• "Creative writers are, or should be, speakers for our people's daily lives, mediated by a historical consciousness, rooted in our indigenous concept of our cosmos and its laws." —Rosario Cruz-Rocero
  • "Write what should not be forgotten." — Isabel Allende
  • "Write hard and clear about what hurts.” ― Ernest Hemingway
  • "What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open." — Muriel Rukeyser
  • "The goal is to make a space where a few ideas and images and feelings may be so arranged that a reader will want to linger awhile among them, rather than to flee." — Janet Malcolm
  • "Writing is a process of coming out of hiding. And if you don’t practice consciously, rigorously, the world will keep sending you back to your hiding place."_
  • "What I wanted to do was succeed in saying something that belonged to me. I am the place where an experience demands to be written" — Annie Ernaux
  • "One of the obligations of the writer is to say or sing all that he or she can, to deal with as much of the world as becomes possible to him or her in language." — Denise Levertov
  • "If you teach me something beautiful I will name it quickly before it floats away." — Kaveh Akbar
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