There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them.
If you’re a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea. That’s the way to get an idea.
Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.
—Alain de Botton
It is a miracle. I don’t know where the good songs come from or else I’d go there more often.
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
I thought it would be impossible for you to write one novel. To prove me wrong, you wrote ten. And just to piss me off, they're actually good!