Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.— Franz Kafka
Sublime Inspiring Writing quotations
You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.
God gives gifts to everyone, some can write, some can dance.
He gave me the skill to play football and I am making the most of it.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.
Talk and write in a way that encourages the mutual exchange of ideas and acts like a midwife to people birthing their own ideas.
To gain your own voice you have to forget about having it heard.
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand.
Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.
I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer.
I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love.
As for the historical inspirations I drew on in writing The Snow Queen, I suppose I would call them more cross-cultural inspirations, though they frequently involve past societies as well as present day ones.
The only reason to write is from love.
Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.
I realize that if I wait until I am no longer afraid to act, write, speak, be, I'll be sending messages on a Ouija board, cryptic complaints from the other side
Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.
Tears are words that need to be written.
Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem
One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment.
I am so fond of tea that I could write a whole dissertation on its virtues.
It comforts and enlivens without the risks attendant on spirituous liquors. Gentle herb! Let the florid grape yield to thee. Thy soft influence is a more safe inspirer of social joy.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
If you wait for inspiration to write you're not a writer, you're a waiter.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning.
For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them.