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Born: 1944-11-28
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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Don't ask to live in tranquil times. Literature doesn't grow there.

Tags: Ask, Grow, Times

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.

Tags: Logical, Men, Place

Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough.

Tags: End, Him, Stupid

Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.

Tags: Action, Strong, Successful

Hollywood called just as I crested thirty. My novels did not and still do not interest them, but my writing ability did.

Tags: Ability, Interest, Writing

I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons, and shoot the bull.

Tags: Comic, Means, Writer

I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.

Tags: Age, Memory, True

I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.

Tags: Life, Time, Work

I earned two Emmy nominations for writing, and two of the shows I had written were nominated for best in their category.

Tags: Best, Writing, Written

I think the reason I choose the comic approach so often is because it's harder, therefore affording me the opportunity to show off.

Tags: Off, Often, Reason

If you like my novels, I commend your good taste.

Tags: Good, Novels, Taste

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.

Tags: Impatience, Intuition, Logic

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.

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Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.

Tags: Moral, Passion, Television

Normal is the average of deviance.

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Not until my middle thirties did I consider myself a novelist.

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Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.

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There are very few people who are creative and imaginative. Therefore, fiction is difficult for people to embrace.

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To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.

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Writers will happen in the best of families.

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You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.

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While cats can be infuriating, little old women in fur coats, they make me laugh. Of course, dogs, horses and my highly social chickens are dear to me, too.

Tags: Laugh, Old, Women

I have no idea what will come next in my writing life or life in general. I like not knowing, but I know what I want. That doesn't mean it will happen, but I'll give it my best try.

Tags: Best, Life, Writing

If you don't like my book, write your own. If you don't think you can write a novel, that ought to tell you something. If you think you can, do. No excuses. If you still don't like my novels, find a book you do like.

Tags: Book, Tell, Write

No animal on the face of the earth could conceive of taxation. You and I work roughly six months a year to pay our local, state and federal taxes. If nothing else, this should convince you that animals are smarter than people.

Tags: Else, Work, Year

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

Tags: Best, Friends, Suffering
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About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.

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Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

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I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong, and compassionate.

Tags: Beautiful, Strong, Women

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.

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Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

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The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.

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Life is too short to be miserable.

Tags: Life, Miserable, Short

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

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Morals are private. Decency is public.

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Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.

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Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.

Tags: Love, Men, Women

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.

Tags: Art, Moral, Passion

Humor comes from self-confidence.

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I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.

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I've met many irresponsible people in my life but never an irresponsible cat.

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A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.

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I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.

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A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.

Tags: Action, Fight, Life

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.

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Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous. I'll go a step further. You must be bisexual.

Tags: Bisexual, Said, Step

As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a meeting and realize I'm the only one in the room with balls.

Tags: Realize, Room, Woman

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

Tags: Hope, Trust, Work

Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash.

Tags: Education, Name, Wonderful

The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.

Tags: Anybody, Love, Queer
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