Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Quote of the Day

Writing is not a job or an activity.  Nor do I sit at a desk waiting for inspiration to strike.  Writing is like a different kind of existence.  In my life, for some of the time, I am in an alternative world, which I enter through daydreaming or imagination.  That world seems as real to me as the more tangible one of relationships and work, cars and taxes.  I don't know that they're much different to each other.

However I write about these alternative worlds because it helps to preserve them.  I'm their historian, their geographer, their sociologist, their storyteller.  I write them into being.  I have to say I don't care whether this is a good thing to do or not; this is just the way I am and the way I live my life.
- John Marsden

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