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14 Inspiring Quotes By Female Authors On Writing
"I’m an over-writer and a binge writer; I write pages and pages of crap and then delete 90 percent of it."
– Lisa Ko
"Writers are not here to conform. We are here to challenge. We're not here to be comfortable—we're here, really, to shake things up. That's our job."
– Jeanette Winterson
"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning."
– Maya Angelou
"I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine."
– Emily Dickinson
"Write what should not be forgotten."
– Isabel Allende
"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it."
– Toni Morrison
"Every time I have to look up a word in the dictionary, I'm delighted."
– Vivienne Westwood
"Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write."
– Annie Proulx
"One of the most memorable things I hear is when someone tells me that my books got a reluctant reader to read."
– Suzanne Collins
"Reading for writers is like training for athletes."
– Linda Sue Park
"I write to discover what I know."
– Flannery O’Conner
"I like my coffee with cream and my literature with optimism."
– Abigail Reynolds
"The best books come from someplace deep inside. You don't write because you want to, but because you have to."
– Judy Blume
"So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters."
– Virginia Woolf