A collection of provocative quotes, and the articles that contain them, stoking the fires of inspiration

Writing the Lake Shore Limited

“Train time is found time. My main job is to be transported; any reading or writing is extracurricular. The looming pressure of expectation dissolves. And the movement of a train conjures the ultimate sense of protection—being a baby, rocked in a bassinet.”

@jessicagross on The Paris Review blog on Amtrak's writing residency.

Single Woman Seeking Manwich

Turning the Page