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The universe is not fair and it is never going to be fair.
Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories.
So, we, as human beings, live in a very imprecise world. A world where our perceptions of reality are far more important than actual reality.
An attempt to write nothing but characterization will soon bog down; I for one don't want to have somebody tell me about someone else.
Writers, all the good ones, are Natural Born Liars.
You want to balance the budget in this country? We change the salary structure for Congress and the President. Every year they don't balance the budget, we don't pay them.
To write well you must be willing to go naked into the world.
If there is a substantial difference between a gay couple and a childless heterosexual couple, I'm unable to see it.
The welfare system in the United States is vile.
It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect.
It's very strange writing science fiction in a world that moves as fast as ours does.
Before Watergate and Viet Nam, the American public, as a whole, believed everything it was told, and since then it doesn't believe anything, and both of those extremes hurt us because they prevent us from recognizing the truth.
There's a flipside to this; if you as an individual have the right to live on your own terms, you must have the right to both succeed and fail on them.
As a fiscal conservative, I think that our government should pay for itself.
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