Five great quotations about writing

“We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” – Isaac Asimov

“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair, the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.” – Stephen King, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft”

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” – James Michener

“Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn’t we?” – Terri Guillemets