10 of the Best Quotes on Writing

10 best quotes on writingInspirational Writing Quotes You’ve Probably Never Heard

Readers+Writers Journal loves quotes from authors. Quotes about writing, quotes about reading, quotes about the power of words. For the last year, we’ve shared some of our favorite quotes on our blog, on our Pinterest page and on Instagram. We have come across some amazingly moving and motivational quotes as we scoured books and the internet for quotations, and collected ten little-known quotes here. Ten of the most inspiring quotes about writing, reading, books, and the magic of words:

  1. “Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.”

    – Thomas Berger

  2. “Every word written is a victory against death.”

    -Michel Butor

  3. “No one is able to enjoy such feast than the one who throws a party in his own mind.”

    – Selma Lagerlöf

  4. “An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along; he must offer some little opposition.”

    -Evelyn Waugh

  5. “Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.”

    – Jules Renard

  6. “In fiction I think we should have no agenda but to tell the truth.”

    – Wallace Stegner

  7. “The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it.”

    – Leo Rosten

  8. “Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.”

     – Jesse Stuart

  9. “There should be a point where you say, the way you would with a child, this isn’t mine anymore.”

    – Alice Munro

  10. “A real book is not one that’s read, but one that reads us.”

     – W.H. Auden

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