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Born: 1936-07-22
Profession: Author
Nation: American
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Well, I have never, ever Googled myself.

Tags: Bottle, Sit, Write

I went to a large consolidated school in Appalachia. And I wrote the story when I was in the second grade and I took it up to the third floor to the school newspaper office that was written and edited by juniors and seniors.

Tags: Office, School, Story

In Seattle, I soon found that my radical ideas and aesthetic explorations - ideas and explorations that in Richmond, Virginia, might have gotten me stoned to death with hush puppies - were not only accepted but occasionally applauded.

Tags: Death, Found, Might

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tags: Love, Perfect, Time

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

Tags: Humanity, Immature, Sober

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.

Tags: Business, Government, Soul

The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplacable being.

Tags: Love, Loved, Makes

Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice.

Tags: Love, Rules, Won

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

Tags: Brain, Else, Intelligence

We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.

Tags: Dragons, Heroes, Ourselves

Reality is contradictory. And it's paradoxical.

Tags: Reality

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.

Tags: Masses, Opium, Religion

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.

Tags: Few, Living, Worth

In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.

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Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently.

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The sky was the color of Edgar Allan Poe's pajamas.

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Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars.

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To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being.

Tags: Prolong, Question

To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen.

Tags: Change, Happen, Place

To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.

Tags: Achieve, Impossible, Thought

When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.

Tags: Mean, Stop, Tell

I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.

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True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.

Tags: Order, True, Unexpected

People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.

Tags: Lack, Memoirs, Write

A child's mind is its living room; it's is going to be residing there for the rest of its earthly existence.

Tags: Child, Living, Mind

Education is for growth and fulfillment.

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If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.

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There are stories still in existence that I wrote when I was five. However, I did not get published until I was seven.

Tags: Five, Stories, Until
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