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  • I've always claimed that success in writing — provided of course one had what it takes to make a writer — is like success in marriage, largely a question of good sportsmanship, of keeping on keeping on, of giving one's best and trying, everlastingly trying to make that best, better.

  • Much female conversation is, in fact, about survival — but in code.

  • Who can order the Holy? It is like a rain forest, dripping, lush, fecund, wild. We enter its abundance at our peril, for here we are called to the wholeness for which we long, but which requires all we are and can hope to be.

  • ... before one actually visits them, everyone tends to think of their favorite countries as one grand Disneyland filled with national monuments and historical treasures conveniently laid out for easy viewing, when what they really are filled with, of course, is people going to work, laundromats and places to buy rat poison.

  • For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.

  • All things are dark to sorrow.

  • Some nights are like honey — and some like wine — and some like wormwood.

  • Lawyers' work required sharp brains, strong vocal chords, and an iron butt.