This is a collection of quotes from notable writers, authors, poets, novelists and many more from all over the world. These are quotes are by notable personalities for writers, readers. or anyone who just loves a good quote! These quotes are on inspiration, motivation, writing, reading, happiness, kindness and so much more.
Quotes on Reading
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
“One sure window into a person’s soul is his reading list.”
—Mary B.W. Tabor
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
—George R. R. Martin
“Books worth reading are worth re-reading.”
Quotes on Writing
“Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.”
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
“It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.”
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
Quotes on Inspiration
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
“If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.”
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
Quotes on Motivation
“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”
―Walt Disney Company
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
Quotes on Happiness
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
“Happiness is something to be practiced like the violin”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them”
Quotes on Kindness
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”
“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
―Dalai Lama XIV