Are You an Aspiring Author? Read these Writing Quotes from the Best Authors

Thanks to technology and the advent (and widespread adoption) of ebooks, anyone can become an author of their own book or short story. However, that doesn’t mean that the book will be good, or sell at all.

Seeing as a lot of people who enjoy quotes often have an affinity for writing and reading, we thought we’d grab some of the best quotes from the most respected authors. They aren’t just random quotes though; these are quotes about the process of writing a book and becoming a successful writer.

So let’s take a look at some of these quotes!

J.K. Rowling on one of the hardest parts of writing – getting started: “I always advise children who ask me for tips on being a writer to read as much as they possibly can. Jane Austen gave a young friend the same advice, so I’m in good company there.”

One of the best, Edgar Allen Poe, on making a thrilling story that captures the reader: “A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”

One of the funniest quotes from one of the wisest writers in history, Ernest Hemingway: “Write drunk, edit sober.”

Thomas Jefferson on the power of simplicity: “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”

Mark Twain shows his cleverness when remaking on editing: “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

Hopefully these quotes will inspire you or help you to get started on your own book. Who knows, maybe you will be quoted here on at some point in the future. You never know unless you try.

Lastly, if you know of any great quotes about writing, don’t be shy. Submit them to our archive here on! The more quotes we gather, the better.

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