We’ve collected the best Ruth Ozeki Quotes. Use them as an inspiration.
The relationship between reader and writer is reciprocal in a way. We co-create each other. We are constantly emerging out of the relationship we have with others.
I think all characters are facets of the writer. In a way, they have to be if you’re going to write them convincingly.
There’s something about the idea of writing, and thinking about writing as a form of prayer – the way as a writer you call out into the world and throw your words into the world. You’re not praying to a god, but you’re almost conjuring a reader to arrive. That’s what books do: they’re an invitation to readers.
Inspiration comes from everything from the entire world, and it’s hard to pinpoint one thing. I can trace one inspiration to the writing of 13th-century Zen master Dogen Zenji, who writes beautifully about time.
Writing is solitary. You spend so much time alone and in your own mind, telling stories.