I thought I would lose, so I didn't prepare a speech.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
I try to avoid experience if I can. Most experience is bad.
Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
We're always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy.
It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.