"Literature is all, or mostly, about sex." (Anthony Burgess.)
"If you haven't got an idea, start a story anyway. You can always throw it away, and maybe by the time you get to the fourth page you will have an idea, and you'll only have to throw away the first three pages."(William Campbell Gault)
"Many suffer from the incurable disease of writing, and it becomes chronic in their sick minds". (Juvenal - Roman Satirist AD c.60 - c.130)
"Being a poet is one of the unhealthier jobs - no regular hours, so many temptations!" (Elzabeth Bishop)
"Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead." ( Gene Fowler)
"We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to." (W. Somerset Maugham)
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." (Cyril Connolly, Enemie of Promise. 1938)

"You fail only if you stop writing." (Ray Bradbury)

"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one can agree what they are." (W. Somerset Maugham)