You grow ravenous. You run fevers. You know exhilarations. You can't sleep at night, because your beast-creature ideas want out and turn you in your bed. It is a grand way to live.
The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.
Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.
Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.
Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
His library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore.
It doesn't matter what you do...so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away.
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.
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