- Zadie Smith
"To speak personally, the very reason I write is so that I might not sleepwalk through my entire life."
- Joan Didion
"I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear."
- Patrick Henry
"The borders between reading and writing and living are fluid. I do not take time out from life to write, nor do I take time out from life to read. When I quote somebody, I'm not hiding. I'm introducing you to one of my conversation partners."
- Leander Kirk
"To live with the Bible is more like living with a multi-generational, extended family than with a crotchety grandfather who keeps telling us of the good old days.
I've removed Simon's links from a couple of these names, as they no longer go anywhere - in the best tradition of the Internet!