People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
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The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Other times I think about them, though all this October I have done so, it seems, because October is the time when men think mostly about far places and the roads which might get them there. I sit on the bench in front of Bell's Market and think about Homer Buckland and about the beautiful girl who leaned over to open his door when he come down that path with the full red gasoline can in his right hand she looked like a girl of no more than sixteen, a girl on her learner's permit, and her beauty was terrible, but I believe it would no longer kill the man it turned itself on for a moment her eyes lit on me, I was not killed, although part of me died at her feet.
There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn't to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up.
I've given up thinking - it keeps getting me into trouble. You Know They've Got A Hell Of A Band in Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy -- in a jar on my desk.
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