‘Writing that is impossible to feel indifferent to, where the stories allow you to create lines of thought and and debate ideas against which you may unavoidably define yourself.’
― Tanya Clark

‘Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.’ 
― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some instructions on writing and life

‘My starting point is always a feeling of partisanship, a sense of injustice. When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, “I am going to produce a work of art”. I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.’
― George Orwell, Why I Write

‘Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.’
― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

‘If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.’
― Stephen King, On Writing

‘It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.’
― Mahatma Gandhi, ‘Harijan’

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