Quotes From Famous Authors About Writing

To stay motivated and devote time every day to writing, I found some quotes from famous authors. Some are right on the money and others are downright funny.

Stephen King (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
Stephen King (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.   – Stephen King

I’m always pretending that I’m sitting across from somebody. I’m telling them a story, and I don’t want them to get up until it’s finished   – James Patterson

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

First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!   – Ray Bradbury

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write   – Saul Bellow

Mark Twain (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
Mark Twain (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be   – Mark Twain

Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings   – Stephen King

what are your famous quotes?