Being good with languages and words is not enough, it seems. Writing is a skill not everyone can possess.

Fortunately, famous writers have that outstanding ability to spark the fire in every single one of us. They never die. They touch our hearts and live forever there.

If you consider yourself an aspiring writer and need instant motivation to continue giving your all, check these famous quotes that will brighten up your day.

  1. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
    –Anaïs Nin
  2. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
    –Mark Twain
  3. “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
    –Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
  4. “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
    –Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing
  5. “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
    –Anne Frank
  6. “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
    –Franz Kafka
  7. “A word after a word after a word is power.”
    –Margaret Atwood
  8. “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”
    –Annie Proulx
  9. “Always be a poet, even in prose.”
    –Charles Baudelaire
  10. “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
    –Albert Camus
  11. “A writer is working when he’s staring out of the window.”
    –Burton Rascoe
  12. “Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”
    –Barbara Kingsolver
  13. “There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly: sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.”
    –Ernest Hemingway
  14. “As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”
    –Ernest Hemingway
  15. “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”
    –Thomas Jefferson

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