I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it.
The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.
If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come.
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
The more you reason the less you create
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside of an advertising agency.
I regard psychiatry as fifty percent bunk, thirty percent fraud, ten percent parrot talk, and the remaining ten percent just a fancy lingo for the common sense we have had for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years, if we ever had the guts to read i
Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.