Every week, I’ll put up a quotation related to writing or creation and tell you a little bit about the person who said it. I’ll try to vary the speakers as much as possible.
"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration ... Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action." - F Tibolt
Tibolt was, as far as I can see, not a fiction writer, but his words are applicable to us all. In 1981, when he was 84, he wrote a book called A Touch of Greatness, a non-fiction book on how to get success in one’s life. It was often compared to Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. After a time of studying the methods and habits of successful people, he made a self-help course and later expanded it to include things like public speaking, salesmanship and the art of living. He passed away in 1989 at age 92.
(I found the quotation via @JaneFriedman on Twitter.)