Any great work of art . . . revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world -- the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.
Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
There is no procedure for learning to write. What you must do, is learn to think.
Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long.