• Lauren Straley

Inspire Me: 10 Quotes From Famous Female Writers

Inspiration takes many shapes.

It is flexible to morph and manifest itself in the form of a shooting star, a blooming flower, a bird's first flight, the sun's reflection on the water. As writers, we crave inspiration— a theory, idea, or mindset that leads to an incredible piece of work.

I believe in the power of sisterhood, and that women should be comfortable and confident in building each other up and supporting each other's goals, dreams, and desires. In the face of many adversities, inspiration can provide a place of solace and hope. In this post, I have compiled a list of quotes from famous female authors throughout the ages. These words have helped me to write and create even when I do not feel so inclined. I hope they can do the same for you.

1. "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will." ~Charlotte Brontë

2. "When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example." ~Roxane Gay

3. “Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” ~Anne Sexton

4. “A word after a word after a word is power.” ~Margaret Atwood

5. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot

6. "Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.” ~ J.K. Rowling

7. "You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it." ~Sarah Dessen

8. "The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience." ~Emily Dickinson

9. “Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” ~Octavia Butler

10. "I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me." ~Maya Angelou

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