"Writers-- particularly storytellers like myself-- write about people. That is ironic, since we actually know nothing about them.
"Think about it. Why does someone become a writer? Is it because they like people? Of course not. Why else would we seek out a job where we get to spend all day, every day, cooped up in our basement with no company besides paper, a pencil, and our imaginary friends?
"Writers hate people. If you've ever met a writer, you know that they're generally awkward, slovenly individuals who live beneath stairwells, hiss at those who pass, and forget to bathe for weeklong periods. And those are the socially competent ones."
Brandon Sanderson, "Alcatraz versus The Scrivener's Bones" (a fabulous book, BTW).
I thought this was too funny and had to share it with my other "awkward" friends! ;oD