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I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.

We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity.
Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
Culture is one thing and varnish is another.
Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.
No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
I do not seek, I find.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
The legs are the wheels of creativity.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free.
The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.
Gonzo journalism is a style of reporting based on William Faulkner's idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism -- and the best journalists have always known this. True gonzo reporting needs the talents of a master journalist, the eye of an artist/photographer and the heavy balls of an actor. Because the writer must be a participant in the scene, while he's writing it -- or at least taping it, or even sketching it. Or all three. Probably the closest analogy to the ideal would be a film director/producer who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least a main character.

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