Feb 27, 2015

Words of Wisdom for Writers

Just a few quotes I gathered from goodreads.com:

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

― Madeleine L’engle

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”

― Toni Morrison

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

― Louis Lamour

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”

― Philip Jose Farmer

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”

―William H. Gass

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

― John Steinbeck

“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.”

― Willa Cather

Which of these quotes do you like the most and why?

~Eliza Noel


  1. My favorite quote is probably the one from Willa Cather; I've noticed that I've always been interested in telling basically the same type of stories--my writing style changes and (hopefully) gets better, but the inspirations behind my stories don't.

  2. Hey! Visiting from the GTW's link-up.
    Oh, yes! I like looking up quotes from Goodreads! There are so many amazing quotes on there. :) I like most of them; I'm not sure I can pick a favorite. Thank you for sharing!