The profession of book writing makes horse racing look like a solid, stable business.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.
—Robert Louis Stevenson
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Paper is more patient than man.
The conscious mind is the editor, and the subconscious mind is the writer.
Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.
—Daphne Du Maurier
As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.
Write for yourself and yourself alone. Don’t try to please anyone else, and don’t be afraid of anyone.