The best writing is not about the writer, the best writing is absolutely not about the writer, it's about us, it's about the reader.
'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' had a formative effect on me. I think it's one of those works that if you encounter it very early you're doubly enchanted by the beauty of the language and the strangeness of the vision. It stays with you.
When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you're suffering in.
The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
Charles Edward Montague