I started writing because of a terrible feeling of powerlessness, the novelist Anita Brookner has said. The National Book Award winner Alice McDermott noted that the most difficult thing about becoming a writer was convincing herself that she had anything to say that people would want to read. There's nothing to writing, the columnist Red Smith once commented. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
— Wally Lamb

None of the European girls, including anita Ekberg, has anything not found on American girls as well.
— Cleo Moore

I sang with Anita Bryant in the Southern Baptist churches.
— Kathie Lee Gifford

People were referring to me as the new Anita Bryant. Anita would get a little jealous.
— Kathie Lee Gifford