15 Quotes from Women Writers Here to Shake Things Up

Writers are not here to conform. We are here to challenge. We're not here to be comfortable—we're here, really, to shake things up. That's our job.

Jeanette Winterson

One of the most memorable things I hear is when someone tells me that my books got a reluctant reader to read.

Suzanne Collins

To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself.

Anne Rice

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.

Gloria Steinem

Every moment is beautiful; delicious even!

Alicia Keys

Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable. I didn't have to become perfect because I've learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.

Janelle Monae

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.

Coretta Scott King

If a book is well written, I always find it too short.

Jane Austen

The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.

Harper Lee

If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.

Margaret Atwood

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.

Maya Angelou

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.

J.K. Rowling

Language is an intrinsic part of who we are and what has, for good or evil, happened to us.

Alice Walker

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.

Anne Frank

Wherever you go, you meet part of your story.

Eudora Welty