You create yourself as a writer each time you sit down to write.
Foundational myths - Genesis and the Big Bank. (that was a typo, but I really like it)
"No one wants an artist with no talent." - said by a senior at Oceana High School during the senior exhibitions last year.
"When it's your religion it's belief, when it's someone else's, it's superstition." Isabel Allende
"Without dragons, what is left to burn away our false selves but overspiced food?" from Eight White Nights by Andre Aciman
"There was an elephant in the room and no one was talking about it." (I know what this refers to, but, somehow, when the line is stuck out there all by itself, it sounds absurd and makes me think there's literally an elephant in the room, but that would be a different story than the one I'm writing)