You may tend to get cancer from the thing that makes you want to smoke so much, not from the smoking itself.
This is what drives a young writer out of his head, this feeling that nothing is being said.
The purpose of writing is both to keep up with life and to run ahead of it. I am little comfort to myself, although I am the only comfort I have, excepting perhaps streets, clouds, the sun, the faces and voices of kids and the aged, and similar accidents of beauty, innocence, truth and loneliness.
The writer is a spiritual anarchist, as in the depth of his soul every man is. He is discontented with everything and everybody. The writer is everybody's best friend and only true enemy — the good and great enemy. He neither walks with the multitude nor cheers with them. The writer who is a writer is a rebel who never stops.
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
I believe there are ways whose ends are life instead of death.