“Sometimes the truth is like a second chance.”–Dar Williams

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.”–Muriel Rukeyser

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.”–Anne Lamott

“I had to learn that muses can be fired or dismissed but writers either do or don’t write, without permission or encouragement from anyone. I did begin.” –Anne Roiphe

“In the months that follow you bend to the work, because it feels like hope, like grace–and because you know in your lying cheater’s heart that sometimes a start is all we ever get.” -Junot Diaz