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I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it would be precisely like a novel, with a single difference: Every word of it…
All literature is gossip.
When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely.
My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.
Fame is only good for one thing – they will cash your check in a small town.
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years.
The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply.
That isn’t writing at all, it’s typing.
Well, I’m about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy.
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.…
I like to talk on TV about those things that aren’t worth writing about.
I can see every monster as they come in.
I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.
It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something.
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
No one will ever know what ‘In Cold Blood’ took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It…
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
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