Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: when you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip.
There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
Don't loaf and invite inspiration. Light after it with a club, and if you don't get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.
The faster I write the better my output. If I'm going slow I'm in trouble. It means I'm pushing the words instead of being pulled by them.
Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, the it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightening and the lightening bug.