I don't know that I ever wanted greatness, on its own. It seems rather like wanting to be an engineer, rather than wanting to design something--or wanting to be a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip.
I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly.
I try to sit down at the typewriter four times a day, even if it's only five minutes, and write three sentences.
Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects
It is a pain in the ass waiting around for someone to try to kill you.
While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.
When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all.