I have always found writing the most pleasant form of expression. I know that I have a talent for giving pleasure with my writing. It has become my constant profession, and through the written word I have realized my life and livelihood. I have drawn the greatest possible happiness from the pursuit, especially of creative work.
I write by hand as I have always done, and enjoy opening an empty notebook waiting to be filled in.
—Muriel Spark (1918–2006)