Fresh Mommy, I found these quotes from famous novelists:
A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together. - Margaret Atwood
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual. - Honore de Balzac
Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it. - Toni Morrison
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. - Iris Murdoch
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot
The van Gogh painting may not necessarily work for all these quotes, but I wanted to post this lovely picture anyway :)
Happy Sunday everyone!