As I posted a little while ago, Larry Gelbart was one of my favorite writers. Since then I found this previously unpublished essay from him about what it is to be a writer. You can find it here.
It's full of gems like:
"If even one short sentence of anything I’ve ever written in anyway reflects this dream-like passage called life, I can only hope that the mirror I’ve held up to it has been sufficiently cracked."
If you're a writer, it'll resonate. If you're not a writer, it'll give you a bit more insight into how we nutballs think.