Gloria Steinem: Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
Jessamyn West: Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
Lord Byron: But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
Stephen King: Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Tom Clancy: The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
William Wordsworth: Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...
She had faith in words, believing in their ability to carry inexpressible messages, trusting that what cannot be said can somehow be borne aloft by what can be said. She was right. -Frank Conroy, foreword to Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl
Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself. Terry Pratchett
Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. ~Gene Fowler
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. ~E.L. Doctorow