—and poetry, surely, is a crisis. — J.D. Salinger, Seymour: An Introduction. (Back Bay Books January 30, 2001) Originally published January 1st 1955.
Then the writing became so fluid that I sometimes felt as if I were writing for the sheer pleasure of telling a story, which may be the human condition that most resembles levitation. – Gabriel García Márquez, Introduction to Strange Pilgrims. (Vintage; Reprint edition November 14, 2006) Originally published 1993.