I love quotes. I especially love writing quotes. I often retweet them on twitter as a way to find them later. Sometimes I just search by hashtags, such as #writingquote, #justwrite, or #writinginspiration. Here are thirteen I gathered off of twitter today that I hope will encourage you.
"The...thing you have to do to be a writer is to keep on writing." -Robin Hobb
“Read, write & stay informed. The only thing you can control is how hard you’re willing to work at becoming a better writer.” -Claire Kells
"You never know what you will learn 'til you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed." -Anita Brookner
"Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm." -Earl Nightingale
"Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the tap is turned on." -Louis L’Amour
"Sometimes writing is just rubbing words together long enough to make a fire." -Gillian Marchenko
“You don’t make art out of good intentions.” -Gustave Flaubert
“Play around. Dive into absurdity and write. Take chances. You'll succeed if you are fearless of failure.” -Natalie Goldberg
"Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them." -John Ruskin
“If you can quit, then quit. If you can't quit, you're a writer.” -R.A. Salvatore
"My job as a writer is to seduce you. There are a lot of other things you could be reading or doing." -Dara Horn
“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it." -H.G. Wells
"A word after a word after a word is power." -Margaret Atwood
SM Ford writes inspirational fiction for adults, although teens may find the stories of interest, too. She also loves assisting other writers on their journeys.