"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.~E.L. Doctorow
"You feel the call. That's the important thing. Now answer it as fully as you can. Take the risk to let all that is in you, out. Escape into the open. ~Elizabeth Berg
"Writing is like a disease, you either have it or you don't." ~Anne Groell
"Just don't pretend to know more about your characters than they do, because you don't. Stay open to them. It's teatime and all the dolls are at the table. Listen. It's that simple." ~Anne Lamont
"Put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff, without pity, and destroy most of it."~ Owen Sheers
"Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer. ~Ernest Hemingway
"Beware of self-indulgence. The romance surrounding the writing profession carries several myths: that one must suffer in order to be creative; that one must be cantankerous and objectionable in order to be bright; that ego is paramount over skill; that one can rise to a level from which one can tell the reader to go to hell. These myths, if believed, can ruin you. If you believe you can make a living as a writer, you already have enough ego. ~Ray Bradbury
Which quote do you guys find to be inspirational? Do you know any other good ones?