America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization.
They say great themes make great novels. but what these young writers don't understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women.
Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use.
Little old ladies of both sexes. Why do I let them bother me?
An artist is his own fault.