Half my life is an act of revision.
Good habits are worth being fanatical about.
You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.
You can't learn everything you need to know legally.
There's no reason you should write any novel quickly.
There are few things as seemingly untouched by the real world as a child asleep.
The building of the architecture of a novel - the craft of it - is something I never tire of.
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
There's no reason you shouldn't, as a writer, not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly.
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.