Writing

"The job of the writer is to take a close and uncomfortable look at the world they inhabit, the world we all inhabit, and the job of the novel is to make the corpse stink."
"The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say."
"Grand. There's a word I really hate. It's a phony. I could puke every time I hear it."
"Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself...It's a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent."
"Definition of rock journalism- People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read."
"God pity the poor novelist."
"Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form."
"My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see."
"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen."
"Toby- All right. It couldn't have gone far, right?Sam- No.Toby- Somewhere in this building...is our talent."
"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."
"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."