The writer's duty is to keep on writing.
I think it's unfortunate to have critics for friends.
And so we came forth, and once again beheld the stars.
Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis.
Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell.
Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.