Writers Motivational Quotes

We've searched our database for all the quotes and captions related to Writers Motivational. Here they are! All 100 of them:

β€œ
It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.
”
”
Sinclair Lewis
β€œ
You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.
”
”
Louise L. Hay
β€œ
I want my life to be the greatest story. My very existence will be the greatest poem. Watch me burn. Love always, Charlotte
”
”
Charlotte Eriksson (Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps)
β€œ
All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
”
”
George Orwell
β€œ
How to win in life: 1 work hard 2 complain less 3 listen more 4 try, learn, grow 5 don't let people tell you it cant be done 6 make no excuses
”
”
Germany Kent
β€œ
Then came the healing time, hearts started to shine, soul felt so fine, oh what a freeing time it was.
”
”
Aberjhani (Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player)
β€œ
Writer’s block results from too much head. Cut off your head. Pegasus, poetry, was born of Medusa when her head was cut off. You have to be reckless when writing. Be as crazy as your conscience allows.
”
”
Joseph Campbell (A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living)
β€œ
Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Live your life in such a way that you'll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.
”
”
Germany Kent
β€œ
You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Writers have influenced thoughts, principals, viewpoints and experiences throughout history. A talented writer’s pen is anointed with magic!
”
”
C. Toni Graham
β€œ
Writers create impressions that inspire, stir emotions, evoke questions and sprinkle seeds of awe.
”
”
C. Toni Graham
β€œ
All worries are less with wine.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Advice to my younger self: 1 Start where you are with what you have 2 Try not to hurt other people 3 Take more chances 4 If you fail, keep trying
”
”
Germany Kent
β€œ
You cannot free someone who is caged in their own self.
”
”
Anjum Choudhary (Souled Out)
β€œ
All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. For all one knows that demon is simply the same instinct that makes a baby squall for attention. And yet it is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.
”
”
George Orwell (Why I Write)
β€œ
A mother gives you a life, a mother-in-law gives you her life.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Great losses are great lessons.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Take care of your costume and your confidence will take care of itself.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Those who don't value their words, will never value your wishes.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Being a writer is 1% inspiration, 50% perspiration and 49% explaining you're not a millionaire like J.K.Rowling.
”
”
Gabrielle Tozer
β€œ
Keep writing, dreaming and creating. There are no boundaries to your imagination. Writers are gifts to the world.
”
”
C. Toni Graham
β€œ
And this is what being an artist means, being a poet? To sacrifice yourself for your art, sacrifice your heart for your art, because it’s only through something broken that something beautiful can grow.
”
”
Charlotte Eriksson (Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps)
β€œ
Anger gets you into trouble, ego keeps you in trouble.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Sometimes in life confusion tends to arise and only dialogue of dance seems to make sense.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Be a worthy worker and work will come.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Take me to your darkest corners and watch your demons surrender to mine..
”
”
Anjum Choudhary (Souled Out)
β€œ
I prefer to be on the side of losers, the misunderstood or lonely people rather than writing about the strong and powerful.
”
”
NΓΊria AΓ±Γ³
β€œ
The true writer, the born writer, will scribble words on scraps of litter, the back of a bus tickets, on the wall of a cell.
”
”
David Nicholls (One Day)
β€œ
Free time is a terrible thing to waste. Read a book.
”
”
E.A. Bucchianeri
β€œ
Dance less in motion and more in spirit; awaken the dreamer within.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Destruction wasn't when you chose to destroy me. It was when i let you.
”
”
Anjum Choudhary (Souled Out)
β€œ
you don't have to be great to get started but you have to to get started to be great
”
”
Les Brown
β€œ
Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Caution not spirit, let it roam wild; for in that natural state dance embraces divine frequency.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
This history of culture will explain to us the motives, the conditions of life, and the thought of the writer or reformer.
”
”
Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)
β€œ
Hunger gives flavour to the food.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Good advice is not often served in our favorite flavor.
”
”
Tim Fargo
β€œ
Dance as the narration of a magical story; that recites on lips, illuminates imaginations and embraces the most sacred depths of souls.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
If movements were a spark every dancer would desire to light up in flames.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Master the art of selflove and you will never have to seek validation ever again.
”
”
Anjum Choudhary (Souled Out)
β€œ
Music shouldn't be just a tune, it should be a touch.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Some writers, notably Anton Chekov, argue that all characters must be admirable, because once we've looked at anyone deeply enough and understood their motivation we must identify with them rather than judge them.
