Quotes for Writer's

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live." 
Joan Didion 

"Words are things. And the smallest drops of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions of people think." 
Lord George Gordon Byron

"Don't ask me about being a writer. If when you wake up in the morning, you can think of nothing but writing, then you're a writer." 
Rainer Maria Rilke

"The worst part is, writing is like Dementors. You can't give it the old one-two. Take a minute to step out of the ring, accept some chocolate from Lupin, and clear your head. Seriously, eat the chocolate. It isn't poisoned." 
My Writer Friend: Annie of annie's musings

"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." 
E.L. Doctorow

"Becoming the reader is the essence of becoming a writer."
John O'Hara

"Read a lot, finding out what kind of writing turns you on, in order to develop a criterion for your own writing. And then trust it--and yourself."
Rosemary Daniell

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader."
Robert Frost

"An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself." 
Charles Dickens

"We do not need more Christian writers. We need more good writers who are Christian."
C.S. Lewis

...on writing...
"You are unsure, as any good writer should be on the verge of stepping into storyland. When a writer is sure, spontaneity is squelched, dreaming abandoned, the life of the story exchanged for a shadow."
My Writer Friend: Rachelle of Inspiring Daring


  1. I love the quotes and pictures from this post!!!!!!

  2. I love all these quotes! I am so honored and absolutely floored that you count my words to be among these most famous writers.

  3. I felt this strange urging to visit "Daughter of the King" today. Imagine my dispay when I couldn't find it among the blogs that I follow in my reader. Immediately amended that upon arriving here.

    I adore your new design. Especially the feathery-theme. :) I *still* think about that devo you wrote for She Speaks and generously let me read.

    My jaw dropped open when I saw that you had quoted little old me! My word! (Literally, lol). I echo Annie above. Honored. Floored. Blessed.

  4. My sister is a writer.. I will have to pass these on to her!!!


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