As a kid, you think you’re the only one who feels so strange, so out-of-kilter with what seems to be expected of you. Then, with luck, you meet your tribe, the other ones who grew up feeling just as weird, and that’s who I write about.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you are writing, and aren't writing particularly well.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.
I do not write with ease, nor am I ever pleased with anything I write. And so I rewrite.
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because the people fail to see it.
—James A. Michener
I'm a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.