p19_robinson-1-Marilynne Robinson on writing: 

“[T]he thing about writing is that you find out more about your mind, in a sense, than you would find out by any other means. You find out where your imagination lives, and what your favourite words are, and what kinds of things have an emotional charge that you would not anticipate they would have. You find out that you have an incredible store of memory that you would not otherwise access. And so you have the feeling of being a much larger life, in a way, than you would have known you were if you had not written.”

HT: A Minister of the Word, Church Times