20 Inspirational Quotes for Weekend Writers

The weekends always pose for me such incredible distractions. Still, I do enjoy writing through Saturday and Sunday. And, in an effort this final weekend in March, to fling myself, pen in-hand and story at the tip of my brain, I’ve charted down 20 inspirational quotes for weekend writers. Maybe these inspirational quotes will move you to write this weekend or maybe they will move you at some other time in the future. However they effect you, I wish you well and honor your efforts.

  1. “If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.” ~Simone Weil
  2. “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” ~Victoria Holt
  3. “The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves, they find their own order… the continuous thread of revelation.” ~Eudora Welty
  4. “Advice to young writers? Always the same advice: learn to trust your own judgment, learn inner independence, learn to trust that time will sort the good from the bad.” ~Doris Lessing
  5. “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” ~Helen Keller
  6. “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ~Emile Zola
  7. “A child’s attitude toward everything is an artist’s attitude.” ~Willa Cather
  8. “To be great, art has to point somewhere.” ~Anne Lamott
  9. “The kind of imagination I use in writing–when I try to lose control of consciousness–works very much like dreams.” ~Amy Tan
  10. “Much of my writing is energized by unresolved memories–something like ghosts in the psychological sense.” ~Joyce Carol Oates
  11. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou
  12. “You may choose your word like a connoisseur, and polish it up with art, but the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, is the word that comes from the heart.” ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  13. “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means, what I want and what I fear.” ~Joan Didion
  14. “The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say but what we are unable to say.” ~Anais Nin
  15. “I know I’m a writer because it meets my three tests: When I’m writing, I never feel like I ought to do something else. It’s a source of satisfaction and occasionally pride. It’s terrifying.” ~Gloria Steinem
  16. “Two wrongs make me write.” ~Robin Garrett
  17. “Writing about people helps us to understand them, and understanding them helps us to accept them as part of ourselves.” ~Alice Walker
  18. “The stories we tell about ourselves accumulate into a sense of self, an identity, the most personal of mythologies.” ~Jo Salas
  19. “I am just going to write because I cannot help it.” ~Charlotte Bronte
  20. “Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.” ~Emily Dickinson

I write novels. The Last Maharajan will be out by the end of April 2015.

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