30 January, 2023

Inspirational Quotes from Writers You’ve Actually Read

It would be a superlative world if the collective “we” would fess up. We’ve done posts before that were meant to inspire. We’ve quoted some of the most beloved, some of the most “important” writers in history. But let’s face it — not every “great” writer has been read by the masses. We wish that were true, but one brief gaze at lists like this might give you an indication of just how many truly gifted writers have published during the past century and still haven’t been widely read. Oh, sure, to our professors and like-minded literary-loving friends we may fib and say we’ve read the greats, but honestly, there are just some “classics” that we haven’t tackled yet.

So with this inspirational post, we’ve quoted writers who you might be more familiar with. Sit back and read the wisdom that comes from steampunk, fantasy, horror and yes, even literary novelists. What do you think, LitStackers? Are your favorite writers on this list? We want to hear from you!


  • TS Tate

    Tee received a Master of Arts in English in 2008 from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has studied under Edgar nominee Tim Gautreaux, Booksense Pick novelist Bev Marshall and Clarion West graduate and World Fantasy nominee, Cat Rambo. She has more than ten years of documentation and editing experience and is currently the Editor-in-Chief at LitStack.com.   She has spent the past nine years in the corporate environment as a Technical Editor and has previously edited for Christine Rose, Phoebe North, Heather McCorkle, Laura Pauling, Anne Riley, Christine Fonseca and UF writer Carolyn Crane. With Heather McCorkle, Tee co-founded the #WritersRoad chat on Twitter.  In addition, she is working on several creative projects, including her second novel and various short stories. Her flash fiction, "Street Noises," was included in the Pill Hill Press anthology "Daily Frights 2012: 366 Days of Dark Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition)" and her short "Til Hunt Be Done," was included in the Winter Wonders anthology from Compass Press.  A diehard New Orleans Saints fan, Tee lives with her family in Southeast Louisiana.

2 thoughts on “Inspirational Quotes from Writers You’ve Actually Read

  1. Great article! I really like the quote from George R.R. Martin. There should be more of these types of articles!!

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