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You can't learn to write in college. It's a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than you do - and they don't. They have prejudices. They may like Henry James, but what if you don't want to write like Henry James? They may like John Irving, for instance, who's the bore of all time.
We've gotta become the Martians. I'm a Martian - I tell you to become Martians. And we've gotta go to Mars and civilize Mars and build a whole civilization on Mars and then move out, 300 years from now into the universe. And when we do that, we have a chance of living forever.
I find it amusing that I'm on the Internet now, because I've criticized it, but mainly I've criticized it on the basis of, 'What are you going to do with it?'
If you want to find the source of much of the music of modern day Russia, you will find it in the incredible compositions of that crazed lunatic Berlioz.
Look at the Chandra Levy case. It's become a Star Chamber. The major networks, the cable networks, they're being prosecutors. They're judges and jurors and executioners. Well, c'mon, that's ridiculous. But they're doing it.
I have a big box of autographs. I took photographs of me and Marlene Dietrich, me and Ida Lupino. I took pictures of Myrna Loy and Joel McCrea in front of the studios. I loved Hollywood. I have 500 autographs and 500 photographs I took.
Why go to a machine when you could go to a human being?
I think we're doing a dreadful job of educating.
I don't control my writing - it controls me.
I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money.
Libraries raised me.
Facts are not interesting to me.
The Internet is a big distraction.
Bo Derek is a really good friend of mine, and I'd like to spend more time with her.
Electronic books are junk.
I don't do research. I never have.
I don't need to be vindicated, and I don't want attention.
I got started as an actor when I was 12.
In Hollywood, they think they know it all. You, as a writer, are essentially an outsider. Novelists and short-story writers, especially.
My favorite writers have been those who've said things well.
When you're older you want to learn from other people.
I felt a bit bookish, cut off from life.
I'm not a futurist.
I don't tell anyone how to write and no one tells me.
I think the reason my stories have been so successful is that I have a strong sense of metaphor.
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