Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good Writing Quotes for Writers

I found these writing quotes so relatable, since I love to write.  Maybe you can relate to them too.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Pablo Picasso

"I'm going to write because I cannot help it."
Charlotte Bronte

"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I write and I understand."
Chinese Proverb

“The palest ink is better than the best memory.” Chinese proverb

“Learn as much by writing as by reading.” Lord Acton

Why do I write?  Well, for me there’s no one reason.  I write when I experience something sad or happy.  I write when I’m angry or depressed.  For me, writing is just one of the best forms of therapy ever known to man.  And I should know because I’ve tried many types.  I don’t know.  There’s just something about it that soothes my soul.  I feel a sense of peace and well-being when I write.  It’s so amazing.

Sometimes I just write to clarify a situation in my head.  When I need to make an important decision and don’t know which route to take, writing helps me to clarify things in my head. Or if I plan to accomplish something in the future, writing helps me to sort out the details.  It helps me to see the big picture.

And of course.  One other thing that writing helps me to do is remember.  I can’t stand it when I read or hear something inspirational or thought provoking and can’t remember it.  Writing helps me to keep track of all of the beautiful thoughts that come out of people’s heads.  When I need some inspiration all I have to do is search for their words recorded in my journal.

How do I know that I’m a writer?  Because I can’t go a day without it.  It took a while for me to figure it out.   Once I did though, it was like my eyes were finally opened.  I no longer felt that sense that something was missing in my life.  My life felt totally complete.  If I don’t write I don’t feel complete.

If you haven’t tried the art of writing why not try it for a day.  You might find it as therapeutic for yourself as it is for me.

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