Writing in all its forms is a fantastic way to cultivate self-expression, build communication, and spark creativity.

Whether you find that inspiration comes to you right away or takes a little coaxing instead, it sometimes helps to look to writers who have come before you for encouragement.

That’s why we’ve collected a few of our favourite quotes from authors who know a thing or two about the craft of writing.

Write drunk, edit sober.

– Ernest Hemingway

Writers live twice.

– Natalie Goldberg

Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.

– Ayn Rand

There is no greater power on this earth than story.

– Libba Bray

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

– C.S. Lewis

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

– Oscar Wilde

Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.

– Lisa See

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.

– Stephen King

A writer is a world trapped in a person.

– Victor Hugo

Every writer I know has trouble writing.

– Joseph Heller



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