From Kate's Writing Crate…
Here are some quotes that inspire me:
Genius…means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
--James Fitzjames Stephen
I never know when I sit down just what I am going to write. I make no plan; it just comes, and I don't know where it comes from.
--D. H. Lawrence
I think the writer must serve the inarticulate.
If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.
--Henry David Thoreau
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
As soon as you connect with your true subject, you will write.
--Joyce Carol Oates
I am convinced more and more every day that fine writing is, next to fine doing, the top thing in the world.
Essays are experiments in making sense of things.
--Scot Russell Sanders
Man's mind, stretched to new ideas, never goes back to its original dimensions.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
What quotes inspire you? Keep them in your Common Book.