The ride of our lives
Life is incredible. All the twists and turns it takes. Like a roller coaster; it is the ride of our life. Without the ups and downs of life, writers would have very little to base their writing off of. The pain, suffering, oddities, love, adventure, and everything that comes with life is what makes and deepens writing. Fiction is really not that strange compared to life.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~Leonard Cohen
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~Kahlil Gibran
The books I enjoy reading are the ones where I can relate to the characters, with the events, and the thoughts; that open my eyes to a new way of looking at things; and that stirs something inside of me. I write for the same reasons.
Books are humanity in print. ~Barbara W. Tuchman