Geez, if I could get through to you, kiddo, that depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Reduction, see? Of all feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling.
And if you ever do a survey, you'll find that people prefer illusion to reality, ten to one. Twenty, even.
Make notes—I’ve lost more material than I’ve ever written. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not still up there in one’s brain. It’s in outer space and it ain’t coming back.
Writers don't write to inform other people, they write to find out something themselves.
Make peace with what is.
And do not be paralyzed. It is better to move than to be unable to move, because you fear loss so much: loss of order, loss of security, loss of predictability.
Ours was not a political household, when I was growing up.
Some people with awful cards can be successful because of how they deal with the tragedies they're handed, and that seems courageous to me.
Haven't lost your sense of humor after all but your sense of identity is what seems to have been misplaced. No. Wrong. You don't lose what you never had.
I can write for a long time on one novel and not get tired.
I am also working on a couple of short stories for anthologies. This is new to me and Im enjoying it.
People that keep stiff upper lips find that it's hard to smile.
Two separate, distinct personalities, not separate at all, but inextricably bound, soul and body and mind, to each other, how did we get so far apart so fast?
I think living the blessed life is the luck of the draw.
Depending on the reality one must face, one may prefer to opt for illusion.
Some people have an unrealistic expectation when it comes to getting published; the fact is most publishers will turn down your work which is why you need to be persistent.
It's always obvious to me when someone is looking at me with an idea of who I am and hoping that that's the person I'm going to be. No matter how subtle it is, it's there, and you want to give them who they really want. But it ain't me.
The 'creator' and the 'editor' - two halves of the writer whole - should sleep in separate rooms.
My success is not who I am.
...let the emotional weight of a scene rest on the dialogue wherever possible. This is the easy way to avoid overinterpretation, which seems to be what turns a scene from sympathetic to sentimental.
I've never been one to tear the social fabric.
... the monotonous beauty of wealth.
Jesus but people got weird when they lived alone.
It's true that every day away from work requires two more days to get back into it.
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