"Once you know the ending, it kills the thrill."
“I am the author. You are the audience. I outrank you!”
"For a writer to create a masterpiece, he's got to think beyond what he knows."
“You wouldn’t let the truth stand in the way of a good story, would you?”
“The press is a nuisance, but it exists.”
“Never underestimate the power of words.”
“A man who can write something, or can teach someone to act, is worth much more than a man who only has money.”
“In stories, things usually turn out the way the author wants them to. In real life, they don’t.”
"I write for myself, not the critics."
“I’ll tell you the only right approach to real writing. It’s like a hunt. It’s a hunt in which a man pits his brains against against the forces of ignorance and evil. It’s a lifelong lonely safari. The prey he seeks is a truth worth telling.”