Quotes about writing

Here are some quotes about writing that inspire me!

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
― Jack Kerouac

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
― Mark Twain

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

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath

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

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
― Ray Bradbury

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

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

“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
― Charles Baudelaire

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
― Anaïs Nin

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
― Franz Kafka

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
― John Steinbeck

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
― James A. Michener

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
― Thomas Mann