Two quotes from Jason Fried on writing, from issue 12 of Offscreen Magazine.
I guess I’ve grown to love it [writing] because it forces me to think and consolidate my thoughts. It forces me to be clear, to be able to explain what’s in my head to someone else. — Jason Fried
The “bait for knowledge”:
I know just about nothing, so any chance I get to learn something new, or to see something in the different light, is a potential moments of growth. Putting your own ideas out in the world returns other people’s ideas right back to you. Writing is like a boomerang in that sense. It’s bait for knowledge. — Jason Fried