Do something. If it doesn’t work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.
There is an element in some of my work that has to do with being an outsider, feeling like not part of the dominant culture.
Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason’s imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
Quality is decided by the depth at which the work incorporates the alternatives within itself, and so masters them.
I majored in Southern history in college, and much of my early work at my first job – as a staff writer at ‘Memphis’ magazine – focused on race relations.
My first two books are out of print and, okay, they can sleep there comfortably. It’s early work, derivative work.
It is poor rule that won’t work more ways than one.
People of my age who went to college, go into college, you know what it cost back then? Nothing or next to nothing. At the most, you had to work at Dairy Queen during the summer and that would pay for your college education.
College graduates work in every sector of the American economy, and the research engines incubated within our universities generate a wealth of ideas and innovations that have an enormous impact on our lives.
Play is always voluntary. What might otherwise be play is work if it’s forced.