A writer lives, at least, in a state of astonishment. Beneath any
feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of
wonder at it all. To transmit that feeling, he writes.
- William Sansom
Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write.
- Robert Penn Warren
The duty and the task of a writer are those of an interpreter.
- Marcel Proust
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for
other people. - Thomas Mann
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
- Karl Kraus
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach
Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a
whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. - F. Scott Fitzgerald