We are exhorted to show regard for future generations, in books that they will have to sort through and throw away.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
Grisham’s Law: Bad books drive out good.
The makers of history know too little of how it will turn out, and the writers know too much.
We would have far fewer and far better books if they could only be published posthumously.
Always speak Truth to Power, once you’re sure Power isn’t going to option your novel.
Prose should rarely be poetic, and poetry never.
The writer proposes: the reader disposes.
Never read your old writing. It will displease you, or worse, please you.
The danger of writing to a schedule is sloppy, repetitive, inflated work; the danger of not writing to a schedule is no work.
Universal literacy guarantees an imbecile press.