Friday, September 2, 2011

The Reader and the Writer

As a child he was sometimes found at midnight by a page still reading. They took his taper away, and he bred glow-worms to serve his purpose. They took the glow-worms away, and he almost burnt the house down with a tinder.

Orlando: A Biography (1928)
Virgina Woolf

You know, as a writer, if you took away my paper, I would write on my heart. If you take away my ink, I'd write on the wind. It wouldn't be an ideal way to work.

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace "Hell Hath Fury" (2004)
written by Matthew Holness & Richard Ayoade

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