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Quotes for Today

  • We are so vain that we care even for the opinion of those we don't care for.

  • In our changing world nothing changes more than geography.

  • The imagination is far better at inventing tortures than life because the imagination is a demon within us and it knows where to strike, where it hurts. It knows the vulnerable spot, and life does not, our friends and lovers do not, because seldom do they have the imagination equal to the task.

  • The wit of a family is usually best received among strangers.

  • Something can only become an illusion after disillusionment. Before that, it is something real.

  • People who write for a living recognize only two states of being: writing and making excuses.

  • It doesn't matter when life finds you, if it finds you.

  • The first person you should think of pleasing, in writing a book, is yourself. If you can amuse yourself for the length of time it takes to write a book, the publisher and the readers can and will come later.