"It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs."
"This is all you have to do. Sit down once a day to the novel and start working without internal criticism, without debilitating expectations, without the need to look at your words as if they were already printed and bound.
The beginning is only a draft. Drafts are imperfect by definition."
"Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude"