Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love.
In time I began to understand that it's when you start writing that you really find out what you don't know and need to know.
To go back and read Swift and Defoe and Samuel Johnson and Smollett and Pope - all those people we had to read in college English courses - to read them now is to have one of the infinite pleasures in life.
With the Truman book, I wrote the entire account of his experiences in World War I before going over to Europe to follow his tracks in the war. When I got there, there was a certain satisfaction in finding I had it right - it does look like that.
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson