Every good poem begins in language awake to its own connections — language that hears itself and what is around it, sees itself and what is around it, looks back at those who look into its gaze and knows more perhaps even than we do about who are, what we are. ~ Jane Hirshfield
I still encourage anyone who feels at all compelled to write to do so. I just try to warn people who hope to get published that publication is not all that it is cracked up to be. ~ Anne Lamott
The blank page gives a horizon for what you can write, because you always have this conflict between what you want to say and what you could say. And writing is this conflict. ~ Allaa Al-Aswany
In every bit of honest writing in the world… there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. ~ John Steinbeck
Great books are weighed and measured by their style and matter, and not the trimmings and shadings of their grammar. ~ Mark Twain
Tip 7: Keep human! See people; go places, drink if you feel like it.