I cannot and do not live in the world of discretion, not as a writer, anyway. I would prefer to, I assure you - it would make life easier. But discretion is, unfortunately, not for novelists.
The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.
A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.
I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing.
The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists' discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
Trust is the first step to love.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
The terrorist is the one with the small bomb.
The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.
Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it.
Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
It's always hard to wrap up a series. The longer I spend with the characters, the more they become like friends.
Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power.
The more you know the less you need to say.
Under a tyranny, most friends are a liability. One quarter of them turn "reasonable" and become your enemies, one quarter are afraid to speak, and one quarter are killed and you die with them. But the blessed final quarter keep you alive.
I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
Every moment is a new beginning.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Man is not himself only...He is all that he sees; all that flows to him from a thousand sources...He is the land, the lift of its mountain lines, the reach of its valleys.
One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
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