”
”
Scarlett Thomas (Monkeys with Typewriters: How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories)
β€œ
I was lost for too long but when i found you, i could feel it in my bones. You were my home.
”
”
Anjum Choudhary (Souled Out)
β€œ
When all seems to be against you, remember, a ship sometimes has to sail against the current, not with it.
”
”
Matshona Dhliwayo
β€œ
Embrace who you are and your divine purpose. Identify the barriers in your life, and develop discipline, courage and the strength to permanently move beyond them, and keep moving forward.
”
”
Germany Kent
β€œ
If spirit is the seed, dance is the water of its evolution.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Dance is the timeless interpretation of life.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
It's okay darling, creative people are called crazy all the time.
”
”
Anjum Choudhary (Souled Out)
β€œ
Walk free from the long shadows cast by small people.
”
”
Fennel Hudson (A Writer's Year: Fennel's Journal No. 3)
β€œ
I have hope in who I am becoming. I have belief in every scar and disgraceful word I have ever spoken or been told because it is still teaching me and I have hope in who I am becoming. They say it takes 756 days to run to someone you love and they also say that the only romance worth fighting for is the one with yourself and I know by now that they say a lot of things, people talking everywhere without saying a word, but if it took me all those years to learn myself or teach myself how to look into the mirror without breaking it I know for a fact that it was a fight worth fighting. I stood up for my own head and so did my heart and we are coming to terms with ourselves. Shaking hands, saying ”let’s make this work for we have places to go and people to see and we will need each other” So I have hope in who I am becoming. It’s July and I have hope in who I am becoming.
”
”
Charlotte Eriksson
β€œ
Read different to think differently; world is already into rat race.
”
”
Aman Jassal (Rainbow - the shades of love)
β€œ
I dont write books so that you can be fascinated with me. I write them so you can be fascinated with YOU!
”
”
Steve Maraboli (Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience)
β€œ
If you opened the dictionary and searched for the meaning of a Goddess, you would find the reflection of a dancing lady.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Arrogant men with knowledge make more noise from their mouth than making a sense from their mind.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Respect cannot be inherited, respect is the result of right actions.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Show me a person who found love in his life and did not celebrate it with a dance.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Don't be indifferent about any random idea that occurs to you, because each and every idea is for a particular purpose. it may not be beneficial to you, but can be what others are craving for
”
”
Michael Bassey Johnson
β€œ
I am no one's to be claimed, I belong to me.
”
”
Anjum Choudhary (Souled Out)
β€œ
Don't breathe to survive; dance and feel alive.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
In your name, the family name is at last because it's the family name that lasts.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
The decision is your own voice, an opinion is the echo of someone else's voice.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Some people when they see cheese, chocolate or cake they don't think of calories.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
It was a very ordinary day, the day I realised that my becoming is my life and my home and that I don't have to do anything but trust the process, trust my story and enjoy the journey. It doesn't really matter who I've become by the finish line, the important things are the changes from this morning to when I fall asleep again, and how they happened, and who they happened with. An hour watching the stars, a coffee in the morning with someone beautiful, intelligent conversations at 5am while sharing the last cigarette. Taking trains to nowhere, walking hand in hand through foreign cities with someone you love. Oceans and poetry. It was all very ordinary until my identity appeared, until my body and mind became one being. The day I saw the flowers and learned how to turn my daily struggles into the most extraordinary moments. Moments worth writing about. For so long I let my life slip through my fingers, like water. I'm holding on to it now, and I'm not letting go.
”
”
Charlotte Eriksson (Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps)
β€œ
Life is an affair of mystery; shared with companions of music, dance and poetry.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Mixing old wine with new wine is stupidity, but mixing old wisdom with new wisdom is maturity.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Marriage is not kick-boxing, it's salsa dancing.
”
”
Amit Kalantri
β€œ
Dance to inspire, dance to freedom, life is about experiences so dance and let yourself become free.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Music does not need language of words for it has movements of dance to do its translation.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Being passionate about something is the most beautiful characteristic you can develop.
”
”
Charlotte Eriksson
β€œ
GIVING - Applied tithing is so rewarding. When you give away your time, talent, and treasures you create a huge shift in your prosperity consciousness. So start where you are as you reach for where it is you want to be.
”
”
Lisa Washington
β€œ
You might say β€œno, you will never do that, that’s not you, not who I know, not who I thought you were”, and I will say "watch me".
