Have it here where it is quiet.
When people are talking listen completely.
Don’t be thinking what you are going to say.
Most people never listen.
Nor do they observe.
You should be able to go into a room
and when you come out know everything
that you saw there and not only that.
If that room gave you any feeling
you should know exactly what it was
that gave you that feeling. …
And always think of other people.
Up the road, in his shack, the old man was sleeping again. He was still sleeping on his face and the boy was sitting by him watching him. The old man was dreaming about the lions.
Tengo miedo de morir.
Never mistake motion for action.
Isn’t it pretty to think so.
He got up from the floor and reached for the whisky bottle. Nick held out his glass. His eyes fixed on it while Bill poured. Bill poured the glass half full of whisky. “Put in your own water,
Besides, he thought, everything kills everything else in some way. Fishing kills me exactly as it keeps me alive.
Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
You’re remembering well today,’ she said. ‘Don’t do it too much.