I think the deeper you go into questions, the deeper or more interesting the questions get. And I think that’s the job of art.
I could be just a writer very easily. I am not a writer. I am a screenwriter, which is half a filmmaker. … But it is not an art form, because screenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to others to collaborate on a work of art.
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
Writers are schizophrenic. On the one hand we tell ourselves, "This is a work of genius! I've created Art!" Then we try to peddle it.
There can’t be art without risk. It’s like saying No Sex, and then expecting there to be children.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.
Don't be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts.
A strange thing has happened -- while all the other arts were born naked, this, the youngest, has been born fully-clothed.