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Quotes About Writers

Updated on January 15, 2017
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Hubpages writer StricktlyDating is an Australian writer creating pages of original funny quotes and status updates.

Witty and funny quotes about being a writer, an author, or poet.


Quotes About Writers:

  • I can and do proudly over-romanticize. After all, I am a poet.
  • Don't write everything down. Keep some thoughts for yourself.
  • Writers block is when the voices in your head stop talking to you.
  • The worst thing you write is better than the best thing you don't write.
  • Better write for yourself and have no public than write for the public and have no self.
  • Talking about writing won't get a book written, you've got to write.
  • If you want to write emotionally, first be unemotional.
  • Growing up is over-rated. Just be an author.
  • A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
  • Writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on our memories.
  • The scariest moment is just before you start writing.
  • A good writer evokes sensations in the reader.
  • To be the kind of writer you want to be, you must first be the kind of thinker you want to be.
  • To survive I must tell stories.
  • If you want to be a writer you must read a lot and write a lot.
  • The secret to be coming a writer is to write and keep on writing.
  • Three words for writers: Make me care.
  • If the noun is good and the verb is strong you almost never need an adjective.
  • The quality of a writers life is written in his words.
  • There is no limit to the number of stories.
  • Writers often write about their imaginary friends.
  • Goals with writing are dreams with deadlines.
  • A one-page breakthrough can start an avalanche.
  • A writer is before anything else, a person who is passionate about language.
  • A writer is a dreamer by nature.
  • A good writer is one who has the ability to engage you.
  • Ask me how I feel about writing and I'll ask you how you feel about breathing.
  • The writers worst enemy is self-doubt.
  • When I want to read a novel, I write one.
  • If a book is well written I always find it too short.
  • Writing is not hard. You just sit at the computer and put one word after the other until it's done.
  • You have to write a book that wants to be written.
  • If the book you're writing is too difficult for grown-ups then maybe write it for children.
  • Writers write to influence their readers.
  • If you can quite, quit. If you can't you're a writer.
  • Just write. If it's good you'll find out. If it's not - throw it out and start again.
  • The greatest authors were great readers, and the ones who understood the books they read.
  • Treat all your secondary characters like they think the book is about them.
  • One of the things that draws writers to writing is that they can get things right in life that they got wrong before.
  • Writers block is only a failure of the ego.
  • Please do not annoy the writer he could put you in a story and destroy you!
  • Even easy reading is damn hard writing.
  • The best stories don't come from good v's bad but from good v's good.
  • You lay the words out and they dig a path for you to follow.
  • Writing is the most difficult and most rewarding job I ever had.
  • The greatest pleasure of writing is re-reading and feeling satisfied.
  • Writing is both talent and acquired skill.

  • I love how writing lets me pretend there was a happy ending.
  • Don't believe everything you read.
  • When I'm on a roll, I will write all night.
  • I've had disastrous relationships which left me with the most moving poems.
  • I write all of the things I'm too afraid to say out loud, and then I write some more.
  • I love how I can create my own fantasy world and share it with thousands! That's why I write.
  • I rush off to get some sleep when I see the sun's coming up. Because the hours regularly get lost while I'm writing.
  • Many emotions can be felt from a single sentence.
  • It feels right when I write.
  • Keep calm and write it down.
  • Keep calm and save your work as you go.
  • Keep calm, you can edit it later.
  • Keep calm, your readers will love it.
  • Keep calm, you'll find another word that rhymes.
  • Keep calm, your publisher will approve it.
  • Keep calm and use the spell checker.
  • I write to delight!

  • Authors make great pen-pals.
  • You risk a fierce reply if you make a complaint to a writer in writing.
  • Because I've already written it all down, I don't feel the need to say much about my feelings.
  • Every little thing I write tells you a little thing about me.
  • If I was a novelist I'd write a book showing you what would have happened if you made a different choice.
  • One paragraph can tell a whole life story when necessary.
  • All though a writer sits silently there's a party of thoughts within.
  • A profit from the arrangement of words on a page. How simple for a poet.
  • I am paid for sharing my imagination in text.
  • Writing. Because how else can you profit from sharing emotions?
  • You are right to Write, alright!
  • No matter how good a writer you are you always need to rely on the spell checker.
  • Every writer has some of their best work rejected.
  • There is nothing quite as romantic as poem that spills with love.
  • Take away my pen and I still have stories to tell.

