should this be under "share a quote?" Oh, boy--I'm a rule breaker...
"The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it." Earnest Hemingway
"Any healthy man can go without food for two days -- but not without poetry." Charles Baudelaire
"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process." Henry James
"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the Truth of Imagination."