Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.
I hope you become confortable with the use of logic wihout being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.
A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
You're talking to someone who really understands rock music.
He wanted to go very deep ... but he was not a stylist at all. Sometimes his efforts to go deep seemed superficially very clumsy. But consider the effect that the book From Here to Eternity had on everybody I knew — on writers, on fans — and myself included. It just knocked me absolutely cold. We didn't care about the style; I mean, who could care about the style? You were just tremendously moved. I think Prewitt became the prototype for all the laconic, quiet, mysterious, basically tragic heroes populating almost every novel there is now.
The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness.
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law.