Sit down, and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
Colette (via amandaonwriting)
Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.
Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies (via thefeildguide)
This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.