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.

03/08/2015
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Rebecca Whitney, author of The Liar's Chairpicks her favourite quotes to inspire the writer inside of you.

Margaret Atwood quote.jpg

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


James Thurber quote.jpg

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


Anais Nin quote.jpg

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


Steve Pressfield quote.jpg

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


Francoise Sagan Quote.jpg

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


Joseph Chilton Pearce Quote.jpg

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


Chuck Close quote.jpg

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


Rainer Maria Rilke quote.jpg

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

Book cover for 9781447265849