I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act.
If I see an ending, I can work backward.
The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
I'm a fatalist.... I consider I am rejected in principle. My work is and, through my work, I am. If it's accepted, it's miraculous or the result of a misunderstanding.