A Quote by Natalie Goldberg on writer, writing, soda pop, and copying

We always worry that we are copying someone else, that we don't have our own style. Don't worry. Writing is a communal act. Contrary to popular belief, a writer is not Prometheus alone on a hill full of fire. We are very arrogant to think we alone have a totally original mind. We are carried on the backs of all the writers who came before us. We live in the present with all the history, ideas, and soda pop of this time. It all gets mixed up in our writing.

Natalie Goldberg

Source: Writing Down the Bones, Pages: 79

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos