..I know Shakespeare said art is holding up a mirror to nature- but you're actually bending and refracting it through your interior dialogue..
.. There is a myth called objective reality - we think an impersonal world exists apart from us - it doesn't - it needs us to be..
.. It's not the medium that's the message - it's consciousness - the wonder of being able to wonder..
.. If you always move in certainty, your writing will be flat - creativity is a rugged terrain..
.. The most beautiful things don't always make you happy - often they make you weep..
.. The answer is not in the damn blank page - it's in the days or years before and you have to dredge it up - exhume the past again..
.. Language always occurs in a context - you can speak Elizabethan words, but to speak the language you have to put on the mindset..
.. Consider yourself a functional character in someone else's novel - a background character - a person on the street - that's the perspective..
.. When you're a writer, you become deeper and more uniquely distinct, the more you go inside yourself..
.. The secret to writing is to get your own pain - shout it out till it hurts your throat - weep it into your pillow - then write it down..
.. Writing with ferocity is a gift, provided that ferocity is a monomaniacal devotion to pursuing the truth..
.. My early writing was a silent fury - at what or whom, I had no idea - but I shut it in until it burned my bones and now, I've let it out..
..I make no apology about stirring the depths - every human longs to swim under water and see what lurks beneath..