Every writer I know has trouble writing.
(May 01, 1923 - December 12, 1999)
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
(February 27, 1902 - December 20, 1968)
The good writer, the great writer, has what I have called the three S's: the power to see, to sense, and to say. That is, he is perceptive, he is feeling, and he has the power to express in language what he observes and reacts to.
Lawrence Clark Powell
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
(June 28, 1926 - )
The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
(September 07, 1909 - September 28, 2003)
Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?
(October 13, 1941 - )
We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.
(March 26, 1904 - October 31, 1987)
The Irish don't know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it