I learned to write by writing. I tended to do anything as long as it felt like an adventure, and to stop when it felt like work, which meant that life did not feel like work.

Address to the University of the Arts Class of 2012

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“No wonder Atlantis sank,” muttered Richard. “If they all felt like this in the morning it was probably a relief.”

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END IT ALL was one of them.
PUT YOURSELF OUT OF YOUR MISERY.
BE A MAN – DO YOURSELF IN.
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