Writing quotes… who doesn’t love an inspiring quote? If you’re keen on writing the story of your life but are in need of some motivation to write your personal story, keep reading.

10 inspiring quotes by writers for writers

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” — Anne Frank

“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” ― Terry Pratchett

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult

“If we own the story then we can write the ending.” – Brené Brown

“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” – Rebel Thriver  

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ― Louis L’Amour

“Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” ― Gloria Steinem

“A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.” ― Susan Sontag

“Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” ― John Barth

And my personal favourite:

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

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