Five Great Quotations about Passion for Writing

“…if you’re not willing to prioritize your writing, perhaps you should do something else?” – Theodora Goss

“Writing is like a lump of coal. Put it under enough pressure and polish it enough and you might just end up with a diamond. Otherwise, you can burn it to keep warm.” – A.J. Dalton

“You know, they ask me if I were on a desert island and I knew nobody would ever see what I wrote, would I go on writing. My answer is most emphatically yes. I would go on writing for company. Because I’m creating an imaginary – it’s always imaginary – world in which I would like to live.” – William S. Burroughs

“I will write until the day I die, or until I am robbed of my capacity to reason. Even if my fingers were to clench and wither, even if I were to grow deaf or blind, even if I were unable to move a muscle in my body save for the blink of one eye, I would still write. Writing saved my life.” – Dani Shapiro

“When the vision fills your brain and passion hits your gut, the need to write it down cannot be stifled.” – Marti Melville