Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.
Nothing Occur Know
I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
Fought Ideas Flashes
I was as repelled by the French as I was attracted by their country.
French Attracted Repelled
Life for me has been exactly what I thought it would be, a cake, which I have eaten and had too.
Cake Exactly Which
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Other You Love You
Self-preservation is the first responsibility.
My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.
Greatest Enemy Thirty