I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.
~ Peter De Vries
Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a writer. And long after you’ve become a writer, reading books others write — and rereading the beloved books of the past — constitutes an irresistible distraction from writing. Distraction. Consolation. Torment. And, yes, inspiration.
~ Susan Sontag