I'm inspired by almost everything I come across in life, and one way or another they find themselves sneaking into my stories.
Other quotes by James Dashner
Don't ever let the other stuff get in the way of your inherent skills as a kick-butt storyteller. Move the reader, make them happy and sad and excited and scared. Make them stare into space after they've put the book down, thinking about the tale that's become a part of them.