"It’s true, too, that I’m tired of using books as political bullets and grenades. Books are too precious and wonderful to be used for long in such a fashion."
"The idea of a flip book still really appeals to me. That idea of fiction and non-fiction."
"You can’t quantify human pain the way you can measure out sugar. Death comes one individual at a time."
"The language of prose is very different than the language of cinema, so the movie has to successfully translate what was in the book."
"My next book – each one while I’m working on it – dances in my mind and thrills me at every turn. If it didn’t, why would I write it?"
"Most of us get our history through story."
"May books spread the world over!"
"If I didn’t have children, I think my life would be a failure."
"I am not an autobiographical writer."
"I write slowly."