|"As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
|"At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
|"Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it"|
|"I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort"|
|"I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.
|"I'm not entangled in shaping my work according to other people's views of how I should have done it"|
|"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it"|
|"If you're going to hold someone down you're going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression"|