All writers are magicians, manipulators and liars. There’s no such thing as a true story. Much more interesting than whether a story is true or not is what’s the theme, and what’s to be learned from it.
Our memories are the stories that we tell ourselves about the past. We tell them over and over until we believe them.
Human imagination is powerful and limitless. We are connected to the universe in myriad ways, 94% of which are still completely unknown.
A story is an avalanche that starts small and keeps growing till it ends. The chaos in the middle is the pretty part. A novel is a marathon; years of training are usually needed to finish either one. Everyone should write a memoir but not till the age of 71.
Writing and Reading are bad for your eyes, your spine, and your digestion. It’s much better to go for a walk with your friends in the park.