This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.
The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them.
I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied ...
There is only one way to work—Like Hell.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
—George RR Martin
Don't be a writer; be writing.
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.