One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
Wilfrid Sheed (1930 -)
Contributed by: Zaady
Every writer is a writer of the generation before.
Source: On his parents, in New York Times, 10 November 1985.
I picked up the writing on the very day he died. It was the only consolation I could find.
Source: On his father, in New York Times, 10 November 1985.
God has been so lavish in his gifts that you can lose some priceless ones, the equivalent of whole kingdoms, and still be indecently rich.
Source: Love With Daylight.
Mr. Michener, as timeless as a stack of "National Geographics," is the ultimate Summer Writer. Just as one goes back to the cottage in Maine, so one goes back to one's Michener.
Source: On James Michener; in New York Times, 6 July 1980.
The American male doesn't mature until he has exhausted all other possibilities.
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