How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
There is nothing new in art except talent.
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
Right or wrong, the customer is always right.
The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
Discretion is the better part of valour.origin: Falstaff: 'The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.'
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, P
I'm learning as I go. I don't know everything. I never had anybody to look at, nobody ever taught me, and where I'm from I didn't have any famous role models.
I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.
Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.
Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
Jerome K. Jerome
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