"Pay attention to the world."
"Know that you have talent, are original, and have something important to say."
"A word after a word after a word is power."
"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity."
"To write is to carve a new path through the terrain of the imagination.... To read is to travel through that terrain with the author as guide...."
"A civilized person is one who is able, at all times and in all places, to recognize the humanity of others fully."
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world ... are the ones who do."