Get Unblocked: 21 Quotes from Famous Writers to Get You Going

Paulo Coelho

“Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho

“A writer is working when he’s staring out of the window.” ― Burton Rascoe

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult

“If the book is true, it will find an audience that is meant to read it.” — Wally Lamb

“To defend what you’ve written is a sign that you are alive.” —William Zinsser, WD

“I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.” —Patrick Dennis

“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” — Allen Ginsberg

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” —Robert Frost

Agatha Christie
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“The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” ― Agatha Christie

“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” — Allen Ginsberg

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” —Robert Frost

“Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.” — Mark Twain

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood

“The first draft of everything is shit.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Be willing to write really badly.” — Jennifer Egan

“Anyone who says writing is easy isn’t doing it right.” — Amy Joy

David Foster Wallave
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“Good fiction’s job is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” — David Foster Wallace

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly.” — C. J. Cherryh

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

“I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.” — Sylvia Plath

“Don’t take anyone’s writing advice too seriously.” — Lev Grossman

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” ― Isaac Asimov

“With writing, we have second chances.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

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