The one thing that’s terrible about traveling for fun is writing about it.
The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
I’ve always been amazed by Da Vinci, because he worked out science on his own. He would work by drawing things and writing down his ideas. Of course, he designed all sorts of flying machines way before you could actually build something like that.
I wanted to write when I was young, but people said it was impossible. Then my parents locked me in a mental institution – they said I was crazy and would never make a living from writing.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Through therapy and a lot of thinking and writing my memoirs, I’ve been able to use my life as a lesson.
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.
I don’t think I’d ever make an album of just covers because I love writing my own music.
I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading.
My preference is for good writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s for film or TV. Whatever. It starts with the writing. Even though I’ve had problems with writers, it doesn’t matter how great of an actor you are. If the writing is bad, you’re going to struggle.