Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
— Sylvia Plath

Many of my short stories (all unpublished) were horror, and the novel I'd just finished was horror, too.
George Stephen unpublished quote

The first thing an unpublished author should remember is that no one asked him to write in the first place. With this firmly in mind, he has no right to become discouraged just because other people are being published.
— John Farrar

The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.
— Alice Meynell

Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.
— unpublished quotation by Barbara Ehrenreich