A work of art doesn’t need to provide complete answers in order to succeed. It needs only to excite us into asking questions and give us a place to think about them while we become involved in other people’s lives.
Writers are cut open on the page.
Life baffles me most days. Maybe that’s why I write. To try and make sense of it all.
Peace is when we look upon the world together.
Be careful what you say and do around a writer; your words and actions may become material.
I have long gone about with a conviction on my mind that I had a work to do-a Work, if you like, with a great W; a Purpose to fulfil; … a Great Social Evil to Discover and to Remedy.
Love awakens the soul.
I write because I know I am only one to control the world I created in my books.
I have from the first felt sure that the writer, when he sits down to commence his novel, should do so, not because he has to tell a story, but because he has a story to tell. The novelist’s first novel will generally have sprung from the right cause.
and everyone wants to read the poem
we’re afraid to write.