"Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost
"In Australia, not reading poetry is the national
"It's not a good idea to put your wife into a novel;
not your latest wife anyway."
"I always start writing with a clean piece of paper
and a dirty mind."
"They say such nice things about people at their
funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine
by just a few days."
"My advice to you is get married: if you find a
good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher."
"The most important thing for poets to do is to
write as little as possible."
"My reputation grows with every failure."
George Bernard Shaw.
"Beware of the man who denounces women writers;
his penis in tiny and he cannot spell."
"The difference between fiction and reality is
that fiction has to make sense."