1.

When the lion stops waiting to be fed

the zookeepers get nervous.

2.

When the giant realizes his dad is dead

there is nobody bigger than he is.

3.

One must develop a style.

Being a writer isn’t enough.

4.

We all have ways to take-on the world—

most of us do it in traffic.

5.

I believe in signs and superstitions that confirm my success,

but when they show me the opposite omens,

I conveniently become an atheist.

6.

A man who looks for romance

is seldom satisfied by beauty.

Nature provides young willowy women without soul

The Romantic is waiting for a rose, budding with grace.

7.

There is nothing more satisfying than becoming who you want to be.

You don’t tell anybody; they just figure it out, slowly.

You are writing 2,000 words a day.

You are a novelist.

There is no better feeling than that.

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