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Writers often face writer's block, the frustration of what to write and sometimes, To help through this, these are some quotes for writers on writing.

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30+ Inspirational Quotes For Writers, Poets And Artists In 2021: What You Should Know!



Quotes in the modern world has served as a means of inspiration to many people. Often times, knowledge or advises that can be passed with whole lengthy articles are condensed into short forms and are therefore easily comprehensible. 

Quotes are acknowledged by many people and are being used by motivational speakers during their talks.

Quotes sometimes, are words and perceptions of popular people in history. Those who are acknowledged for their soundness and are known for their immense impact to the society. For instance, the notions of people like William Shakespeare, Pablo Picasso among others are respected and are less disputed. 

Quotes may be of different genres depending on the messages they're meant to pass across to their readers and listeners. The genre might be comedy, sadness, desperation or restricted for motivational or inspirational sake. Indeed, quotes are deep reflection of life!

However, majorly for this topic, we've accumulated some series of quotes on writers, poets and artists, and at the same time are for them. The compiled quotes will interest writers, poets and artists with the authors' names included beneath them. Also, to make it quite fun and easy to understand, there's a pictorial representation above the quotes and review of some of the quotes as perceived by the editor.
 

Contents

  • General Quotes On Writers, Poets And Artists
  • Critique Quotes On Writers
  • Motivational/ Inspirational Quotes For Writers, Poets And Artists
  • Quotes by Famous Writers, Poets And Artists
  • Quotes For Writers About Writing
  • Inspirational Quotes for Writer's Block
  • Copywriter Quotes
  • Quotes By Writers About Life
  • Quotes About Poetry by Famous Poets
  • Praising Quotes For Writers
  • Quotes For Contents Writers
  • Quotes For New Writers, Artists And Poets
  • Birthday Quotes For Writers, Poets And Artists
  • Christmas Quotes By Famous Writers
  • Funny Writers And Artists Quotes
  • Quotes On How To Become A Better Writer
  • Quotes On Writers, Poets And Artists And Their Creativity



General Quotes On Writers, Poets And Artists

These are the famous quotes on writers, poets and artists and at the same time for them. The quotes below emphasized on the essence of art and creativity and the attachment of the artists, poets and writers to their works.

Art quotes



"Art is incapable of bearing the burden of our lives. When it tries, it fails, losing its essential grace"
—Jose Ortega Y Gasset from The Theme Of Our Time 1923


Art quotes


"Art, as far as it can, follows mature, as a pupil imitates his master; this your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild"
—Dante(Alighieri)

"Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader."
- Joseph Joubert

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” 
—Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

This famous quotes on writers talks about the essence of writing!

“Poetry and beauty are always making peace. When you read something beautiful you find coexistence; it breaks walls down.”
 —Mahmoud Darwish


Art quotes


"Artist can color the sky red because they know it's blue. The rest of us, who aren't artists, must colour things the way they really are, or people might think we're stupid"
—Jules Feiffer

The above quote emphasizes on the uniqueness of art to artists. The ability to create extraordinary things and delve beyond the imaginations of an ordinary person.




"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music"
—Aldous (Leonard) Haxley

I don't really agree to this. There are many ways to express the inexpressible and for me, I'll choose poetry. Poetry has been regarded as the best form of expressing one's thoughts and emotions.


"There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk"
—Charles Dickens



"Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give."
—Unknown.

This reflects the saying that artist and writers always have a portion of their lives, past, challenges, beliefs, thoughts, political views and others in their creativity. It's a reflection of their works.


"Every artist writes his own biography"
— Henry Havelock Elis

This quote about artists reiterates that legacy always lives, even when the person has died. To confirm this, the paintings of famous artists that were made hundreds or thousands of years ago are still being appreciated and kept in our popular museums.  But are they not linked to the artists? 

You have your answer then!

It's the truth that they're still being acknowledged.












Critique Quotes/ Quotes On Criticism

As a writer or an artist, one of the challenges faced is criticism. Critiques are made based on the perspectives of different people and at times might be different to the conception of the writers and artists. Hence, the quotes on writers and artists' critiques of their works.
"Criticism is easy, art is difficult"
—Destouches (Philippe Nevicault)


"You can't write a good songs about a whorehouse unless you have been in one"
—Woody (Woodrow Wilson)

This quote on writers' critique emphasizes on the importance of experience when writing. For instance, only a person who has had a visual of a place or heard a song can he or she give a better and accurate description about the weather, structures, the songs, the customs and many more.



