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Famous writing quotes

While I was writing my novel 'University of Death', I read quite a few books about writing and kept an eye out for inspiring quotes from famous authors and writers. They include Stephen King, Shakespeare, Truman Capote, Peter Cook and Christopher Isherwood among others.

I've packaged up a selection of my favourite famous quotes about writing in this widget. Click the refresh button in the top right to see another randomly chosen quote and pop back to this web page any time you're feeling uninspired.

Writing wisdom

Next Action is eloquence

- William Shakespeare

More writing advice

See my other tips on writing journalism, fiction and non-fiction in my writing advice pages.

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