"Books aren’t written - they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it."
"You write. You write on the good days and you write on the lousy days. Writing may or may not be your salvation; it may or may not be your destiny. But that does not matter. What matters right now are the words — one after another. Find the next word. Write it down. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat."
"When I was a kid, I used to love watchin those superhero shows on the telly. Good versus evil, you know? But the last couple of years have taught me that there aren’t any heroes or villains. Just people and the choices they make."
"Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world."
"The wonder is that the characteristic efficacy to touch and inspire deep creative centers dwells in the smallest nursery fairy tale — as the flavor of the ocean is contained in a droplet or the whole mystery of life within the egg of a flea. For the symbols of mythology are not manufactured; they cannot be ordered, invented or permanently suppressed. They are spontaneous productions of the psyche, and each bears within it, undamaged, the germ power of its source."