Gin and water is the source of all my inspiration.
Whisky and beer for fools; absinthe for poets.
Really, I can't imagine the drug scene. My generation are drinkers and smokers; I wouldn't stick a needle in myself for a hatful of golden guineas.
It is splendid to be a great writer, to put men into the frying pan of your words and make them pop like chestnuts.
No iron can stab the heart with such force as a full stop put just at the right place.
It's almost a month now, and I've scarcely finished a single page.
Martial AD C.40-C.104: Epigrammata,tr. James Michie
All experience is good for writers - except for physical pain.