Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
If writers had to wait until their precious psyches were completely serene there wouldn’t be much writing done.
I sit in the dark and wait for a little flame to appear at the end of my pencil.
Use your imagination. Trust me, your lives are not interesting. Don’t write them down.
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it.
You go to the attic of your mind and rummage around and find something.
MARY HIGGINS CLARK
Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.