Gotta love a good quote

When I'm not writing for clients, I'm often reading. Reading good writers inspires me, gives me ideas to apply to my own work and helps me learn more about SEO and social media. Here are a few quotes that I've found inspirational:

Red Adair Quote

Good words are worth much and cost little.
George Herbert

The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain

People all over the world use words; the writer comes along and has to use these most-in-use objects, put together a few nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives ... and pull them together and make them bounce, throw them against the wall and make people say, 'I never thought of it that way.'
Maya Angelou

Easy reading is damn hard writing.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say ‘infinitely’ when you mean ‘very’; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
Alexander Pope

Words—so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.
Margaret Chittenden

I may be the world’s worst writer, but I’m the world’s best rewriter.
James Mitchener

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes

Please share your favorite quotes about writing!