It's lovely to have money to give away - that's the bonus of winning the Nobel.
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I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.'
When there's a war, people get married.
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
I think a lot of romanticizing has gone on with the women's movement.
I hate Iran. I hate the Iranian government. It's a cruel and evil government.
It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.
Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
All my friends' mothers were appalling women.
I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I've been much happier unmarried than married.
Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
I approach love differently now that I know it's hard for it to work out.
If we try to give smile to others, unknowingly it comes back to our face.
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Sociophobia kills someone's confidence, there are a lot of fear apart from sociophobia that kills someone's personality.
The connection between dress and war is not far to seek your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
Humanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives.
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.