I'm in the home stretch on the first draft of my new novel, and the pressure is on. I look for inspiration to the writers and books I love.
"No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying." -- Richard Yates in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
"She was lost in her longing to understand."
—Gabriel Garcia Marquez in LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA
"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody."
—J. D. Salinger in THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
"The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves." – V.S. Naipaul in IN A FREE STATE
And the classic heartbreaker of all time --
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
—Anne Frank in THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- on writing "ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE"
Richard Yates -- a featurette about "REVOLUTIONARY ROAD"
V.S. Naipaul -- 400 quotes!
J.D. Salinger -- "FOR ESME WITH LOVE AND SQUALOR" --
Onward and upward.