Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.
The gamble of literature is that I make the best work I can; the most truthful, the most representative of how I see things. I try and do that, and then I put it out there and say to you, 'What do you think?' I hope that you think well of it, obviously.
I think that a lot of us, whether we are religious or not - there are no words to express some things except religious words. For instance, 'soul.'
Thomas J. Watson