You can't teach talent. You can't put in what God left out - but you can teach confidence.
I realize at one point, that I was being followed, and then I began to see the surveillance that was going past the road on my house. And so, these cars began to surveil me. People began to follow me around, and it did, it was very disrupting to think that your privacy was being violated, and for no reason that I could come up with.
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
I wrote what I felt I had to write, and I'm willing to put my own sanity and my reputation behind it.
Spoiled. That's all it's about - can't live without this, can't live without that. You can live without anything you weren't born with, and you can make it through on even half of that.
Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.
Life is accepting what is and working from that.
Self-consciousness is really a form of egotism.
Lord keep her safe since you can't keep her sane.
One should be able to return to the first sentence of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.
The intelligence community, for the most part, has no accountability at all; to the Congress, to us the American people, and so they feel that they above the law.