There’s nothing I love than a good quote to help get the motivation going or the feelings expressed. I thought I’d create just a fun little post showing all my favourite quotes (these ones aren’t written by me, perhaps one day I’ll share mine. For now, I’ll share the brilliance of others.
Quotes that’ll motivate you to read/write:
(1). “Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.” ~ Lisa See. This quote I keep writing on a piece of paper that keep tucked away in my most used notebook. Being a writing and an aspiring author, I feel as though this is encouraging you to read it’s also inspiring you to write. The more you read, the more you’ll write!
(2). “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” ~ Terry Partchett. Again, another quote I love that inspires writers to keep on writing and it’s something I can relate to so much.
(3). “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”~ Jodie Picoult. How truer could words be? A blank page does no one any good, fill it words even at first it seems messy, you can edit and fix it later.
(4). “You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap & thinking its good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” ~Octavia E. Butler. This quote is as good as it is long and something that I keep beside my laptop when researching/ writing a blog post. This one keeps me blogging, reminding me I will get better at it if I keep at it.
(5). “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” This one I like because it inspires outer activity other than sitting there getting writer’s block (something I’ve been getting a bit of lately).
(6). “A room without Books is like a body without a soul.” ~ Marcus Tuilius Cicero. I must agree with Marcus here, you can’t have a happy looking room without some books.
(7). “She reads books like one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” ~ Annie Dillard. Oh, how I love to read this quote!
(8). “I like cups of tea and reading books and poetry and old people things.” ~ Bindi Irwin. Don’t we all?
(9). “Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up heart and soul.” ~ Joanne Harris. I’ve come across my fair share of books like these and they forever hold a special place in my heart.
(10). “The world was her’s for the reading.” ~ Betty Smith. This hands down have to be the best one for me so far. It’s simple yet empowering!
(11). “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” ~ Frederick Douglass. I think everyone should go out of their way to read a book at least once a week. Even if you only read one chapter, through the entire week. Because it really can be freeing.
(12). “Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvellous adventures that anyone can have.” ~ Lloyd Alexander. So true!
(13). “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” ~ Garrison Keillor. I’ve often thought this myself, so if anyone is ever struggling on gifts to buy me…HINT HINT!
(14). “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ~ Haruki Murakami.
(15). “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” ~ J. K Rowling.
(16). “Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind: it forces you to stretch your own.” ~ Charles Scribner .Jr .
(17). “I was born with a reading list I will never finish.” ~ Maud Casey. This speaks to me on a deeper level.
(18). “Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” ~ Stephen King.
(19). “The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page.”
(20). “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” ~ Jhumpa Lahirl.
I hope you have enjoyed reading through these quotes, and please comment on your favourite down below. I would love to read through them.