The worst advice a young writer can get is Write what you know. Imagination is more important than experience.
I offered him ,000. He just laughed.
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He's asleep in the harbor, disguised as dog shit.
Saul's vitals were not human, but familiar:he never told me he was from another world:I never told him I was from his future.
Tonight we're going to show you eight silent ways to kill a man.
She smiled. I wouldn't mind. Is that a difference between men and women or between you and me? I think it's a difference between you and merely sane people.
If you asked him, he would say the only connection between free will and religion in his life was the fact that he hadn't set foot in a synagogue since he turned eighteen.
Big money seeks out the company of its own, for purposes of reproduction.
Maybe after the war we'll be civilized again. That's the way it has always happened in the past.
Maybe war is an inevitable product of human nature. Maybe to get rid of war, we have to become something other than human.
You're actually a soldier, he said to me, and you go along with this foolishness? I didn't ask to be a soldier. And I can't imagine a peace as foolish as this war we're in.
She hadn't been such a bad girl before the power went to her head.
You were a Jesuit? Franciscan. We run a close second in being pains in the ass.
Rationalism doesn't require belief, only observation. The real, measurable world doesn't care what you believe.