“When I write I try as far as possible to forget I’m writing it at all. I tell it down onto the page, as if I’m telling it to one person only, my best friend.”
“What I take from writers I like is their economy —
the ability to use language to very effective ends.
The ability to have somebody read something and see it,
or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery
with just sheets of words — that’s magical.
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at,
what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
“Editing is the same as quarreling with writers — same thing exactly.”
Yes. Yes. YES.
“Although I don’t feel that it’s at all necessary to tell you how I feel about the principle of individuality, I know that I’m going to have to spend
the rest of my life expressing it one way or another, and I think that I’ll accomplish more by expressing it on the keys of a typewriter than by letting it express itself in sudden outbursts of frustrated violence.”
Hunter S. Thompson
“Writing is hard for every one of us, straight white men included.
Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.”