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10 Inspiring Writing Quotes

“The scariest moment is always right before you start.” – Stephen King

“And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things
unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and
gives them airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.” – William Shakespeare

“My inspiration tends to come from two words. The two most important words to a writer: What if?” – Beth Revis

“Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.” – Neil Gaiman

“We can make anything by writing.” – C.S. Lewis

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.” – Beverly Cleary

“Writing is the painting of the voice!” – Voltaire

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” – Martin Luther

“I write to find strength.
I write to become the person that hides inside me.
I write to light the way through the darkness for others.
I write to be seen and heard.
I write to be near those I love.
I write by accident, promptings, purposefully and anywhere there is paper.
I write because my heart speaks a different language that someone needs to hear.
I write past the embarrassment of exposure.
I write because hypocrisy doesn’t need answers, rather it needs questions to heal.
I write myself out of nightmares.
I write because I am nostalgic, romantic and demand happy endings.
I write to remember.
I write knowing conversations don’t always take place.
I write because speaking can’t be reread.
I write to sooth a mind that races.
I write because you can play on the page like a child left alone in the sand.
I write because my emotions belong to the moon; high tide, low tide.
I write knowing I will fall on my words, but no one will say it was for very long.
I write because I want to paint the world the way I see love should be.
I write to provide a legacy.
I write to make sense out of senselessness.
I write knowing I will be killed by my own words, stabbed by critics, crucified by both misunderstanding and understanding.
I write for the haters, the lovers, the lonely, the brokenhearted and the dreamers.
I write because one day someone will tell me that my emotions were not a waste of time.
I write because God loves stories.
I write because one day I will be gone, but what I believed and felt will live on.”
― Shannon L. Alder

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