An author’s favorite writers can often say quite a bit about where they draw inspiration for their own novels from. For instance, the Night Buddies books are full of imaginative descriptions and witty dialogue, which is largely inspired by some of my favorite quotes from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For instance, a quote that has long inspired my writing journey is:
“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?”
When I’m sitting down to write, I’ll often open up my Goodreads account and spend a few minutes looking through past quotes that stir something up in me. Some of them inspire me creatively, some inspire me to simply sit down and write, and all of them really make me feel something when I read through them again. I hope they do the same for you!
“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl
“He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.” Rudyard Kipling, Many Inventions
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” Mark Twain
“I hate writing, I love having written.” Dorothy Parker
What are some of your favorite quotes? Let me know in the comments or share them with me on Goodreads!