.. What is art to the dilettante but the initiation of the sacred few to the exclusion of the profane crowd?..
.. It's not the stories - it's the pain and the joy and the people who stay with you long after the stories are told..
.. All kinds of images swim like tropical fish in the bathysphere inside my skull..
.. If you always move in certainty, your writing will be flat - creativity is a rugged terrain..
..I retreat into my fictional world where everything makes sense - but even there I can't even control what people do..
.. To know an other's interior life you are his confessor or a writer - the one is admitted freely, the other intrudes by discerning of spirits
.. At seventeen I tried to write poetry confining myself solely to Anglo-Saxon words - don't know if it helped, but it made me more concrete..
.. Writing with ferocity is a gift, provided that ferocity is a monomaniacal devotion to pursuing the truth..
.. No good writing flows from a polluted well - you can write about monsters, but you can't be one..
.. You mean you don't fit characters into a plot? Excatly..