If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there.
When a #book is done, he has his own life and you forget about him. He goes and lives alone; he takes an apartment.
This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.
I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.
I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations. They generally produce their worst work when they do that.
You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Writing for me is a kind of compulsion, so I don't think anyone could have made me do it, or prevented me from doing it.
The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.
Writing is like breathing, it’s possible to learn to do it well, but the point is to do it no matter what.
—Daphne Du Maurier