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“Help me', he said, like a lost child.

Go to Hell, the room respectfully replied; and for the first time in his life, he knew exactly what that meant.”
Clive Barker
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“You cut up a thing that's alive and beautiful to find out how it's alive and why it's beautiful, and before you know it, it's neither of those things, and you're standing there with blood on your face and tears in your sight and only the terrible ache of guilt to show for it.”
Clive Barker
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The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
“No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.”
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Charlotte Brontë
“But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master--something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. He may lay down rules and devise principles, and to rules and principles it will perhaps for years lie in subjection; and then, haply without any warning of revolt, there comes a time when it will no longer consent.”
Charlotte Brontë

Ariel Gore
“That kind of thinking [that writers must alleviate their guilt for leading a creative life] is based on the idea that the creative life is somehow self-indulgent. Artists and writers have to understand and live the truth that what we are doing is nourishing the world. William Carlos Williams said, "It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there." You can't eat a book, right, but books have saved my life more often than sandwiches. And they've saved your life... But we don't say, oh, Maya Angelou should have silenced herself because other people have other destinies. It's interesting, because artists are always encouraged to feel guilty about their work. Why? Why don't we ask predatory bankers how they alleviate their guilt? ”
Ariel Gore

Mary Shelley
“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.”
Mary Shelley

Rita Mae Brown
“Writers will happen in the best of families.”
Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown
“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
Rita Mae Brown

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