"Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."
- Gene Fowler via Sam Fuller
"If a story doesn't give you a hard-on in the first couple of scenes throw it in the goddamned garbage"
"The real worth of all our newfangled, high-speed communication made possible by computers will be judged by one thing and one thing only: their contributions to democracy."
"I remain to this day an outsider. As for life, I've always plunged in hed first without worrying about failure."
"All human beings are in the same mortal boat, each of us with our own baggage of defeats and victories. Why not carry our load with a smile, stubbornly optimistic, getting the most out of what remains of our lives? Why allow defeats to defeat us more than once."