• "I wrote that letter, and the one to Nixon. And I wrote more letters, and I thought it might be a magazine article. At that time I sent it to Esquire and Playboy, but anyway, I kept writing, and all of sudden I had enough and thought, well maybe it is a book."
  • "Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you."
  • "I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen, because I rarely see the immediate results of what I am saying or doing or writing."
  • "I used to like writing for comedians - I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny."
  • "And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories. It was pretty clear I'd never catch up."
  • "If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it."
  • "My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living."
  • "Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide."
  • "Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading and writing that bears his name and brings literacy, independence, and productivity to the blind."
  • "It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first."