Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
You write a book like that you're fond of over the years, then you see that happen to it, it's like pissing in your father's beer.
Never confuse motion with action.