"I know that's not who I am, much as I would have it so."
"We're not those characters we want to be. We're those characters we are."
"He was like a man who stands upon a hill above the town he had left, yet does not say 'The town is near,' but turns his eyes upon the distant soaring ranges.”
"You can't kill the deep roots by cutting off a few top branches."
"The only ideas worth writing about are the big ideas."
"I think back in the caveman days, our ancestors would huddle around the fire at night and the wolves would be howling in the dark, just beyond the light. And one person would start talking and he would tell a story so we wouldn't be so scared in the dark."
"It's not the page count that's important. It's telling the story."