My Favorite Quotes About Freelance Writers

Freelance writers are part of a unique profession that can often be easily misunderstood or viewed critically.  To help inspire and empower you in your chosen profession as a freelance writer, here are some of my favorite quotes about freelance writers.  If you have your own to share, I would love to hear them!
My Favorite Quotes About Freelance Writers
  • “The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.” -Robert Benchley
  • “The life of the professional writer – like that of any freelance, whether she be a plumber or a podiatrist – is predicated on willpower. Without it there simply wouldn’t be any remuneration, period.” -Will Self
  • “Anybody who is in freelance work, especially artistically, knows that it comes with all the insecurity and the ups and downs. It’s a really frightening life.” -Alessandro Nivola
  • “If you dig deep and keep peeling the onion, artists and freelance writers are the leaders in society – the people who start to get new ideas out.” -Allan Savory
  • “As a freelance writer, I’d be asked to become an expert for various magazines on any subject, whether food or wine or history or the life span of veterinarians. I was completely unschooled in any of these things.” -John Hodgman
  • “Old age treats freelance writers pretty gently.” -John Updike
  • “Sixteen years as a freelance features journalist taught me that neither the absence of ‘the Muse’ nor the presence of ‘the block’ should be allowed to hinder the orderly progress of a book.” -Jim Crace

Freelance writers have been around for many years, so I am sure that there are many fantastic quotes that I have missed.  If you have any favorite quotes about freelance writers, feel free to share them in a comment below!

What is your favorite quote about freelance writers?

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