10 Quotes From Literary Geniuses To Insipre You

You know, for that book you wanted to start a year ago or whatever? Maybe in 2014…

1. “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” - Mark Twain

2. “The first draft of anything is shit.” - Ernest Hemingway

Bonus Quote: “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” - Ernest Hemingway

3. “Arrange whatever pieces come your way.” - Virginia Woolf

4. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” - Toni Morrison

5. “Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.” - Henry David Thoreau

6. “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.” - Jane Austen

7. “The words of my book nothing, the drift of my book everything.” - Walt Whitman

8. “I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.” - Sylvia Plath

9. “Do you realize that all great literature is all about what a bummer it is to be a human being? Isn’t it such a relief to have somebody say that?” - Kurt Vonnegut

10. “A man’s grammar, like Caesar’s wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity.” - Edgar Allan Poe

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