"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder"
— Sir Alfred (Joseph) Hitchcock


Quotes by Famous Writers, Poets And Artists


As said earlier, quotes are used most times as a reflection of life and it's evident in the powerful inspiring quotes by Famous Writers and artists like William Shakespeare, J.R.R Tolkein and others.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool"
—William Shakespeare

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it"
—Roald Dahl



"Every child is an artist"
—Pablo Picasso




"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves sometimes"
—Thomas Merton

To many people and artists, art is considered as a haven to express their thoughts and emotions. Something that enables confidence and a thing to confide in. Yet, it can also be an item to loose ourselves. Take dark poetry for instance! Hence, the perception of this famous artists.

Motivational/ Inspirational Quotes For Writers, Poets And Artists

Quotes are one of the tools of a motivational speaker which is intended to inspire people and find a hope in life. To take steps further and become much stronger and confident in themselves. Below, are inspiring quotes for writers, poets and artists to boost their morales and help their creativity.

 "Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good."
- William Faulkner

This motivational quote emphasizes on believing in oneself. Confidence is Paramount!


 "You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."
- Jack London

There are many ways to get over writers blocks and get inspiration very quick and some of them are, reading novels, taking a walk and listening to music among many others. 
Hence, the essence of this motivational quote.


"I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering."
- Robert Frost



"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
- Toni Morrison



Quotes For Writers About Writing

During the journey of becoming a better writer and getting acknowledged in the literary world, many challenges are faced and it takes some crucial steps in order to overcome them. Writers often face writer's block, the frustration of what to write and sometimes, the stress and sweat expended in writing. 
To help you through this, these are some quotes for writers on writing.
"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

--Madeleine L'Engle

This quote for writers about writing gives an insight on what to write as a writer with the full consideration of who the readers are and the message or story to be passed across.



"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."
--Anaïs Nin

This quote for writers about writing– strictly based on my own very perception is the ability of stories to create old and new imaginations and memories in the mind of the readers. The ability to delve and have a clearer picture into what you might not have felt before. For me, this particular quotes for writers about writing gives an essence to writing.


"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
--Benjamin Franklin


Inspirational Quotes For Writer's Block

You must have heard some writers say one or two things about writers block, or maybe they gave you a glimpse that they are experiencing writers' block.

However, if you don't know what that means, here's a hint for you.

Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown.  Some causes of writer's block are physical illness, depression, the end of a relationship, financial pressures, or a sense of failure.

Are you experiencing writer's block? These quotes will help you get over it.
"Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader."
- Joseph Joubert



“Art should be something that liberates your soul.” – Keith Haring


 
 "There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write."
- Terry Pratchett

Copywriter Quotes

These are some couple of copywriter quotes to help copywriters and at least serve as sources of their inspirations and motivations. 

But before that, what is copywriting and who is a copywriter? 

Copywriting is the process of writing persuasive marketing and promotional materials that motivate people to take some form of action. Copywriting is always connected to the act of promoting or selling a business, organization, brand, product, or service, which makes it, by definition, a form of marketing. While a copywriter is a person who is paid to write copy words to promote action for promotional purposes.

These are copywriter Quotes by some selected authors;

 “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” 
– Elmore Leonard

“When I write an advertisement, I don’t want you to tell me that you find it ‘creative.’ I want you to find it so interesting that you buy the product.” 
– David Ogilvy

 “Nobody reads ads. People read what interests them. Sometimes it’s an ad.” 
– Howard Gossage

 “Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.” 
– Leo Burnett

Quotes by Writers About Life

Writers are always considered by many people as a set of people who has an ability to evaluate life and have a deep insight about it. This is evident in their classic works and the quotes by writers on life.
"In order to write about life first you must live it."
—Ernest Hemingway



"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."
—Gustav Flaubert


"If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act—truth is always subversive."
—Anne Lamott



"Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers mystics, painters, troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes."
—Jacob Nordby

Quotes About Poetry by Famous Poets


“All poets, all writers are political. They either maintain the status quo, or they say, ’Something’s wrong, let’s change it for the better."
 —Sonia Sanchez

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”
 —T.S. Eliot

“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.”
 —Emily Dickinson

Praising Quotes For Writers


 "You can make anything by writing."
- C.S. Lewis

"The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words."
- William H. Gass

 "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions."
- Albert Einstein

"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic."
- J. K. Rowling

Quotes For Contents Writers

For freelance writers who are into content writing or those who wishes to delve into it, these are some inspiring quotes for content writers that might give you a glimpse of what content writing is all about.

