- “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!