If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.

Nov 112016

If you believe the reviewers when they call you a genius, you will believe them when they call you a fool.

Nov 092016

What you don’t know you can’t leave out.

Oct 262016

If you must write for an audience, why not the one you want to have?

Oct 182016

Literary talent consists largely in pronouncing sonorous absurdities with absolute conviction.

Jul 282016

Nobody writes for the love of it. At best you write because it is less painful than not writing.

Jul 252016

Poetry translations ought to have their credits reversed — poems by [translator], after [original poet].

Jul 122016

The adverb confesses the verb’s failure.

Jun 232016

Your most reliable and attentive readers are the people who hate you.