Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can come together.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Try to read your own work as a stranger would read it, or even better, as an enemy would.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.
I write to find what I have to say. I edit to figure out how to say it right.
No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.