The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
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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.
Give a critic an inch, he’ll write a play.
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.