I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.
Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.
There’ve been periods where I had to convince the audience or win them over.
Working in Isaac’s universe was more of a treat than a challenge.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.
What I learned was the quality of continual reinvention.
Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways.
A husband is like a fire – he goes out when unattended.
So writing is a very, very difficult position to obtain… and retain.
Casting is everything. If you get the right people they make you look good.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
I think I write about things that are mysterious to me.
My life’s actually been quite dull; it’s not all that glamorous.
Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.
Conservatives must avoid the siren song of schism, or all is lost.
Writing for me is cutting out the fat and getting to the meaning.