Words are, of course, the most powerful drugs used by mankind.
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'
Nothing that happens to a writer, however happy, however tragic, is ever wasted.