Leo Rosten On Writing

d319b-img_1983Leo Rosten (April 11, 1908 – February 19, 1997)

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate.  Behind the need to communicate is the need to share.  Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.  The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved.  And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.