No matter where we are in our writing career, we all need encouragement. It's amazing how a simple gesture - a hand on your shoulder, a smile, or a few words can make all the difference.
Whether you are a successful, accomplished author or you're working on your very first book, let these inspirational quotes give you the encouragement we all need at one time or another:
"I dwell in possibility."
- Emily Dickenson
"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
- Agatha Christie
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
- Stephen King
“Self-trust is the first secret of success."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I like good strong words that mean something."
- Louisa May Alcott
"If you do not hear music in your words, you have put too much thought into your writing and not enough heart."
- Terry Brooks
“You have to protect your writing time. You have to protect it to the death."
- William Goldman
“Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world."
- Tom Clancy
- "If you start with a bang, you won't end with a whimper."
- - T.S. Eliot
- "In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream
of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer
and I take up my pen to write."
- Pearl S. Buck
- "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."
- -William Wadsworth
Kathleen Moulton is a member of the Working Writer’s Club and monthly contributor to Heartbeat the Magazine. You can find her passion to bring encouragement and hope at When It Hurts – http://kathleenmoulton.com
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