Five Great Quotations about ‘Why Write?’

“We write to strengthen our soul and the spirit of other souls.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“To paint an image and to write a poem, is to reclaim the dignity and personal joy…it is an invitation for my creative contemplation of an opened mind…it is a storytelling venture on a blank page of paper and white canvases…it is reclaiming my life.” – Isabella Koldras

“The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. – Norbet Platt

“I think that trying to be a writer kills. Writing simply has to be a sickness, a drug.” – Charles Bukowski

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” – Albert Camus