiful! Feel free to send any and all quote images to firstname.lastname@example.org and thanks so much!
good nice be
“You are what you write” , those word have deep writen on hearth…so beautiful word.
some good word, those remind me of something…i don’t like to write but i have fun when i am writing..
These quotes EXPLODED with thought and ideas. Each one basically tell you that you can do this and to believe that you can do it. its telling you you cant do it until you try. :3
Maya Angelou quote
When it said create your own word art for your favorite quote, I actually thought we were creating word art so why am I confused???
You are welcome to create your own word art – if you send it to email@example.com we will be happy to feature it!
How do you post your own quote? Does anyone know?
If I do hand-lettering… can I still submit one? I’ll just take a picture of it, if I can.
Of course! As long as it fits the dimensions we will be happy to feature it!
If music be the food of love, play on.
I loved the ‘you can make anything by writing’ quote
The one “There are three rules to writing a novel:
… Unfortunately, no one knows what they are” (W. Somerset Waugham) was my favorite because it’s so accurate. Or maybe the TFiOS one.
where are the rest of the quotes?
How do you make these???
I downloaded all of these quotes, I really like them.
with knowledge there is no imagination.
‘There is no greater agony than a story untold trapped inside of you.’
There is some truth in this quote.
The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.
When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer “One word at a time.”
– Stephen King
How can I post one of these?
that last one ROCKS!!!!!
“words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting harm, and remedying it.” -albus dumbledore.
I love the first one!
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