One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment.
I'm sorry I wrote such a long letter. I did not have the time to write a short one.
Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Writers are just people who have a whole lot on the inside that they need to get to the outside, with pen and paper as their preferred method of transport. Same with dancers, artists, and singers - all the same urges with differing transportation.
Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.