Haruki Murakami on the connection between travel and making art:
[T]raveling and writing fiction may be a similar experience. You first start by visiting near by places, convenient places, places everyone knows about, and then gradually, you start traveling to more distant, deeper and darker places — even more dangerous places. Just like a surfer goes farther away from the shore to find bigger waves.
The newly redesigned Paris Review has pulled together over six decades of quotations from writers. Delightful.