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110 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. 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.”

  2. I am in love with figment right now. They should do this more often! Especially love the one about dragons by g.K. Chesterton.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. That amazing moment when you realize that John Green was tossed onto the Greats pile. *points to banner ad* Guys. Guys. Also,


  7. 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.

  8. 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!!”

  9. 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. :(

  10. “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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.’

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

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