You are what you settle for.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which doesn’t make a profit is without value.
– Arthur Miller
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
– Winston Churchill
You write in order to change the world. If you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.
In my experience, the best creative work is never done when one is unhappy.
– Albert Einstein
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
I think most writers, even the best, overwrite. I prefer to underwrite. Simple, clear as a country creek.
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.
The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.