Why then the world’s mine oyster / Which I with sword will open.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
True translation is transparent: it does not obscure the original, does not stand in its light, but rather allows pure language.
The head that will become a skull is already empty. Madness is the déjà-là of death.
Think globally, act locally.
Psychic spies from China try to steal your mind’s elation.
O, damn you and your Paris fads!
My best sources are my travels and my collection of National Geographic.
“We read, frequently if not unknowingly, in search of a mind more original than our own.” ––Harold Bloom
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue.
“If a student works rigorously, no topic is truly foolish.”
“Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.”
A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.
Thought is the thought of thought.
“No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald