That was the trouble with being a writer, that was the main trouble—leisure time, excessive leisure time. You had to wait around for the buildup until you could write and while you were waiting you went crazy, and while you were going crazy you drank and the more you drank the crazier you got. There was nothing glorious about the life of a writer or the life of a drinker
— Charles Bukowski
I write to save my own ass, to shove the grip of madness away from me with words.
— Charles Bukowski
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it
— Roald Dahl
“great writers are indecent people
they live unfairly
saving the best part for paper.
good human beings save the world
so that bastards like me can keep creating art,
if you read this after I am dead
it means I made it.”
― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
— Oscar Wilde
Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for
— Ray Bradbury
Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.
— Stephen King - On Writing
violetopium asked: Hey :) what's the significance of the second picture on your blog (the walrus, i think it is, holding the heart, etc)? x
i just think its cute!! its one of my oracle cards xx
Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
— ― Rainer Maria Rilke
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
— ― James A. Michener
The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.
— Anais Nin
If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.
— Dianne Setterfield
The heart is extremely fertile soil. Whatever is planted there, good or bad, will take root and grow.
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The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.
— William H. Gass