In a few sentences, your mind can be pressed into deep thought. These quotes will have you reflect on your life! As any bookworm or lover of creative writing, we tend to be moved by words that make us think about life. At the end of the day, fiction is a reflection of the human experience. Here are fourteen women authors that share their perspectives on life, reading, and writing.
How to live the best life
“Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.”Louisa May Alcott, Rose in Bloom
“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”Fran Lebowitz
“What I love most about reading: It gives you the ability to reach higher ground. And keep climbing.”Oprah
The power of reading
“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”Virginia Woolf, Between the Acts
“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.”Mary McLeod Bethune
“We’re supposed to be uncomfortable when we read something. That’s how we learn.”Judy Blume
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”Joyce Carol Oates
“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”Diane Duane
Write to share stories that people are afraid to know
“Write what should not be forgotten.”Isabel Allende
“A word after a word after a word is power.”Margaret Atwood
“Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place you go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.”Ann Patchett
“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I’ve always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.”Edwidge Danticat
“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page.”Annie Proulx
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”Maya Angelou
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