My Favorite Writing Quotes

If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write. — Martin Luther

As a writer you try to listen to what others aren’t saying and write about the silence. — N.R. Hart

Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. — Franz Kafka

To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard. — Allen Ginsburg

A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world. — Susan Sontag

But when people say, Did you always want to be a writer? I have to say no! I always was a writer. — Ursula Le Guin

For once the disease of reading has laid hold upon the system it weakens it so that it falls an easy prey to that other scourge which dwells in the ink pot and festers in the quill. The wretch takes to writing. — Virginia Woolf

This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy and that hard. — Neil Gaiman

I need solitude for my writing. Not like a hermit — that wouldn’t be enough — but like a dead man. — Franz Kafka