“Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.” - Ray Bradbury
"It's true that writing is a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much com- panionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them." - Anne Tyler
“All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through the cracks of another. Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes -- characters even -- caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you.” - Diane Setterfield
Art above by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) and Adelaide Claxton (1840-1900).