If a writer falls in love with you, you'll never die.
Start writing. I don't mean to sound dismissive, but START WRITING. There is NO SUCH THING as "too late" in the arts.
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction.
Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.
—Joseph L. Mankiewicz
It isn't by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
If you want to write...you must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books...You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.