Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down.
A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.
Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy.
When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely.
I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years.
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something.
I can see every monster as they come in.
Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.
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