Here are mine in no real order:
1. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
- Kurt Vonnegut
You'd be surprised how many times I've used this quote.
2."I suppose the character is public ground. If you're willing to bring it into people's houses every week, the [fans] are entitled to certain liberties, where ever their imagination is carried by those characters."
--Paul Gross (character Ben Fraser), Executive Producer of due South, quoted in the Toronto Globe & Mail, August 8, 1998
Every time I hear about a professional writer who says that fanfic is evil and should never be written by anyone I always think of this quote. I can't imagine why ;)
3. I don't like to say I have given my life to art. I prefer to say art has given me my life.