Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
x Franz Kafka
The characters make it out alive, but at a terrible cost, usually by the skin of their teeth. I want to see what’s at the core of them, and stripping them down to that core is rarely pleasant for them. But it does make them wiser, and often stronger people.
x Alexandre Voinov
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
x Saul Bellow
The thing of course, is to make yourself alive. Most people remain all of their lives in a stupor.
The point of being an artist is that you may live.
x Sherwood Anderson
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller