Five quotations about writing as self-discovery

“I knew as I wrote them (journals) that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me.” – Colleen Wainwright, “communicatrix”

“Writing takes you into a confrontation of self.” – Gene Roddenberry, television producer and writer

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” – Cyril Connolly

“If writers stopped writing about what happened to them, then there would be a lot of empty pages.” – Elaine Liner, “We Got Naked, Now What”

“The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.” – George Bernard Shaw, playwright