If you did not write every day, the poisons would accumulate and you would begin to die, or act crazy or both – you must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.
—Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
Freedom is...the right to write the wrong words.
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.
The only thing worth writing about is the conflict in the human heart.
The most regretful people on earth, are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
—George RR Martin