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The sky was the color of Edgar Allan Poe's pajamas.
To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
Our world isn't made of earth, air and water or even molecules and atoms; our world is made of language.
Education is for growth and fulfillment.
Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars.
A child's mind is its living room; it's is going to be residing there for the rest of its earthly existence.
When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.
The trickster's function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end, the trickster gives people what they really want, some sort of freedom.
I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.
Usually, autobiography is such an indulgence of the ego.
When I sit down to write, I just let the goose out of the bottle.
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.
I think science has begun to demonstrate that aging is a disease. If it is, it can be cured.
A child's mind is its living room; it's going to be residing there for the rest of its earthly existence.
At the typewriter you find out who you are.
If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.
Wit and playfulness represent a desperately serious transcendence of evil. Humor is both a form of wisdom and a means of survival.
Well, I believe life is a Zen koan, that is, an unsolvable riddle. But the contemplation of that riddle - even though it cannot be solved - is, in itself, transformative. And if the contemplation is of high enough quality, you can merge with the divine.
Most Americans pay lip service to the idea of freedom, but can't handle real freedom.
Transformation, liberation and celebration are the themes of all my novels.
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.'
We use so much bad language that it forms a barrier between ourselves and the truth.
In Seattle, I soon found that my radical ideas and aesthetic explorations - ideas and explorations that in Richmond, Virginia, might have gotten me stoned to death with hush puppies - were not only accepted but occasionally applauded.
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.
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