God, life changes faster than you think.
I didn't fear failure. I expected failure.
It's both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success.
I started a second novel seven times and I had to throw them away.
It's a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life.
I have a writer's memory which makes everything worse than maybe it actually was.
In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.
I learned to forgive myself, and that enabled me to forgive my mother as a person.
Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden.