Moderation is the secret of survival.
I started writing when I was about thirteen.
Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last-ditch stand of the artist.
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
To me, Berlin is as much a conceit as a reality. Why? Because the city is forever in the process of becoming, never being, and so lives more powerfully in the imagination.
As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.
Call it a case of observer bias on my part, but Humanist Paganism seems to be an emerging option for those who want to be part of the Pagan community, but who want to be a little more intellectual about their practices, and they really don’t care about the ‘woo’ anymore.
The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
I have a profound resistance to the idea that a reader could say, ‘Oh, well, that’s her story.’ We should all be interested, no matter where we come from, or who our parents are. It’s not my province; it’s ours. These questions concern us all.
Relationships do not happen in abstraction. They need a place; they need a centre, even a home.