First fight. Then fiddle.
Favorite poems are like favorite children. We definitely have them but we never tell as the others would have their feelings hurt.
I probably like being isolated more than many people do, but I’m lucky to have the friendship of many fine people, and they keep me from becoming very isolated. The world of my mind is certainly a populated and warm place, too. It’s difficult for me to become too isolated with such resources.
A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.
Follow your image as far as you can no matter how useless you think it is. Push yourself.
I had a lot of trouble in school to begin with. I got left back in kindergarten, and I was in special education. My teachers didn’t have very much faith in me.
The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.
Books should have a purpose. Books should be practical in some sense.
As humans, we’re so easily persuaded. We join this cause or that cause, and suddenly the other thing is wrong.
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.