"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"
"That is my principal objection to life, I think: It's too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes."
"Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak."
"All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental."
"We must be careful about what we pretend to be."