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“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.