The title always comes last. What I really work hard on is the beginning. Where do you begin? In what tone do you begin? I almost have to have a scene in my mind.
Four years earlier I had been selected, with Kay Boyle, the writer, and a number of others, to go to Cambodia and come back and prove that there were no sanctuaries in that country.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
May 4th is a particularly memorable day in American history because 84 years to the day before May 4, 1970, there was another demonstration at the Haymarket Square in Chicago.
Isn’t it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?
A dog is like a liberal. He wants to please everybody. A cat really doesn’t need to know that everybody loves him.
I want my careless song to strike no minor key; no fiend to stand between my body’s Southern song – the fusion of the South, my body’s song and me.
In time I began to understand that it’s when you start writing that you really find out what you don’t know and need to know.
But he said Blanket Hill should be a national monument. And so we came out of his chambers feeling, though while we had lost to the powers of darkness, we had at least shown one Federal Judge what the right path would have been.
I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting and trying to weed out the lumber.