Inspirational quotes for the starstruck, lost in the wilderness novelists and poets of the Inter-web!

D.David croot
5 min readFeb 9, 2022

A list of inspirational quotes for the listlessly struck with writers block and other ailments…

Knut Hamsun my favourite writer of all the universes!

Key works


-Growth of the soil


His novels are my personal behemoths I must overcome and somehow tame!

‘There is nothing like being left alone again, to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods. To boil one’s coffee and fill one’s pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it. In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent.’

Knut Hamsun you are my god!

Fyodor Dostoevsky was Knut Hamsun’s god. Let’s learn a little shall we?

Key works

-Crime and Punishment

-White nights

-Diary of a madman

“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”

I’ll give you a few more from the great man!

  • To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.
  • We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.

Excerpt from white nights

I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year. I feel I know you so well that I couldn’t have known you better if we’d been friends for twenty years. You won’t fail me, will you? Only two minutes, and you’ve made me happy forever. Yes, happy. Who knows, perhaps you’ve reconciled me with myself, resolved all my doubts.

When I woke up it seemed to me that some snatch of a tune I had known for a long time, I had heard somewhere before but had forgotten, a melody of

D.David croot

Deviant novelist, candlelit poet stuck in archaic notions of a renaissance man who fails to give a shit…