"Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title."
“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”
“I am rooted, but I flow.”
"It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses."