Inspiring Quotes

Every writer needs the strength to go on. While we wait to hear if we’re going to be published again, or even at all, time can move achingly slow. This is when quotes are just so good. The great ones have been there, we’re not alone.

Here’s some of my favorites:

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” -Aldous Huxley

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” -Lloyd Alexander

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” -Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” -Anaïs Nin

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

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway

“The Edge…There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” -Hunter S Thompson

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Keep trying and stay inspired!