The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good', to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community.
The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible.