'Writing is thinking. To write clearly is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard.' [David McCullough]
'Write about what really interests you. Whether it is real things or
imaginary things. And nothing else.' [C.S. Lewis]
'Writing is my way of expressing – and thereby eliminating – all the various ways we can be wrong-headed.' [Zadie Smith]
'Why does one begin to write? Because she feels misunderstood, I guess.
Because it never comes out clearly enough when she tries to speak.
Because she wants to rephrase the world, to take it in and give it back again
differently, so that everything is used and nothing is lost.
Because it’s something to do to pass the time until she is old enough
to experience the things she writes about.'