Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
- Thomas Berger
I love this quote!
Isn't it a wonderful image? I get such a great visual of a writer pounding away on a keyboard with clouds and clouds of images filling the air. The clouds for me are filled with hazy characters in all kinds of situations. Some peaceful, some suspenseful, some happy and some terrifying.
And we take those hazy images in the clouds and pour them onto paper. That sounds easy. It most certainly isn't!
It's the possiblities in the quote that make me smile. The fact that we can and do make so much from nothing at all. Like all of the arts, writing is incredibly creative -- and incredibly exhausting. I think this quote showcases our compulsions with a little bit of humour as well.
What's one of your favourite quotes about writing?