Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.
Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that.
What is art but a way of seeing?
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.
In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California.
With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you've fallen into good hands - someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.
Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.
In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries.
I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture.
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.