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Inspiration: Quotes for Find to 50 Writers Where

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Writing Quotes: Writing Author Inspirational Famous on Quotes

  • Find the source type that you used to find the quotation to see examples.
  • Common knowledge is:

    • Things like folklore, common sense observations, myths, urban legends, and historical events.
    • Usually not a famous quote.
    • Common knowledge example: George Washington was the first President of the United States.
    • Common knowledge does not have to be cited on the References page.
    • For more information on what is or is not considered common knowledge, read Is it plagiarism yet?

    To be safest, you should cite any famous quote and where you obtained it.

    Such tiny, perfect revelations.

    A couple of years ago, I posted a portion of this list on my old WD blog (around the same time we ran a great quote feature on 90 tips from bestselling authors in the magazine). Recently, someone asked if I was still collecting quotes.

    Here’s the latest iteration of the list. (I’d love to expand it, too—please share some of your favourites in the Comments section of this blog post.)

    Happy Friday, and happy writing.

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    “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.


    —Enid Bagnold

    “To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”
    —Allen Ginsberg, WD

    “Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”
    —William S. Burroughs

    “All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.”
    —Steve Almond, WD

    “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.


    —Hunter S. Thompson

    “When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”
    —George Orwell

    “I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.”
    —Roald Dahl, WD

    “The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.”
    —Robert Benchley

    “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.


    —Stephen King, WD (this quote is from an interview with King in our May/June 2009 issue)

    “If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”
    —Peter Handke

    “To defend what you’ve written is a sign that you are alive.”
    —William Zinsser, WD

    “If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.”
    —William Faulkner

    “For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.”
    —Catherine Drinker Bowen

    “Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head.

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