Write Quotes

Quotes move me like few photos can. A picture is worth a thousand words and all that, but quotes make their point directly, clearly and succinctly. They can serve as a quick kick in the tail when you’re stuck or help you keep the momentum going.

The rest is up to you.

Quotes on Motivation
Quotes on Creativity
Quotes on Fear
Quotes on Writing
Quotes on Books

Quotes on Motivation

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
– Lao Tzu

You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
– Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

If you’re holding out for universal popularity, you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
– Sun Tzu

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
– Henry Ford

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
– Author Unknown

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Quotes on Fear

No passion so effectively robs the mind of its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
– Edmund Burke

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
– Anais Nin

Since no one is perfect, it stands to reason that all great deeds were accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished all the same.
Lois McMaster Bujold

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you can make one.
– Elbert Hubbard

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist is the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
– Alexandre Dumas, French Author

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
– Sylvia Plath

Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.
– Confucius

I can be a better me than anyone else can.
– Diana Ross

A person, who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.
– Albert Einstein

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Quotes on Creativity

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
– Joseph Chilton Pearce

Imagination means nothing without doing.
– Charlie Chaplin

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
– Maya Angelou

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
– Charles Dickens

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Quotes on Writing

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
– Ernest Hemingway

No passion is the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.
– H.G. Wells

Easy reading is damn hard writing.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

When something can be read without great effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
– Enrique Jardiel Poneda

The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing dishes.
– Agatha Christie

It is impossible to discourage real writers — they don’t give a damn what you say; they’re going to write.
– Sinclair Lewis

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
– Christopher Hampton

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Quotes on Books

If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time to or tools to write.
– Stephen King

The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
– Dr. Seuss

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
– Henry Ward Beecher

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