Another Quotation which Might (or Might Not) inspire you to write:
"My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: when you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip." - Elmore Leonard
There are some marvelous, insightful American authors these days, some very productive and others doling out a gem every decade or two. In my humble opinion, Elmore "Dutch" Leonard is our greatest living writer.