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

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

“Write what should not be forgotten.” – Isabel Allende

“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.” – Aristotle

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.” – Joss Whedon

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

“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” – Anne Frank

“The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.” – Jules Renard

“Writing is the painting of the voice.” – Voltaire

“You fail only if you stop writing.” – Ray Bradbury

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

“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” – Natalie Goldberg GRIEF DOESN T GO AWAY QUOTES

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

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” – Saul Bellow

“Writing is its own reward.” – Henry Miller

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

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” – Gloria Steinem

“Writing is the supreme solace.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” – Richard Bach

“Writing is a struggle against silence.” – Carlos Fuentes

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” – Ernest Hemingway

“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, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” – Graham Greene