Bill James on Writing
Bill James as quoted by Tim O'Reilly: “Every form of strength is also a form of weakness. Pretty girls tend to become insufferable because, being pretty, their faults are too much tolerated. Possessions entrap men, and wealth paralyzes them. I learned to write because I am one of those people who somehow cannot manage the common communications of smiles and gestures, but must use words to get across things that other people would never need to say.”
Also, if you have an interest in baseball and statistics, this article on Bill James is a must-read.