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Get to Know How Famous Authors Approached Art and Life

 At one point, I think we've all wondered how our favorite authors view or viewed the world, creativity, and how it all influenced their incredible ability to write such groundbreaking novels, plays, short stories, and poems. Certainly, insights from these inspirational figures could help us understand their masterpieces better and even learn something that we would be able to apply to our own lives. Below, we've compiled 10 meaningful and inspiring quotes by some of the most legendary and world-famous authors in history. They speak on their approach to art, creativity, and their works, and the amount of wisdom in these concise quotes is unreal!

1. "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go." - William Shakespeare

quotes on writing and life by famous authors William Shakespeare

2. "As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand." - Ernest Hemingway

quotes on writing and life by famous authors Ernest Hemingway

3. "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." - Stephen King

quotes on writing and life by famous authors Stephen King

4. "There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep." - Homer

quotes on writing and life by famous authors Homer

5. "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." - Anaïs Nin

quotes on writing and life by famous authors Anaïs Nin

6. "Write what should not be forgotten." - Isabel Allende

quotes on writing and life by famous authors Isabel Allende

7. "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou

quotes on writing and life by famous authors Maya Angelou

8. "If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." - Isaac Asimov

quotes on writing and life by famous authors isaac asimov

9. "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader." - Robert Frost

quotes on writing and life by famous authors robert frost

10. "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

quotes on writing and life by famous authors E. L. Doctorow
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