Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It’s all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self-portrait. Everything is a diary.
If you really want to be a writer, nobody can stop you — and if you don’t, nobody can help you.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.