It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.
— William Arthur Ward
I don’t believe in it. All writing is difficult. The most you can hope for is a day when it goes reasonably easily. Plumbers don’t get plumber’s block, and “Doctors don’t get doctor’s block; why should writers be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working, and then expects sympathy for it?
— Tell a Friend-Philip Pullman, answering “What do you do about writer’s block?”