His ignorance was an Empire State Building of ignorance. You had to admire it for its size.
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand, and there you are.
The two most beautiful words in the English language are: ''Check Enclosed.''
I might repeat to myself . . . a list of quotations from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things.
If you're going to write, don't pretend to write down. It's going to be the best you can do, and it's the fact that it's the best you can do that kills you.
There is entirely too much charm around, and something must be done to stop it.
All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.