There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
The modern meaning of life's end-when does it end? How does it end? How should it end? What is the value of life? How do we measure it?
Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies.
In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act.
I think a playwright realizes after he finishes working on the script that this is only the beginning. What will happen when it moves into three dimensions?
Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.
It occured to me that eating is the only form of professionalism most people ever attain.
People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.
The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.
I quit my job just to quit. I didn't quit my job to write fiction. I just didn't want to work anymore.
I slept for four years. I didn't study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.
May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan.
One truth is the swing of the sentence, the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity of the writer as he matches with the language.
True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to.
I embarked on my life - I didn't do anything. I don't have an explanation.
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