Parody is the insincerest form of flattery.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
When everyone writes, no one reads.
You can’t write for your betters, and you shouldn’t write for your inferiors. You might as well write what you want to read.
Bad times to live can be good times to write.
The academic bibliography buries the ten books the author has plagiarized among hundreds that he has barely read.
The writer who does not disappoint in person has left too little of himself on the page.
The crisis is not that the press is distrusted: the press has always been distrusted. The crisis is that this has finally dawned on the press.
The ability to devise a good story has nothing in common with the ability to write tolerable prose.
The desires to have one’s work understood, and oneself understood, are nearly opposite, and ought not to share a verb.
To publish one’s work is to send a grown child out into the world: henceforth it will have to fend for itself.