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People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.
A writer needs a life of introspection.
Most Americans pay lip service to the idea of freedom, but can't handle real freedom.
I have always been a romantic, one of those people who believes that a woman in pink circus tights contains all the secrets of the universe.
To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being.
There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.
I think science has begun to demonstrate that aging is a disease. If it is, it can be cured.
Reality is contradictory. And it's paradoxical.
In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.
I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.
Wit and playfulness represent a desperately serious transcendence of evil. Humor is both a form of wisdom and a means of survival.
What bothers most critics of my work is the goofiness. One reviewer said I need to make up my mind if want to be funny or serious. My response is that I will make up my mind when God does, because life is a commingling of the sacred and the profane, good and evil. To try and separate them is fallacy.
A child's mind is its living room; it's is going to be residing there for the rest of its earthly existence.
At the typewriter you find out who you are.
When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.
Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars.
Education is for growth and fulfillment.
If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.
Usually, autobiography is such an indulgence of the ego.
When I sit down to write, I just let the goose out of the bottle.
I would only read the novels that people classify as 'beach books' if I were being held prisoner and the only alternative was the 'Book of Mormon.'
A child's mind is its living room; it's going to be residing there for the rest of its earthly existence.
We use so much bad language that it forms a barrier between ourselves and the truth.
I show up in my writing room at approximately 10 A.M. every morning without fail. Sometimes my muse sees fit to join me there and sometimes she doesn't, but she always knows where I'll be. She doesn't need to go hunting in the taverns or on the beach or drag the boulevard looking for me.
I went to a large consolidated school in Appalachia. And I wrote the story when I was in the second grade and I took it up to the third floor to the school newspaper office that was written and edited by juniors and seniors.
When I go to the shore, I take along the poems of Pablo Neruda. I suppose it's because the poems are simultaneously lush and ripe and kind of lazy, yet throbbing with life - like summer itself.
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