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Not Writing = Not Defining Self – Quotes To Inspire Writers

Quotes to inspire writers

By not writing, one is obeying the urgent inner command not to define one’s self, not to grow and develop into that sad and limited creature, a minor (or possibly never-published) poet or whatever. Instead, one stays interestingly, potentially great the rest of one’s life.

~Victoria Nelson, from On Writer’s Block

Submitted by Deborah Addington – Thanks Deborah!

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  • jorgekafkazar

    Not writing keeps you flexible, too. You save a lot of clutter around the house, and you never have to worry about paying high income taxes. The benefits go on and on.

    • Anne


      • jorgekafkazar

        And since I can only effectively procrastinate on one thing at a time, avoiding the writing forces me to get other important things done. I have, for example, just washed all the lightbulbs in the master bathroom. Unfortunately, as I was doing so, I thought of an Indian monster to add to one of my 23 unfinished plays.

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