Five Great Quotations on What is a Writer

“Writers, like elephants, have long, vicious memories. There are things I wish I could forget.” – William S. Burroughs

“Writing is…being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and to then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page.” – Mary Gaitskill

“Nothing but black ink runs through my veins!” – Hiromu Arakawa

“Writers build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it.” – David Gerrold

“Writers are nothing more than borderline schizophrenics who are able to control the voices.” – Jennifer Salaiz