Quote by Mickey Spillane
If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.
This quote suggests that while certain professions may physical abilities over time, a writer's abilities tend to improve with age. Singers may lose their voice, and baseball players may lose their arm strength, but for writers, gaining more knowledge and experience can enhance their writing skills. The quote implies that the more a writer continues to work on their craft and accumulate wisdom, the better their writing becomes. It highlights the unique nature of the writing profession, where growth and improvement can continue well into old age.
We must realize that growth is but an adolescent phase of life which stops when physical maturity is reached. If growth continues in the period of maturity it is called obesity or cancer. Prescribing growth as the cure for the energy crisis has all the logic of prescribing increasing quantities of food as a remedy for obesity.
She was sitting up now. My arm was around her and she was leaning back against me, and we were quite calm. She was looking into my eyes with that way she had of looking that made you wonder whether she really saw out of her own eyes. They would look on and on after every one else's eyes in the world would have stopped looking. She looked as though there were nothing on earth she would not look at like that, and really she was afraid of so many things,