Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times.
You who speak languages, you are such liars.
The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you.
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.
God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause.
I don't believe that there are aliens. I believe there are really different people.
Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.
It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good', to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community.
Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it.
The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible.
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