Writerly Wisdom

Today, a gathering of writerly wisdom to inspire and encourage us today:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.”   Marcel Proust

“The advice I like to give young artists, or realy anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show us and get to work.”   Chuck Close

“The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.   Flannery O’Connor

“I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgmet and to say in his heart of hearts, ‘To hell with you.'”   Saul Bellow

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”   Barbara Kingsolver

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.   Ray Bradbury

“Now is the time to write. Let your story flow effortlessly onto the page, All you have to do is… Pick up your pen and start.”   Mark David Gerson

“It is amazing how much support, encouragement and direction a book or good story can give you when the rest of your life’s not going too well.  Amelia Diaz, Metamorphosis: The Girl with no Face

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

“It is good to have an end to journey to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”   Ursula K. Le Guin

And now, emboldened and energized, let’s all write on.

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/



About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply