Why is an alarm clock going "off" when it actually turns on?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about it?
Why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?
The future has already arrived; it's just not evenly distributed yet.
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they've hit a triple.
There is nothing like literature. I lose a cow, I write about her death, and my writing pays me enough to buy another cow.
Literature is news that stays news.
Literature is an odd occupation; the less you write, the better it must be.
My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.