I've drunk Amazon's free Diet Coke. Nothing makes more sense to me than a company trying to make bookselling into a profitable business. I'm not anti-Amazon, and I'm not pro-publishers either. I'm pro-books.
I just completed a long car trip on a Sunday in August with two small children, which believe me is enough to convince you that Samuel Beckett was right about everything.
I read obsessively when I'm writing. I think there are two kinds of fiction writers, those who read incessantly while they write and those who can't read at all, lest their individual voices get overwhelmed, or tainted somehow. I'm the first kind. To use a painfully precious metaphor, I need fixed stars to navigate by, otherwise I get lost in the blankness of the page.
You don’t learn about yourself by being alone, you learn about yourself from other people.
Becoming an author changes your attitude too. Once you see where books come from, and how they're made, they never seem quite as sacred again.
The gods were great, but what good was greatness if you didn't love?
If my generation is remembered for anything, it will be as the last one that remembers the world before the Internet.
Personally, I think the "Potter" books have too many adverbs and not enough sex.
I call the right axe Sorrow," she said. "You know what I call the left one?" "Happiness?" "Sorrow. I can't tell them apart.
I killed the Google Alert I used to have on myself two years ago. I don’t need any more information about myself. I get more than enough of that just by being me.