...ultimately it come down to, are you making or are you destroying? If you try very hard to create ways of living, create dreams of what is possible, then you win. If you don't, you may make a fortune in ten years, but you're not going to be read in twenty years, and that's that.
I don't think real morality can ever be codified. You can't say, Thou shalt not, and you can't say Thou shalt. What you can say is that this is how people feel and why they feel the way they do. John Gardner
I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober.