Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I found some interesting quotes that I liked. I hope you like them too:

Never stop trying. A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
- Richard Bach

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Sometimes you need to actively seek your sources of inspiration.
- Jack London

Show, don't tell. Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
- Anton Chekhov

Keep your writing interesting. The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.
- Samuel Johnson

Follow your instincts and do what you feel you must. A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
- Maya Angelou

Let success happen in its own time. Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won't come out while you're watching.
- Tennessee Williams

Keep on writing....


  1. I particularly like the first and last ones, Diane.

  2. I think the Chekhov one is my favourite, but I love them all!

  3. Hi Gail and Teresa. Thank you both for leaving a comment. I was reading heaps of quotes yesterday and told myself to pick the six that I liked best. Thanks again for coming over to my blog x

  4. I have a little book of quotes which I've collected over the years. It's a good idea because, when you feel low, there's all that inspiration to hand.
    Thanks for yours.

  5. You're welcome Lynne, and thank you for leaving a comment. Yeah, the quotes did give me a bit of a lift. I'm hanging for a short story acceptance - now that would give me a huge lift :-)

  6. I love quotes, Diane, and have been collecting them for years so thank you for posting these - there were a couple I hadn't read before.

    One I've used on my website is: "If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin."
    Ivan Turgenev

  7. Hello Rosemary :-) Oh I do like your quote! Thanks for that x