I looked at the ceiling and wished this life was over. This unhappy life that had started out so confidently. I thought I would sleep no more that night but eventually I did. In the end we always wear out our worries.That's what Wireman says.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them
No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart
The cumulative power of doing things the same way every day seems to be a way of saying to the mind: You're going to be dreaming soon.
...Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
American grammar doesn't have the sturdiness of British grammar (a British advertising man with a proper education can make magazine copy for ribbed condoms sound like the Magna goddam Carta), but it has its own scruffy charm.
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.
A product is something made in a factory; a brand is something that is bought by the customer. A product can be copied by a competitor; a brand is unique. A product can be quickly outdated; a successful brand is timeless.
French is the language that turns dirt into romance
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot...reading is the creative center of a writer's life...you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
Books are a uniquely portable magic