The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
Get your facts first then you may distort them as you please.
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Talent is extremely common. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of the writer.
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.