10 Freaking Fantastic Quotes About Writing

It’s that time again! Here are some stellar writing quotes for your repertoire. Feel free to use and share these images. 


Tweet: Writing is both mask and unveiling. ~E.B. White via @Write_Tomorrow

Writing did not save my life… but it has continued to do what it always has done: it makes my life a brighter and more pleasant place.
Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy…. Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink.
Drink and be filled up. ~Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, 2000


Tweet: Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. ~Franz Kafka
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Tweet: Loafing is the most productive part of a writer’s life. ~James Norman Hall @via Write_Tomorrow


The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax. ~Alfred Kazin

Tweet: The true writer has nothing to say. What counts is the way he says it. ~Alain Robbe-Grillet
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Do you know what I was smiling at? You wrote down that you were a writer by profession. It sounded to me like the loveliest euphemism I had ever heard. When was writing ever your profession? It’s never been anything but your religion. Never. I’m a little overexcited now. Since it is your religion, do you know what you will be asked when you die? But let me tell you first what you won’t be asked. You won’t be asked if you were working on a wonderful, moving piece of writing when you died. You won’t be asked if it was long or short, sad or funny, published or unpublished. You won’t be asked if you were in good or bad form while you were working on it. You won’t even be asked if it was the one piece of writing you would have been working on if you had known your time would be up when it was finished—I think only poor Soren K. will get asked that. I’m so sure you’ll only get asked two questions. Were most of your stars out? Were you busy writing your heart out? If only you knew how easy it would be for you to say yes to both questions.
~J.D. Salinger