Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.
It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.
It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you.
Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
I wanted to see what was there for me once, what is there for me now.
People change and forget to tell each other.
I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
Nobody knows what you want except you, and no one will be as sorry as you if you don't get it.
For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.
Was it always my nature to take a bad time and block out the good times, until any success became an accident and failure seemed the only truth?
Freedom costs you a great deal.
There are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it like in the Bible with the locusts. And other people who stand around and watch them eat.
The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier.
Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.
You do too much. Go and do nothing for a while. Nothing.
I'm good at embroidery. It's what I always wanted to do.... Yep, instead of whoring, I just wanted to do fancy embroidery.
If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama.
Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
My father was often angry when I was most like him.
Drinking makes uninteresting people matter less and late at night, matter not at all.
Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
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