It is an excellent offer.

I now bear a kind of stigmata. I am in the computer as having been denied entry to the United States and that is really bad news. They can put things into that computer, but they never take them out.

By measuring individual human worth, the novelist reveals the full enormity of the State's crime when it sets out to crush that individuality.

You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.

Politics is the enemy of the imagination.

It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important.

This was a tough decision, but it was driven by our need for higher temperatures. This is not a cost-cutting measure.

One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.

It's just a little dusty valley. There is nothing there. We're going to have to develop the entire site.