I don't believe in writer's block or waiting for inspiration. If you're a writer, you sit down and write.
Write for yourself and yourself alone. Don’t try to please anyone else, and don’t be afraid of anyone.
You don't write a song to sit there on a page. You write it to sing.
Those who never make mistakes lose a great many chances to learn something.
Write. Write every day, even if it is only a page or two. The more you write, the better you’ll get.
—George R.R. Martin
You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Characters are not created by writers. They pre-exist and have to be found.
If life was fair, Elvis would still be alive and all the impersonators dead.
Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.
In general…there’s no point in writing hopeless novels. We all know we’re going to die; what’s important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.