Saturday, May 30, 2009
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
~ Gloria Steinem
No one is able to enjoy such feast than the one who throws a party in his own mind.
~ Selma Lagerlöf
Writing wasn’t easy to start. After I finally did it, I realized it was the most direct contact possible with the part of myself I thought I had lost, and which I constantly find new things from. Writing also includes the possibility of living many lives as well as living in any time or world possible. I can satisfy my enthusiasm for research, but jump like a calf outside the strict boundaries of science. I can speak about things that are important to me and somebody listens. It’s wonderful!
~ Virpi Hämeen-Anttila
There are many reasons why novelists write - but they all have one thing in common: a need to create an alternative world.
~ John Fowles
The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
~ Catherine Drinker Bowen
The novel is an event in consciousness. Our aim isn't to copy actuality, but to modify and recreate our sense of it. The novelist is inviting the reader to watch a performance in his own brain.
~ George Buchanan
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
~ Edgar Allan Poe