You are what you settle for.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the waste-basket.
Write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you are writing, and aren't writing particularly well.
Once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end.
Writers are desperate people and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers.
It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all…people.
The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them.