Your parents are the parents you know best. Your brother and sister, if you have them, are the brother and sister you know best. They may not be the ones you like the best. They may not be the most interesting, but they are the closest and probably the clearest to you.
There comes a time when you realize that everything is a dream, and only those things preserved in writing have any possibility of being real.
I like aristocracy. I like the beauty of aristocracy. I like the hierarchical feeling.
I always knew writing a novel was a great thing.
Man was very fortunate to have invented the book. Without it, the past would completely vanish, and we would be left with nothing, we would be naked on earth.
I wasted time writing films. I don't look back on those years as lost, but it wasn't what I should have been doing.
I write down portions, maybe fragments, and perhaps an imperfect view of what I'm hoping to write. Out of that, I keep trying to find exactly what I want.
You can write about other people and their ideas and life without having lived it, but even your perception of that is going to be colored by what you know and what you experience. And this is undeniable.
If you write enough, you begin to learn to do things. But in a way, you do start from zero each time.
In a certain sense, a writer is an exile, an outsider, always reporting on things, and it is part of his life to keep on the move. Travel is natural.
A film writer is very much like a party girl. While you're good-looking and still unlined, the possibilities seem endless. But your appeal doesn't last long and you're quickly discarded.
There is no situation like the open road, and seeing things completely afresh. I'm used to traveling. It's not a question of meeting or seeing new faces particularly, or hearing new stories, but of looking at life in a different way. It's the curtain coming up on another act.
On the Internet, everyone is writing. There is a great flowering of writing.
The whole joy of writing comes from the opportunity to go over it and make it good, one way or another.
The writing is really important in books that affect me. I read for the writing. The story is usually of less interest to me. It's the words that break your heart.
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