First, what is content writing?

Content writing is a form of online writing which is closely linked to web marketing campaigns. This means creating the writing which appears on websites that are designed to sell or promote a specific product. Content writers work according to the brief provided by a client. And a content writer? It's someone who does the contents writing.

"Content, in writing, is supreme."
—Ogwo David Emenike


"Well written article as like as Wrist Watch of Dad, that's hookup you wear it again and again"
—Momenul Ahmad

Motivational Quotes For New/ Young Writers, Artists And Poets


“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” 
– John Jakes

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

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” 
– Dr. Seuss

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” 
– Thomas Jefferson

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” 
– William Wadsworth

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.”
 – Anne Lamott

" The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"
—Pablo Picasso

" Art is not a thing... it is a way of life. " 
— Hubbard 

 “Every artist was first an amateur”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Birthday Quotes For Writers, Poets And Artists

"May your soul age like a priceless work of art, and your days ultimately be remembered as the era of a great artist"
—Unknown

"May the canvas of your life forever be painted with the beautiful colors of joy and peace."
—Unknown

"It takes a long time to become young."
 - Pablo Picasso

"Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift."
 - Aretha Franklin

"No wise man ever wished to be younger." 
- Jonathan Swift

Christmas Quotes By Famous Writers

"Christmas, my child, is love in action." 
—Dale Evans

"Do give books — religious or otherwise — for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal." 
—Lenore Hershey

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
—Peg Bracken

Funny Writer And Artist Quotes


"Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider"
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I find this kinda funny, but interesting enough.
What do you think? Share your views with us!

"Many excellent cooks are spoiled by going into the arts."
—Unknown
Just like the previous one.

"I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun."
—Yoko Ono


"Cut your ear off and you're a kook.  Paint a picture of yourself with your ear cut off and you're an artist. Go figure"
—Unknown

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one"
—Baltasar Gracian

"Writing is easy : All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."
—Gene Fowler.


Quotes For Writers And Poets On Editing


"It is perfectly okay to write garbage— as long as you edit brilliantly."
—C.J Cherryh

 "My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying."
—Anton Chekhov

Quotes On How To Become A Better Writer


"Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river."
 —Lisa slSee

This quote gives a clearer insight on how to avoid consistent wirter's block and to have more ideas on what to write. The essence of books to writers can not be overemphasized!
Hence, every writer should have this in mind. More books, More ideas! 

"The first draft is just you telling yourself the story"
—Terry Pratchett

This quote is about the essentiality of editing. As a writer, it's advisable to edit your work after the first draft. With that you get to cross-check any sign of errors.

"You don't start out writing good stuff.  You start out writing crap and thinking it's 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

Consistency and Persistency! Two of the keys to the door of becoming a better writer.

"You can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page."
—Unknown

"Start writing, no matter what that water does not flow until the faucet is turned on."
—Louis L'Amour

Quotes On Writers, Poets And Artists And Their Creativity

"Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of hisi d, is written large in his works."
—Virginia Woolf

"Every writer narrates a piece of him in his stories."
—Unknown

"When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done"
—Stephen Kings

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you"
—Maya Amgelou

"Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn't really have judgement in it's purest form. So just go, just go."
—K.D. Lang

"Rules and models destroy genius and art"
—William Hazlitt

"Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts."
—William Hazlitt

"It takes an earful lot of time to not write a book"
—Douglas Adams

"Art is more important that the artist– have no attachment to your own art. It is regressive, move on."
—Shah Rukh Khan


We hope the quotes we've compiled for you help you in every way possible to become a better and professional writer.

Also, if you have a better understanding of some of these quotes better than we do or you have a contrary point of view , we gladly implore you to make it know in the comment section

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