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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” – Madeleine L’Engle
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” – Anaïs Nin
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” – Lloyd Alexander
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath
“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” – Saul Bellow
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”- Robert Frost
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”- Ray Bradbury
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”- Enid Bagnold
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”—George Orwell
“I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.”- Roald Dahl
“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”- Ernest Hemingway
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”- Virginia Woolf
“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”- Peter Handke
“We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings. … Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.” – John Updike
“We write to create ourselves.” – C.S. Lewis