Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen. —George Saunders

 

I used to think I wrote because there was something I wanted to say. Then I thought, "I will continue to write because I have not yet said what I wanted to say"; but I know now I continue to write because I have not yet heard what I have been listening to. —Mary Ruefle 

 

Every time I sit down to write I dare the universe. I dare my own death. I dare my 26 horses into syllables and we take off. —Rachel Eliza Griffiths

 

Artwork by Sandra Dieckmann