It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
Literature has to be believable while real life seldom is.
Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade in public. Never clothe them in vulgar and shoddy attire.
A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
We denizens of Earth have a common vice. We take what we’re offered whether we need it or not. You can get into a lot of trouble that way.
Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement – get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible. Never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives.
This writing business. Pencils and what not. Overrated if you ask me.