A few days ago, over at the blog Interesting Literature: A Library of Literary Interestingness (?!), these quotations in particular from ‘10 Great Quotations from Writers about Writing’ appealed to me:
Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper and quite often the blank piece of paper wins. (Neil Gaiman)
A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. (Thomas Mann)
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. (Cyril Connolly)
I think the hardest thing about writing is writing. (Nora Ephron)
I recall again here that, amongst many interesting comments about writing, Rosemary Sutcliff once said: “The only thing more frightful than writing is not writing”.