“A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” —Thomas Mann

"Better over the top than under the top" - me
"Self-plagiarism is style"
--- Alfred Hitchcock
I have nothing to say / and I am saying it / and that is poetry / as I need it.
--- John Cage, "Lecture on Nothing" (1949)
“Words are bound in chains, but, happily, sounds are still free” 

—Ludwig van Beethoven, 1826, writing to the poet Christoph Kuffner