"I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood."
"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product."
"Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot."
"Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready."
"I don't know any other lifestyle. I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster, and I start that way, the same as I would if I were preparing to write a song: put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it."