Courage is grace under pressure.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?
Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.
Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
I drink to make other people more interesting.
Write drunk; edit sober.
All thinking men are atheists.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Never confuse movement with action.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.
In order to write about life first you must live it.
When you start to live outside yourself, it’s all dangerous.
Intelligence is so damn rare and the people who have it often have such a bad time with it that they get bitter or propagandistic and then it’s not much use.
Death is like an old whore in a bar–I’ll buy her a drink but I won’t go upstairs with her.
Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.
Being against evil doesn’t make you good.
Life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.