Before this generation lose the wisdom, one advice - read books.
I am stuck in traffic in a taxicab which is typical and not just of modern life
When you don't know where you're going, you drive on the highway.
Apollinaire said a poet should be 'of his time.' I say objects of the Digital Age belong in newspapers, not literature. When I read a novel, I don’t want credit cards; I want cash in ducats and gold doubloons.
The one that’s different often has the odds stacked against them but usually ends up with the biggest rewards so it’s always worth it.
Now, 75 years [after To Kill a Mockingbird], in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books. [Open Letter, O Magazine, July 2006]