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14 Quotes From Famous Authors About The Work Of Writing

Quotes From Famous Authors

When the going gets tough…the tough keep writing! Here are quotes about the work that goes into good writing by well-known authors:

1. I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. —Douglas Adams

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2. Prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. —Louisa May Alcott

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3. Nothing will work unless you do. —Maya Angelou


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4. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. —Ray Bradbury


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5. A person who has not done one half [the] day’s work by ten o’clock runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. —Emily Brontë


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6. To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. —Pearl S. Buck


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


8. To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. —Robert Frost


9. The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. —Elbert Hubbard


10. It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious. —John Irving


11. Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it. —Madeleine L’Engle


12. To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. —Mary Oliver


13. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. —Rumi


14. Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. —Booker T. Washington


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Would You Be Happy If Your Publisher Did This To Your Characters?


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Can Unpublished Authors Get Literary Agents? You Bet! Here’s How

Can unpublished authors get literary agents You bet Here's how_FI

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10 Doggone Famous Dogs From Literature

10 Doggone Famous Dogs From Literature_FI

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