“There is enormous power in stating something simply and well.”
“I take infinite care in how a sentence sounds to me.”
"You take your material where you find it, which is in your life, at the intersection of past and present. The memory-traffic feeds into a rotary up on your head, where it goes in circles for a while, then pretty soon imagination flows in and the traffic merges and shoots off down a thousand different streets. As a writer, all you can do is pick a street and go for the ride, putting things down as they come at you."
Donald M. Murray
“Writing breeds writing.”
“Write what makes you happy.”
"I believe a good book doesn't explain everything. It's a springboard, an open door. It gives readers some space to make their own choices and connections."
"When I write, I can shake off all my cares."
“To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement.”
“What I didn't realize is how many doors the act of writing unlocks…”
“My writing comes from ideas that make a sound in my heart.”
“Look, then, into thine heart and write!”