If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.