The Vision Has To Be Something That Hurts

The whole point about vision is that it’s very individual, it’s very personal, and it has to be confessional. It has to be something which hurts – the pulling out of it and putting it on the page hurts. Art can be about the individual writer’s response to his or her condition, and if that response comes out of a predigested belief about what the audience wants to hear about the writer’s condition, then it has no truth, it has no validity. You either write with your own blood or nobody’s. Otherwise it’s just ink.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Clive Barker Quotes (Author of The Hellbound Heart). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10366.Clive_Barker [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].
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Nothing Ever Begins

Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Clive Barker Quotes (Author of The Hellbound Heart). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10366.Clive_Barker [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].

Nothing Is More Wonderful Than Discovering A New Voice

Make your own worlds. Make your own laws. Make your own creations, your own star systems. Don’t feel answerable to anyone, or as though you have to create after some preordained model. You don’t have to write like myself, or King or Anne Rice: be yourself. Nothing is more wonderful than discovering a new voice, particularly if it happens to be your own.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Clive Barker Quotes (Author of The Hellbound Heart). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10366.Clive_Barker [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].