"The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it." - Karl Marx
This is in a way is incorrect, but I still like it.
update: here are some more.
"If you wish to be a writer, write." Epictetus
"Writing is like sex. The more you think about it, the harder it is to do. It's better not to think about it so much and just let it happen." Stephen King
"Writers aren't exactly people . . . they're a whole lot of people trying to be one person." F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Writing is like the relationship with your bowels. First you can, then you can't. Finally, you must. Only then should you reach for the paper." Howard Nemerov