Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.
Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
With each book I write, I become more and more convinced that the books have a life of their own, quite apart from me.