Ten inspirational quotes by writers for writers

Rebecca Whitney, author of The Liar's Chair, picks her favourite quotes to inspire the writer inside of you.

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Rebecca Whitney, author of The Liar's Chairpicks her favourite quotes to inspire the writer inside of you.

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‘A word after a word after a word is power’
Margaret Atwood

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‘Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.’
Isabel Allende

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‘Don't get it right, get it written.’
James Thurber

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‘We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.’
Anais Nin

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‘If you find yourself asking yourself (and friends), 'Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?' chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.’
Steven Pressfield

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‘Write hard and clear what hurts’
Ernest Hemmingway

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‘I shall live badly if I do not write, I shall write badly if I do not live.’
Francoise Sagan

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‘To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.’
Joseph Chilton Pearce

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‘Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.’
Chuck Close

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‘Surely all art is the result of one's having being in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, to where no one can go any further’
Rainer Maria Rilke

The Liar's Chair

by Rebecca Whitney

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