  • I love the way other writers inspire me.
  • If it doesn't have impact - write it differently.
  • A good writer can make you LOL when you are sitting alone, or make you start crying your eyes out!
  • A writer can send a smile to your in box.
  • A writer takes you on an imaginary journey before they tell you what the outcome is.
  • A poem from an old flame is often all that's needed to re-ignite the fire.
  • Never under-estimate the power of putting it in writing.
  • Writing is designing with words.
  • Writers are better at putting emotions on paper than they are speaking the words.
  • Writing resolves heart-ache.
  • Writing resolves feelings.
  • Even a good writer can spend all day penning something that ultimately gets thrown in the trash.
  • Writing is a wonderful way to explore your feelings.
  • If it can't be said out loud, write it down.
  • A writer can profit from heart-ache and bad experiences.
  • There is no friend as loyal as a good book.
  • A poet puts the music in the words when there is no music playing.
  • At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
  • A writer can make words sparkle, dance or sting.
  • Let me live, love and say it well in good paragraphs!
  • Poetry is language at it's most powerful.
  • If my writing doesn't impress you, nothing will!
  • If I waited until I felt like writing I'd never write at all.
  • Don't be a 'Writer' be writing.
  • Good fiction's job is to comfort and disturb the comfortable.
  • No-one could ever tell your story better than you - So tell it yourself.

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    • stricktlydating profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Australia

      Thank you for your comment, happy to help inspire you here!

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      2 years ago

      I feel so inspired by this. I really want to be an author, and these really just...showed me that that's the way to go. Thank you soooo much, and bless ya.

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      4 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Gaddie and glad you could relate:)

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      Alex Gadd 

      4 years ago from Great Missenden

      I really enjoyed reading all the quotes given. I particularly liked the one about how talk doesn't get a book done, writing does. This I can agree with as many of us talk about writing book, etc but never get around it.

      Great hub.

    • ARUN KANTI profile image


      5 years ago from KOLKATA

      Thank you for sharing witty and funny quotes about writing and writers.

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      Nadine May 

      5 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Great post and my favorites are: A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - No matter how good a writer you are you always need to rely on the spell checker. - Every writer has some of their best work rejected. - Good fiction's job is to comfort and disturb the comfortable. Many thanks

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      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Hi Cool hub about writers , writing is away of expressing your emotions and getting it off your chest. Even if you have no readers the important thing is you have spewed it out its no longer haunting inside you . We all start off little before we can grow so the more we write is the more we will be able to better our skills, grammar etc. I never want to stop writing no matter how busy my life might become. Writing is my joy and takes up a big part of my life if i stop its like part of my life has been shut down.

      Thanks for sharing these quotes

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Great quotes. The one that sums it up for me is "Even easy reading is damn hard writing." Writing is never easy because of the many times we look at our work and think "that could have been written better." I think most writers of anything are rarely satisfied.

      Bookmarking for easy access if I need a quote for a piece.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      strictly this was clever.. yep very clever

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      6 years ago from DELHI/NCR

      A good and inspiring hub. Wish you earn more accolades.

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Great quotes... as usual, stricktlydating :-)

      For the longest time I had writers block (I think it came from comments made to me when I was a kid).... but I am getting better :-) A lot of your quotes bring an excellent message but for me those two are very appropriate : "Writers block is when the voices in your head stop talking to you"..... but I have to remember your other quote "The worst thing you write is better than the best thing you don't write".

      Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

      PS : thanks for the video with pictures in Hubpages :-)

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      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful quotes and I love most of them. Thanks for writing. VOTED UP :-)

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great quotes. I can relate to many of them.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Hard to pick a favorite. Such a good job!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I enjoyed these quotes for writers. I needed a comic relief. Will share and voted up!

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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible! stricktlydating so true these quotes got me thinking of us writers here and how deliver our truths. True and most informative, thanks for sharing such wonderfully thought of quotes.

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      Jennifer Vasquez 

      6 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      These quotes definitely put a smile on my face and are oh-so true!


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