"I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles."
"You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you, and we edit to let the fire show through the smoke."
"If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word."
"There is no limit to how rough a rough draft can be."
"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft."