But I read and read anyways, sometimes so fast that even I was surprised, and sometimes very slowly, as if each sentence or word were something good for my whole body, not just my brain.
Roberto Bolano, 2666 (p. 256)
The writer who loses his self-doubt, who gives way as he grows old to a sudden euphoria, to prolixity, should stop writing immediately: the time has come for him to lay aside his pen.
Dr. Angelou is one smart lady!
You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else.
library room (via Wednesday House Sampler | Old House Dreams)
To read is to cover one’s face. And to write is to show it.
Alejandro Zambra (Ways of Going Home)