The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
A terrible thing about getting oldish is that your friends start dying, and in the last ten years I have lost seven or eight of my closest.
I only keep books that I like very much. Otherwise I’d throw them out.
I used to fish the Border rivers, but nowadays you have to queue up for a shot and I can’t stand that.
Anybody who writes doesn’t like to be misunderstood.
When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.
I don’t think of myself all the time.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
The West is now closed.
A lot of the stories I’ve read about myself, I don’t even recognize who they’re writing about.