If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
(January 22, 1788 - April 19, 1824)
I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
(December 05, 1934 - )
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
(July 10, 1915 - April 04, 2005)
She realized as a girl of eight that if she sat down and wrote her stories, she could escape the parts of life she didn't like, embroider the parts she did and thus control the life she had.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
(February 21, 1903 - January 14, 1977)
I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different.
(August 22, 1939 - )
And He has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoined on me prayer and poor-rate so long as I live. (Marium 19.31)
I wonder if any of them can tell from just looking at me that all I am is the sum total of my pain, a raw woundedness so extreme that it might be terminal. It might be terminal velocity, the speed of the sound of a girl falling down to a place from where she can't be retrieved. What if I am stuck down here for good?