If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes
The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs.
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.