If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.
Lonely people talking to each other can make each other lonelier.
Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
People change and forget to tell eachother.
We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads. It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them.
Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible.
It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their finest hour.
It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it
Tallulah was sitting in a group of people, giving the monologue she always thought was conversation.
It may be the only country in the world where the rich are sometimes brilliant
Decisions, particularly important ones, have always made me sleepy, perhaps because I know that I will have to make them by instinct, and thinking things out is only what other people tell me I should do
My father was often angry when I was most like him.