What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.
Our house is made of glass... and our lives are made of glass and there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves.
In love there are two things -- bodies and words.
When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.
Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning.
The worst cynicism a belief in luck.
We inhabit ourselves without valuing ourselves, unable to see that here, now, this very moment is sacred but once it's gone -- its value is incontestable.
She ransacked her mind but there was nothing in it.
Where we come from in America no longer signifies. It's where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are.
Our house is made of glass . . . and our lives are made of glass and there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves.
Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality.
'Because there has been no one to stop me' has been one of the principles of my life.
Yet the fact had no consciousness of itself except through me.
In love there are things - bodies and words.