If your book doesn't keep you up nights writing it, it won't keep anyone up nights reading it.
It is impossible to discourage real writers—they don't give a damn what you say, ther're going to write.
In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself...I see with a myriad of eyes, but it is still I who see
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
But with writers, there's nothing wrong with melancholy. It's an important color in writing.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
—W. B. Yeats
Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.