Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind.
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages.
When tempest tossed, embrace chaos.
Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
I believe that I was a dog in a past life. That's the only thing that would explain why I like to snack on Purina Dog Chow.
Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid.
Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.
Somebody asked me about the current choice we're being given in the presidential election. I said, Well, it's like two of the scariest movies I can imagine.
Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and disappear into it, and that was the only way out of that house when I was a kid.
There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society.
Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time.
I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would rather have one than a new Ferrari.
A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power.
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