Writing Quotes

“I feel at various times in my life that I’ve been at a point where I had to choose between a death sentence and a life sentence. And I want to live. What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? And the answer is always creativity. The answer is always art.”
~ Jodie Foster

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”
~ Leo Burnett

“But out of limitations comes creativity.”
~ Debbie Allen

"Successful people never choose short-term comfort over long-term benefit."
~ Jim Rohn

"You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream."
~ C.S. Lewis

"The start is what stops most people."
~ Don Shula

"The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine."
~ Mike Murdock

"Just start. Don't worry that you don't have all the answers yet."
~ Alli Webb

"The only thing in your control is your effort. That's all and that's everything."
~ Mark Cuban

"The whole world could believe in you, but if YOU don't believe in you, it all means nothing."
~ Brian Tracy

"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind."
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

"You reach a point where you don't work for money."
~ Walt Disney

"New businesses take A LOT of time and effort to grow, but you still need to find time for your family and to take care of yourself. How do you get it all done? Create a SCHEDULE. Stick to it and remind yourself that you won’t get far if you don’t find a work-life balance!."
~ T Harv Eker

"Failing is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night."
~ Zig Ziglar

"Don't stop until you're proud of what you've accomplished."
~ Brian Tracy

"There are no unreasonable goals, only unreasonable deadlines"
~ Brian Tracy

"People romanticize their plan but dread the execution. The magic you are looking for is in the work you are avoiding."
~ Author unknown

"If you don't have time to do it right, what makes you think you'll have time to do it over?"
~ Seth Godin

"Lack of time is actually lack of priorities."
~ Tim Ferriss

"You don't get what you wish for, you get what you work for."
~ Brian Tracy

"The key to success is to start before you are ready."
~ Marie Forleo

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
~ Walt Disney

"99% commitment is like no commitment...it’s 100% or nothing."
~ T Harv Eker

"It's always too early to quit."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"The only way to learn to write is to write and write and write and write, and write and write and write."
~ Albert Hubbard, one of the most prolific writers in American history.

"Dream big, work hard and make your dreams a reality."
~ Brian Tracy

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
~ Mark Twain

"Work while others are wishing."
~ Thomas A. Edison

"Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently."
~ Marie Forleo

Previous Writing Quotes

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
~ Steve Jobs

"The start is what stops most people."
~ Don Shula

"Either I will find a way, or I will make one."
~ Philip Sidney

"Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless."
~ Gary Vaynerchuck

"Your playing small doesn't serve the world."
~ Marianne Williamson

"Simplicity is the key to brilliance."
~ Bruce Lee

"Ideas are the beginning of all achievement."
~ Bruce Lee

People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it."
~ George Bernhard Shaw

"There's a word for a writer who never gives up – Published."
~ Joe Konrath

"Generate leads with information about solving problems, not information about the product itself."
~ Perry Marshall

"There's no problem for which a great sales letter can't be the solution."
~ Gary Halbert

"Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.
~ Jim Rohn

"The way to get things done is to stop saying 'later' as in 'I'll do it later'. 'Later' is just another word for 'never'."
~ Ruth Barringham

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."
~ Aristotle

"Fiction and non-fiction are only different techniques of story telling."
~ Arundhati Roy

"Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy."
~ Tchaikovsky

"Starve your distraction, feed your focus."
~ David Coleman

"The difference... between the person who says he 'wishes to be a writer' and the person who says he 'wishes to write'... the former desires to be pointed out at cocktail parties, the latter is prepared for the long solitary hours at a desk."
~ John Mortimer

"Get lost in the activities you love. If something brings you joy, immerse yourself in it fully."
~ Daily Zen

"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep."
~ Rumi

"Follow your heart but take your brain with you."
~ Alfred Adler

"When your goals inspire you, when you believe and act on them, you will accomplish them."
~ Jim Rohn

"Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can."
~ Lowell Thomas

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.""
~Zig Zaglar

"Make haste slowly."
~ Milarepa

"Find the key emotion, this may be all you need know to find your short story."
~ F Scott Fitzgerald

"Wherever you are, be there. When you work, work. When you play, play. Don't mix the two."
~ Jim Rohn

"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book."
~ Jane Smiley

"It's not my brain that's writing the book, it's these hands of mine."
~ Madeleine L'Engle

"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
~ Henry Ford

"The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
~ Herbert Kaufman

"Play on people's need to believe to create a cult-like following."
~ 48 Laws of Power

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