Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Read, Read, Read

26 Aug

Today is Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen  from Silver Threading.

I’d like to encourage everyone today to pick up a book (or tablet) and read. I hear too many people say, way too often that they don’t have time to read. I know doctors, nurses, parents with multiple children, teachers, lawyers . . . who are avid readers. If they can make the time to read anyone can. And if you’re an aspiring writer, it is part of your job to read. Whenever I hear an aspiring writer say they don’t read, for whatever reason, the hairs at the back of my neck stand on end. Writers have to read––if they want to be any good.


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32 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Read, Read, Read”

  1. Rachael Ritchey August 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    Love these quotes, Vashti! 🙂 Thanks. I must now go find a book! ❤


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

      Ha, ha! There are so many great books out there, Rachael. I’m sure you’ll find a good one. I’m glad you liked the quotes. Thank you! 🙂 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sonya August 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    I had a conversation with someone who wanted to be a writer who said she didn’t have time to read. It’s like an aspiring chef saying she doesn’t have time to eat…

    Those are great quotes.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

      Hi Sonya! That’s exactly right! You can always make time to read, even if it’s only a couple of pages a day. Thank you! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. stacilys August 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    Whoa! Great quotes Vashti. That’s crazy that there are writers that don’t read. Doesn’t really make much sense, does it?
    Hope you’re having a good week.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 27, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

      Thank you Staci! No, it doesn’t make sense for a writer not to read. And that old excuse, ‘I don’t have time’, is lame. I am having a good week. I hope you are too. 😀 xx

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  4. Silver Threading August 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

    Oh my goodness, Vashti! These are all fabulous! Makes me want to write immediately! They are all so good too! ❤


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 27, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

      Hi Colleen! Thank you. I’m happy you liked the quotes and message. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • Silver Threading August 27, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

        I did, Vashti. They were excellent! 💗

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  5. Sunni Morris August 26, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    I LOVE all these great quotes!


  6. Rajagopal August 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    A colourful bouquet of quotes here, vashti, to which I may add Milton’s, “A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up for a life beyond life”. I am surprised to hear that there are writers who do not read; obviously they cannot be worth a look-in, and can at best qualify as hacks…best wishes.. Raj.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 27, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

      Hello Raj! Thank you and I loved the quote you added––beautiful. You’re right, a writer that doesn’t read cannot be very good.


  7. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin August 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Great quotes Vashti 👍🏻


  8. Dave Goodlove August 27, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    Vashti, I once met one of my heroes, Zig Ziglar. Have you heard of him? I asked him what I would have to do to become a motivational speaker. His first answer was – become an avid reader.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

      Hi Dave! It makes sense. Reading gives you words, ideas . . . to express yourself. I’m not familiar with Zig Ziglar. Who is he?

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      • Dave Goodlove August 28, 2015 at 2:01 am #

        He was a famous motivational speaker in the past two decades and author of many bestsellers on success – also a very wealthy CEO, I think – but he recently passed away. Very wise man whose speeches typically inspired salespeople. Anyway, he told me that although his life was very busy, he read an average of three hours a day.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

        Brilliant man. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  9. francisguenette August 27, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    So true – writers must read and read and read and never stop reading. I love the kiss in the dark by a stranger quote.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

      I love that quote too. Stephen King’s the man! Ha, ha! It makes perfect sense that reading many different books can give you the tools to write. 🙂


  10. Amy August 27, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    Great quotes. I always seem to spend a lot of time reading, even when I think I don’t have time. Writing is the same way for me. 🙂


  11. Angela @ Setting My Intention August 29, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

    Inspiring quotes! I love to read, and have started reading before bed again. It really feeds my soul! Thanks so much for sharing at the Let’s Get Real Link Up!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

      Hi Angela! Thank you! I enjoy reading before bed too. It’s always a pleasure when I can link-up at the Lets Get Real Link Up party! 😀


  12. JESS44903 August 31, 2015 at 10:28 pm #

    Totally love these quotes!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  13. Marje @ Kyrosmagica September 1, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

    Absolutely agree with this 100% Vashti, you have to read before you can write, a bit like you have to crawl before you have a hope of walking!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Julie's Lifestyle September 2, 2015 at 8:19 pm #

    I liked these quotes and yes it’s so important to read!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 3, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

      Hi Julie! I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes and that we agree on the importance of reading. 😀



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