"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."
"Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications."
"Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."
"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
"I write to find out what I'm talking about."
"When the plot flags, bring in a man with a gun."