I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can't do it.
Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness, and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone, and if he is a good enough writer, he must face eternity - or the lack of it - each day.
No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
DOB - July 21, 1899