Motivational quotes, because writing is hard

My sophomore year of college, I started keeping a journal dedicated entirely to writing and all the pain and frustration that comes with it. Today, I share with you motivational quotes from its pages. Read, contemplate, and then get to work!

Just as aliens abduct only people who believe in alien abductions, writers block strikes only people who believe in it. ~ Paul J. Silvia, How to Write a Lot

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. ~ Richard Bach

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. ~ Washington Irving, Elbert Hubbard’s Scrap Book

The successful person has the habit of doing things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose. ~ E. M. Gray, The Common Denominator of Success

If you’re not failing all the time, you’re not creating a situation where you can get super lucky. ~ Ira Glass

Stories written with blood are sometimes better. ~ my little brother Joseph at 12 years old, December 20, 2011

Everything takes time

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