"All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time."
"When I first started writing, I wondered if I had something special, if I could be like Steinbeck. I was hoping there was some magical ability within me that would shine out and get discovered. But these are foolish thoughts. The best way to get discovered is to work very hard, very long hours and get good. People discover what is good."
"Now deeper the waters I sail, and faster the current I’m in. But each night brings the stars and a tune in my heart- it’s a tune for the journey man’s tale."