People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.
I haven't had a TV in 10 years, and I really don't miss it. 'Cause it's always so much more fun to be with people than it ever was to be with a television.
There are worse things you can do to people you love than kill them.
People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone.
Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished.
If you haven't already noticed, all my books are about a lonely person looking for some way to connect with other people. In a way, that is the opposite of the American Dream: to get so rich you can rise above the rabble, all those people on the freeway or, worse, the bus.
The journalist researches a story. The novelist imagines it. What's funny is, you'd be amazed at the amount of time a novelist has to spend with people in order to create this single lonely voice. This seemingly isolated world. It's hard to call any of my novels fiction.