Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
Oh, I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I'd be irresponsible, too.
Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
In democracy its your vote that counts.; In feudalism its your count that votes.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.