|Write by the Rails|
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
The purpose of writing is to make your mother and father drop dead with shame.
—J. P. Donleavy
Happiness is pursuing work that sustains the spirit.
Don’t be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts.
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
Those who write clearly have readers; those who write obscurely have commentators.
A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.
The beginning is always rewritten much more than the rest…
It is the function of art to conceal the difficulties of its execution.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
—George RR Martin
The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.