How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing; for life itself is a writer's love until death.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.