One man was so mad at me that he ended his letter: “Beware. You will never get out of this world alive.”
captivating quotations from movies, television, literature and people - curated by actual geeks.
The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the townlets wither a time and die.
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
A book is like a man—clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there’s an opening convey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.