The folks who read my books are so passionate about each one of them that the people making my movies are more afraid of my readership than they are of me.
I think that I am responsible for the death of thousands of things and for the misery of thousands of people, just through the things that I buy and how I live my life, and these are not things that ever deserved to die.
You hear the best stories from ordinary people. That sense of immediacy is more real to me than a lot of writerly, literary-type crafted stories. I want that immediacy when I read a novel.
I want my characters to really overuse their coping mechanisms to the point where they break down within 300 pages.
Franklin D. Roosevelt