Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
truth reality on-fiction
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.
A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
Forever Heal Word
I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing.
Bite Rattlesnake You
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
If you train people properly, they won't be able to tell a drill from the real thing. If anything, the real thing will be easier.
Train Real Able
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
Roused Does To Love
The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow.
Also Source Sorrow
The West is color. Its colors are animal rather than vegetable, the colors of earth and sunlight and ripeness.
Ripeness Sunlight Earth
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Breaking Humor Which
Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection; the past then lives in your words and you are free.