When the Lord finished the world, He pronounced it good. That is what I said about my first work, too. But Time, I tell you, Time takes the confidence out of these incautious early opinions.
— Mark Twain
(why it's a bad idea to post everything you are doing on Facebook)
Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
— Lawrence Kasdan
I wrote a few children's books ... not on purpose.
— Steven Wright
You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich. A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative
writing as it is to armed robbery.
— Nelson Algren