• "Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask. And that's what separates sometimes the people that do things from the people that just dream about them. You got to act and you've got to be willing to fail. You've got to be willing to crash and burn, you know, with people on the phone with starting a company, with whatever. If you're afraid of failing, you won't get very far."

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  • "Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it."

  • "As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand."

  • "The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."

  • "Never confuse movement with action."

  • "Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another."

  • "You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another"

  • "You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason."

  • "But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."

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