Writing Inspiration from Martin Luther King

Today's post is short. My husband came down with the flu yesterday, so nursing skills will be put into use more than writing skills today. I decided to browse through some Martin Luther King quotes to see if any could apply to writers. He was a gifted man with words, himself.

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

And my favorite of the day:
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. 

The staircase of publishing is long and winding, but there are many traveling with us. Hoping you'll find inspiration to write today. 


  1. Being a quote collector, I appreciate this post today! Hope your husband feels better.

  2. Thanks so much, Beth! I'm really hoping the rest of us escape the germs.


  3. I love these quotes. Hope your husband feels better.

  4. Thanks, Stacy. At least he had the day off today, but he'll be home tomorrow, too.


  5. J'Adore these quotes! I'm printing them out!

    I hope your husband gets better soon. Man-flu is terrible!

  6. You're so right about man-flu! Mine adores being waited on. :)




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