"The only ideas worth writing about are the big ideas."
"It's not the page count that's important. It's telling the story."
"If I write it down then it lasts forever."
"Translating poetry is like taking a shower with a raincoat on."
"You only seem to know what other writers tell."
"I'm a big believer in random capitalization. The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle."
"Writing books is a little bit like raising children. You have to be careful though. It's okay to take pride in your work but it's bad to want the glory to reflect back on you."
"Every story ever told can be broken down into three parts: the beginning, the middle, and the twist."
"'Like' is a language condom."
"You don't put yourself into what you write, you find yourself there."