A couple of quotes to inspire you..

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
—Ernest Hemingway

“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”
—Peter Handke

“To defend what you’ve written is a sign that you are alive.”
—William Zinsser, WD

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”
—Samuel Johnson

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.”
—Larry L. King, WD

“Anyone who is going to be a writer knows enough at 15 to write several novels.”
—May Sarton

“I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.”
—William Carlos Williams

“A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.”
—Angela Carter

“Writers live twice.”
—Natalie Goldberg