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10 Inspirational Quotes for Writers


1. “And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.” —Ray Bradbury

2. “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” —Richard Bach

3. “Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” —Willa Cather

4. “I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.” —Roald Dahl

5. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” —Oscar Wilde

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

7. “A real book is not one that’s read, but one that reads us.” —W.H. Auden

8. “Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.” —Philip Roth

9. “Writing is a delicious agony.” —Gwendolyn Brooks

10. Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” —Zelda Fitzgerald

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