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.
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.