"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."
"You don't put yourself into what you write, you find yourself there."
"Writing is talking to oneself."
"'Like' is a language condom."
"The text is like an object. It's going to change perspective depending on where you're standing."
"As little as you want to write when you're happy, that's how much you have to write when you're miserable. Your passions need to go somewhere, and this is the only place left. Your suffering has to be good for something. It's not for me to say if the words were worth the price."
"My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but rather was done to last for all time."
"If you want to be a good writer, you can't have a mediocre life."