”
”
Charlotte Eriksson
β€œ
Through synergy of intellect, artistry and grace came into existence the blessing of a dancer.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
Health is hearty, health is harmony, health is happiness.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
DANCE – Defeat All Negativity (via) Creative Expression.
”
”
Shah Asad Rizvi
β€œ
During your struggle society is not a bunch of flowers, it is a bunch of cactus.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
If you can't impress them with your argument, impress them with your actions.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Admire the efforts of a failure like you admire the beauty of a sunset.
”
”
Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
β€œ
Do not compromise on the quality and your customers will not negotiate on the price.
”
”
Amit Kalantri
β€œ
People regret not achieving enough success in life, they should regret missing many opportunities in life.
”
”
Amit Kalantri
β€œ
The primary urge that motivates and engenders writing...is the writer's desire to invent and tell a story, and to know himself. But the more I write, the more I feel the force of the other urge, which collaborates with and completes the first one: the desire to know the Other from within him. To feel what it means to be another person. To be able to touch, if only for a moment, the blaze that burns within another human being.
”
”
David Grossman
β€œ
Talent isn't enough. You need motivation-and persistence, too: what Steinbeck called a blend of faith and arrogance. When you're young, plain old poverty can be enough, along with an insatiable hunger for recognition. You have to have that feeling of "I'll show them." If you don't have it, don't become a writer
”
”
Leon Uris
β€œ
The child destined to be a writer is vulnerable to every wind that blows. Now warm, now chill, next joyous, then despairing, the essence of his nature is to escape the atmosphere about him, no matter how stable, even loving. No ties, no binding chains, save those he forges for himself. Or so he thinks. But escape can be delusion, and what he is running from is not the enclosing world and its inhabitants, but his own inadequate self that fears to meet the demands which life makes upon it. Therefore create. Act God. Fashion men and women as Prometheus fashioned them from clay, and, by doing this, work out the unconscious strife within and be reconciled. While in others, imbued with a desire to mold, to instruct, to spread a message that will inspire the reader and so change his world, though the motive may be humane and even noble--many great works have done just this--the source is the same dissatisfaction, a yearning to escape.
”
”
Daphne du Maurier (The Loving Spirit)
β€œ
...most writers, and most other artists, too, are primarily motivated in their desperate vocation by a desire to find and to separate truth from the complex of lies and evasions they live in, and I think that this impulse is what makes their work not so much a profession as a vocation, a true calling.
”
”
Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire)
β€œ
I could crawl inside the lyrics and know each note intimately. They would claw at my soul, until I could no longer fight the emotions that took me to a place I couldn't experience. But, it was the possibility that made every verse a heart filled prediction and every beat a direction to follow.
”
”
Shannon L. Alder
β€œ
... because one day, maybe one day, if I learned how to write clear enough, sing loud enough, be strong enough, I could explain myself in a way that made sense and then maybe one day, one day, someone out there would hear and recognise her or himself and I could let them know that they are not alone. Just like that song I had on repeat for several nights as I walked lonely on empty streets, let me know that I was not alone and that’s how it starts.
”
”
Charlotte Eriksson
β€œ
I do not think one can assess a writer’s motives without knowing something of his early development. His subject matter will be determined by the age he lives in ... but before he ever begins to write he will have acquired an emotional attitude from which he will never completely escape.
”
”
George Orwell
β€œ
I do not think one can assess a writer's motives without knowing something of his early development. His subject matter will be determined by the age he lives in... but before he ever begins to write he will have acquired an emotional attitude from which he will never completely escape. It is his job, no doubt, to discipline his temperament and avoid getting stuck at some immature stage, in some perverse mood; but if he escapes from his early influences altogether, he will have killed his impulse to write.
”
”
George Orwell (Why I Write)
β€œ
I can’t speak for other writers, but I write to create something that is better than myself, I think that’s the deepest motivation, and it is so because I’m full of self-loathing and shame. Writing doesn’t make me a better person, nor a wiser and happier one, but the writing, the text, the novel, is a creation of something outside of the self, an object, kind of neutralized by the objectivity of literature and form; the temper, the voice, the style; all in it is carefully constructed and controlled. This is writing for me: a cold hand on a warm forehead.
