Category: thoughts

The excellence of every Art is its intensity.

The excellence of every Art is its intensity.

I live my life in widening circles that reach …

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.

I will tell you what she was like. She was lik…

I will tell you what she was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off.

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one o…

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one of the young students asked me.
‘Are you trying to be funny?’ I asked him.
‘No, no, I’m serious. Would you advise writing as a career?’
‘Writing chooses you, you don’t choose it.’

it’s nice to look up sometimes, it’s nice to h…

it’s nice to look up sometimes, it’s nice to have heroes, it’s nice to have somebody else carrying some of the load.

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ li…

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own.

This is how it works. Everything is connected….

This is how it works. Everything is connected. Every choice matters. Every person is vital, and valuable, and worthy of respect.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bi…

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or …

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human.