I was putting together some thoughts for YDRU and came across the following quotes. I just like 'em, plus, each of which touch on stuff we've focused on in the last 18 months of writing talk:
"Don't say the old lady screamed -- bring her on and let her scream." -- Mark Twain.
"Don't write about Man, write about a man." -- E.B. White.
"The more personal you are, the more universal you become." -- Donald Murray
"The effort of writing never sucks." -- Ken Fuson