Writer & His Writing
It was a holiday. But before I would enjoy the mood, I was disturbed by an inexplicable wave of thought. I could not make out what it was. Suddenly I remembered Rahul, my bosom friend; also my philosopher and guide. I placed my problem in front of him and waited earnestly for his reaction. Instead of helping me out and counselling me on my situation he laughed at me and coolly added that it is nothing but a invitation from Nature; that I can feel but not hear! Invitation for what? You might be asking me. I mean the Inspiration from Nature which induces me to create literature. It is amazing, of course! I asked myself if I can be a creative writer. When I was a student I used to wonder at the works of great writers. How do they manage to do it when I cannot write a single sentence without making errors.
"And as a writer, one of the things that I've always been interested in doing is actually invading your comfort space. Because that's what we're supposed to do. Get under your skin, and make you react."
- Stephen King
"The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention."
- Flannery O'Connor
"I'm happy to be a writer - of prose, poetry, every kind of writing. Every person in the world who isn't a recluse, hermit or mute uses words. I know of no other art form that we always use."
- Maya Angelou
"The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money."
- Karl Marx
"I'm a writer, and I will write what I want to write."
- J. K. Rowling
"No writer must be measured by a word or paragraph. He is to be measured by his work - by the tendency, not of one line, but by the tendency of all."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
"The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes."
- W. Somerset Maugham
"To be a writer you have to be out in the world, you have to risk yourself in the world, you have to be immersed in the world, you have to go out looking for it. This becomes harder as you get older because there's less energy, the days are shorter for older people and it's not so easy to go out and immerse oneself in the world outside."
- V. S. Naipaul
"A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing."
- Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994) Writer