One man's insanity is another man's genius; someday the world will recognize the genius in my insanity.
Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
The television screen, so unlike the movie screen, sharply reduced human beings, revealed them as...
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would...
What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.
Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority,...
When people say there is too much violence in [my books], what they are saying...
Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for...
When poets write about food it is usually celebratory. Food as the thing-in-itself, but also...
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no...
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying...
In love there are two things - bodies and words.
Nothing is accidental in the universe - this is one of my Laws of Physics...
We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?
The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.
Our house is made of glass... and our lives are made of glass; and there...
Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate.
Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality.
Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it...