Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
There are two kinds of truth; The truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science and the second is art.
The more you reason the less you create.
Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.
A writer who is afraid to overreach himself is as useless as a general who is afraid to be wrong.
Most people go through life using up half their energy trying to protect a dignity they never had.
A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.
The actual writing is what you live for. The rest is something you have to get through in order to arrive at the point.
There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.
If people could deal with each other honestly, they would not need agents.