I get a fine, warm feeling when I’m doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let’s face it, writing is hell.
William Styron (June 11, 1925–November 1, 2006). Interviewed in The Paris Review. (Spring 1954,
Styron wrote The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967) and Sophie's Choice (1979, among other things.