“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” – Margaret Atwood

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King

“Good writing is not a result of inspiration, but a product of hard work.” – Paulo Coelho

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” – Jules Renard

“Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – J.K. Rowling

“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.” – Meg Cabot

“Writing is both mask and unveiling.” – E.B. White

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” – William Wordsworth

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” – Anais Nin

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” – Thomas Mann

“Writing is like a journey you take alone. No one else may ever read your words, but they will forever be a part of your soul.” – A.J. McCarthy

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in a human situation.” – Graham Greene

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” – E.L. Doctorow

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” – Jodi Picoult

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” – Terry Pratchett

“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” – Natalie Goldberg

“Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.” – Don DeLillo

“Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” – E.B. White

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” – Mark Twain

“Writing is like giving yourself homework, really hard homework, every day, for the rest of your life. You want glamorous? Throw glitter at the computer screen.” – Katrina Monroe

“Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.” – Jules Renard

“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” – Robert Cormier

“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” – Joseph Heller

“Writing is the only way to make sense of this world, for both the writer and the reader.” – Khaled Hosseini