“The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink” — T.S. Eliot. Four Quotes about Writing and Bleeding

I write with the blood that goes to the ends of my fingers, and it is a very sensuous act.

— A. S. Byatt, Paris Review

 

The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.

— T.S. Eliot

 

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

— Ernest Hemingway

 

I write so slowly that I could write in my own blood without hurting myself.

— Fran Lebowitz, Paris Review