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

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