To write is to carve a new path through the terrain of the imagination, or to point out new features on a familiar route
There is no appointment with writing other than the one we go to wondering what we're doing here and where we're going.
Dreams remind us that there is a treasure locked away somewhere, and writing is the means to try and approach the treasure. And as we know, the treasure is in the searching, not the finding.
We don't know how to think about age; we are afraid of it and we repress it.
Writing has as its horizon this possibility, prompting us to explore all ages.
writing is writing what you cannot know before you have written: it is preknowing and not knowing, blindly, with words.
The only possible reason for engaging in the hard labor of writing [is] that one is bothered by something one needs to understand, and can come to understand only "by acting out"
Writing for me is no different than playing basketball, it's my body moving among and pushing up against and being moved by other bodies of language and the energy of language.
I write because if I don’t put it down, I’ll forget it. You yell something into a well, it’ll echo for a few seconds, but then it’s gone. If you transcribe it into text, you can share it, and then it’s there.
I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live. I could not live in any of the worlds offered to me—the world of my parents, the world of war, the world of politics. I had to create a world of my own, like a climate, a country, an atmosphere in which I could breathe, reign, and recreate myself when destroyed by living.