You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
A writer is someone on whom nothing is lost.
It is impossible to discourage the real writers—they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write.