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Quotes for Writers - page 3


  • "I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." - Isaac Asimov
  • "You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great." - Les Brown  
  • "Ability is nothing without opportunity." - Napoleon Bonaparte
  • "You can't try to do things; you simply must do them." - Ray Bradbury
  • "Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor." - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  • "The novelist must be his own most harsh critic and also his own most loving admirer and about both he must say nothing."  - Angus Wilson 
  • "Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic." - Jean Sibelius 
  • "Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none."- Jules Renard  
  • "Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger." - Franklin Jones  
  • "Many modern novels have a beginning, a muddle and an end. " - Philip Larkin  
  • "Don't be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts."  - Gene Fowler  
  • "The virtue of books is to be readable." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself."  - J.K. Rowling
  • "If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor." - Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ― Dr. Seuss
  • "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein
  • “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  • “If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there”  ― George Harrison
  • “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank

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