Writers live twice.
Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
If you believe you can make a living as a writer, you already have enough ego.
Nature fits all her children with something to do, / He who would write and can't write, can surely review.
There is probably no hell for authors in the next world -- they suffer so much from critics and publishers in this.
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.