I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer.
That’s the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
I don't profess any religion; I don't think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality.'[Interview, The New Yorker, Dec. 26, 2005]
You don't win races by wishing, you win them by running faster than everyone else does.
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