Sunday, November 10, 2013

Inspiration For Writers

Quotes inspire me, motivate me to keep on writing, sometimes even strike a nerve that ends up developing into a story, poem or finds its way in my books. Inspirational quotes for writers are specifically beautiful, more so when rejection slips arrive or the dreaded writer's block makes the continuation on a project hard if not impossible.

Today, I wanted to share some of these quotes. Maybe they will also inspire you.

"You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist."

- Isaac Asimov

"If you've FINISHED writing a novel you are amongst the elite!!! You ARE NOT A FAILURE IF YOU CANNOT LIVE OFF YOUR BOOKS. You only fail by NOT TRYING."

- Nadia Cornier

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

- Calvin Coolidge

“Creativity is an act of defiance.”

- Twyla Tharp

“The secret of it all is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood of the moment–to put things down without deliberation–without worrying about their style–without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I took the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote–wrote, wrote…By writing at the instant, the very heartbeat of life is caught.”

- Walt Whitman

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