"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't I would die."
"The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can't help it."
"It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write."
"To be a well-favoured man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature."
"Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say."
"If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster."
"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one."
"When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing."
Enrique Jardiel Poncela
"What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window."
"Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted."
"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose orpaint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic far whichis inherent in a human situation."
"Rewriting is like scrubbing the basement floor with a toothbrush."
"Writing is putting words on the paper until the voices in your head shut up."