”
”
Karl Ove KnausgΓ₯rd
β€œ
Aesthetic enthusiasm. Perception of beauty in the external world, or, on the other hand, in words and their right arrangement. Pleasure in the impact of one sound on another, in the firmness of good prose or the rhythm of a good story. Desire to share an experience which one feels is valuable and ought not to be missed. The aesthetic motive is very feeble in a lot of writers, but even a pamphleteer or writer of textbooks will have pet words and phrases which appeal to him for non-utilitarian reasons; or he may feel strongly about typography, width of margins, etc. Above the level of a railway guide, no book is quite free from aesthetic considerations.
”
”
George Orwell (Why I Write)
β€œ
We are all beautiful instruments of God. He created many notes in music so that we would not be stuck playing the same song. Be music always. Keep changing the keys, tones, pitch, and volume of each of the songs you create along your journey and play on. Nobody will ever reach ultimate perfection in this lifetime, but trying to achieve it is a full-time job. Start now and don't stop. Make your book of life a musical. Never abandon obligations, but have fun leaving behind a colorful legacy. Never allow anybody to be the composer of your own destiny. Take control of your life, and never allow limitations implanted by society, tell you how your music is supposed to sound β€” or how your book is supposed to be written.
”
”
Suzy Kassem (Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem)
β€œ
Excerpt from Ursula K Le Guin's speech at National Book Awards Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom – poets, visionaries – realists of a larger reality. Right now, we need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. Developing written material to suit sales strategies in order to maximise corporate profit and advertising revenue is not the same thing as responsible book publishing or authorship. Yet I see sales departments given control over editorial. I see my own publishers, in a silly panic of ignorance and greed, charging public libraries for an e-book six or seven times more than they charge customers. We just saw a profiteer try to punish a publisher for disobedience, and writers threatened by corporate fatwa. And I see a lot of us, the producers, who write the books and make the books, accepting this – letting commodity profiteers sell us like deodorant, and tell us what to publish, what to write. Books aren’t just commodities; the profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words. I’ve had a long career as a writer, and a good one, in good company. Here at the end of it, I don’t want to watch American literature get sold down the river. We who live by writing and publishing want and should demand our fair share of the proceeds; but the name of our beautiful reward isn’t profit. Its name is freedom.
”
”
Ursula K. Le Guin
β€œ
Some years ago, I was lucky enough invited to a gathering of great and good people: artists and scientists, writers and discoverers of things. And I felt that at any moment they would realise that I didn’t qualify to be there, among these people who had really done things. On my second or third night there, I was standing at the back of the hall, while a musical entertainment happened, and I started talking to a very nice, polite, elderly gentleman about several things, including our shared first name. And then he pointed to the hall of people, and said words to the effect of, β€œI just look at all these people, and I think, what the heck am I doing here? They’ve made amazing things. I just went where I was sent.” And I said, β€œYes. But you were the first man on the moon. I think that counts for something.” And I felt a bit better. Because if Neil Armstrong felt like an imposter, maybe everyone did. Maybe there weren’t any grown-ups, only people who had worked hard and also got lucky and were slightly out of their depth, all of us doing the best job we could, which is all we can really hope for.
”
”
Neil Gaiman
β€œ
I think hard times are coming, when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies, to other ways of being. And even imagine some real grounds for hope. We will need writers who can remember freedom: poets, visionariesβ€”the realists of a larger reality. Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. The profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable; so did the divine right of kings. … Power can be resisted and changed by human beings; resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our artβ€”the art of words. I’ve had a long career and a good one, in good company, and here, at the end of it, I really don’t want to watch American literature get sold down the river. … The name of our beautiful reward is not profit. Its name is freedom.
”
”
Ursula K. Le Guin
β€œ
When I was a boy of seven or eight I read a novel untitled "Abafi" β€” The Son of Aba β€” a Servian translation from the Hungarian of Josika, a writer of renown. The lessons it teaches are much like those of "Ben Hur," and in this respect it might be viewed as anticipatory of the work of Wallace. The possibilities of will-power and self-control appealed tremendously to my vivid imagination, and I began to discipline myself. Had I a sweet cake or a juicy apple which I was dying to eat I would give it to another boy and go through the tortures of Tantalus, pained but satisfied. Had I some difficult task before me which was exhausting I would attack it again and again until it was done. So I practiced day by day from morning till night. At first it called for a vigorous mental effort directed against disposition and desire, but as years went by the conflict lessened and finally my will and wish became identical.
”
”
Nikola Tesla