This week, my quote (or quotes in this case), for Writer’s Quote Wednesday are from Ernest Hemmingway.
I’ll start with this one:
I sincerely believe I was born to tell stories, why else would I have so many characters in my head? I’ve been making things up since the moment I could talk; spinning yarns and
torturing entertaining my family with the worlds I was desperate to create. But Hemingway is right. You have to learn to write. It’s an art form, a skill to be nurtured; an ability you have to practice at every day.
The simple fact is, as writers, we never stop learning, and we shouldn’t. Which leads me to my next Hemingway quote:
It’s an important message I think, and it helps me when I feel disheartened with a project or the words aren’t flowing as well as I hoped. Every writer rides the learning curve. I know I will continue to develop and grow, but there’s infinite pleasure in that.
Don’t forget to stop by at Colleen’s place (Silver Threading) for more amazing quotes about writing. It’s a great place to hang out.
Thanks for stopping by.
63 responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Ernest Hemingway”
Great quotes, and I absolutely agree. You never stop learning and growing as a writer but I don’t doubt that many of us are born with an inherent ability to create stories of some kind.
It’s a little touch of magic 😉
Such amazing and true quotes this week Mel! I agree, you were born to write! Keep up the good work. ❤
Aw, thanks so much, Colleen. That’s a lovely compliment ❤
Another one by Ernest Hemingway: “Write drunk. Edit sober.” Sage advice. From experience, maybe?
lol – I like that quote! 😀
That first quote is absolutely fantastic! 🙂
I agree 😀
Making my way around on the A to Z Road trip! Stopping by to say hello and I hope to see you again next year, if not sooner!
Thanks, Mary. It’s good to hear from you. I hope to catch up with you soon 😀
Hi Melissa! Love the quotes, and Hemingway too! Glad I found you through the Blitz. I followed the link, but don’t see anyone else. Oops, did I make a wrong turn somewhere? 😀 Just wanted to let you know that you’ve been seriously Blogged Blitzed by yours truly! Loving your blog, btw. I’m following now too. I’ll be blitzing you again from my alter-ego site, but don’t worry, I’ll be back to help clean up the mess if you need me. Have a great night. Eva
Hi Eva 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and for the offer to help clean up…parties are fun but exhausting! I’ll catch up with you soon.
Wonderful quote and a good reminder as I write and rewrite, that it will never be perfect. (PS: Happy Blitz Day!)
Thanks, Rhonda 🙂 I’m glad you stopped by.
Great quotes! I completely agree. We never stop learning. Personally, I can so agree that you were born to write. I’ve read your stuff. It’s excellent! keep it up!
Thanks, Taylor. That means a lot. You’re always so supportive. I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes 😀
Great quotes. Happy Blitz Day!
Thanks, Kelly 🙂 It’s good of you to stop by.
Those are fantastic quotes. We definitely need to keep learning, bettering ourselves as writers. Happy blitz day! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes.
I believe I identify the most with the quote from Dr. King. While I love to write in my blog, I’m not a writer in the Hemingway sense of the word. Enjoy this, your BLITZ day!
Thank you, Barbara 😀 I’m glad you stopped by.
Great quotes and I agree…we never stop learning.
Happy Blitz Day!
Thanks, Miranda 😀 Glad you stopped by.
I do agree with that first quote from Martin Luther King. There is so much wisdom and truth in it! Happy Blitz!
Thank you, Betty 🙂
As a book blogger/reviewer, I have to say that the truly sad part is how many “writers” don’t get that it doesn’t matter HOW you learn to write, you shouldn’t inflict it on an innocent public until DO learn it. Great blog, and happy blitz day!
Thank you. I’m glad you stopped by. It has been a great party so far! 😀
Loved the quotes!! Happy Blog Blitz Day!!
Thanks for stopping by 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes.
If we think we’ve mastered something all we’ve really mastered is the art of lying to ourselves.
Happy Blitz Day!
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out
So true! Thanks for stopping by 😀
It’s so awesome to hear a great like Hemingway say that none of us ever become masters at this writing thing. I think the challenge of trying new things and overcoming troublesome areas is what I love most about writing. It would be very boring to simply crank out the same old, ya know?
Happy Blitz Day!
I absolutely agree, Nicki. I love to try new things too and there is always adventure to be had in writing – something new to learn. Thanks so much for stopping by 😀
Wild cheering erupts! I love that you’re the one getting Blitzed today! Happy Blitz Day!
Yay! Thanks so much, Robin. It’s lovely to have your support. I’m really glad you stopped by 😀
Some writers are automatic storytellers. Others take years to learn the craft. In the end, all that matters is a great story being told. I agree with you 100%
Nice to meet you. You have a lovely blog.
Happy Blitz Day!
Talynn, @ Ink in the Book
Thank you, Talynn. It’s great to meet you too. I absolutely agree with you. The story, and the adventure are the important things 😀
I do love a great quote and then two come along together! It is a journey and we should never stop learning and growing.
Happy Blog Blitz Day too 🙂
I absolutely agree with you 😀 Thanks for stopping by.
Loved the quotes and I pinned one. Thank you. And Happy Blitz Day!!
I’m so glad you did 😀 Thanks for stopping by, it’s great to hear from you.
I love those quotes, it’s so true that as writer’s we never really stop learning how to write. Happy Blog Blitz!
I love them too 😀 Thank you for stopping by. It’s great to see you.
So true. As much as I’d like to believe it all just comes out of me naturally, I still have to work super super hard to get it to sound right. Happy blitz!
I’m right there with you, Tiana! Even those born to write have to work at it. But oh, what fun it is! Thanks for stopping by 😀
Great quotes! I feel like I was born to write, but that doesn’t make it easy…. Happy Blitz Day!
No, it doesn’t make it easy. But the joy it brings is its own reward! Thanks for stopping by, Kate 🙂
Great quotes – happy blitz day! 🙂
Thanks so much. I’m glad you stopped by 😀
Melissa!! I told you I would be baaaack! Muahaha…. hee hee hee. It’s Eva again Blitzing your blog with pounds and pounds of virtual glitter! Geez, what a mess. Like I said before, loving those quotes. Enjoy the rest of your BLITZING!!! Hugs.
I love glitter! Thanks so much for stopping by again. Always a pleasure to have you here. The Blitzing has been a whirlwind, but oh what fun! Hugs right back 😀
Brilliant quotes, Mel! I completely agree with you. I also feel that I was born to write. I remember writing and drawing comics and selling them in elementary school––until a teacher stopped me. Ha, ha! I’m a born storyteller but like you and Hemingway said, we have to learn to write. 😀
How fantastic…to be able to write and draw. I would have been in the queue for those comics I’m sure 😀
Aw. Thank you! 😀 xx
My pleasure 😀 xx
I think everyone is born with stories to tell, but some give up before they tell them. The rest of us keep on telling them for our entire lives.
That’s so true, and a little sad. I’m really glad I started to tell stories again. For many years I ignored the inherent need. I’m so much happier now I listen to the characters in my head! 😀
These are two great quotes. I especially like the second one. Thanks for sharing it. Happy Blitz Day!
My pleasure 🙂 thanks for stopping by.
I hadn’t seen that quote before, it’s a good one. Happy belated blitz day!
I think so too 😀 Welcome! I’m glad you stopped by.
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