"For a writer, the best way to speak is by writing. You will find everything I need to say in my works. Speech is carried off by the wind; the written word can never be obliterated."
- Mo Yan, first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Prize in literature (2012).
"Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it." -Novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (France)
"The only way I can write narrative is to get right outside my body and experience it. This can be exhausting and at times dangerous. One cannot be sure of redemption." -William S. Burroughs