“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.“ E. B. White

In a 2000 Nickelodeon Magazine interview, J. K. Rowling, born on this day in 1965, echoes E. B. White’s contention that “a writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.“ Chuck Close would agree, as would Tchaikovsky and Jack White.

Or, as Isabel Allende aptly put it, "Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”

(via explore-blog)