In Other’s Words

“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”
― Henry Miller
“Writing is turning life’s worst moments into money.”
― J.P. Donleavy
“Don’t trust anybody who’d rather be grammatically correct than have a good time.”
― Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All
“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”
― Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country
“My understanding of the meaning of a book is that the book itself disappears from sight, that it is chewed alive, digested and incorporated into the system as flesh and blood which in turn creates new spirit and reshapes the world.”
― Henry Miller
“We’re making it up. The world, the universe, life, reality. Especially reality.”
― Tom Robbins
“The purpose of writing is to make your mother and father drop dead with shame.”

 J.P. Donleavy
“Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale..”
― Gabriel García Márquez
“You could not tell a story like this. A story like this you could only feel.”
― Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda
“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”
― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
“The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.”
― Kurt Vonnegut Jr.