“Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making.”
“Let me tell you my dream. I was listening to music. My body became compressed into a column. At the top of the column grew anennae of science fiction design which threw lassos of blue electric lights in circles. In their centrifugal motion they captured other waves. The waves of the brain? Seeking to contact other vibrations? The radiations of my brain not only designed fever charts but they were neon-lighted and threw off sparks like electric short circuits."
"A Latin American humorist once said that writers, instead of committing themselves to writing would have been much better off getting married — and from that point of view I am married. I understand that the notion of commitment is a very serious notion and that it has been lent, and is lent, to many misunderstandings. I limit myself to giving only my point of view, which consists of maintaining, very simply and very clearly, that the main central commitment of a writer is to be a writer giving the maximum of their possibilities — doing everything that they can do as a writer because that is their natural way.
So I insist on that the central commitment of a writer is to be a writer without the slightest concession
"Though we know it not, we do possess the key to paradise. We talk a great deal about understanding and communicating, not only with our fellow men but with the dead, with the unborn, with those who inhabit other realms, other universes. We believe that there are mighty secrets to be unlocked. We hope that science will point the way, or if not, religion. We dream of a life in the distant future which will be utterly different from the one we now know; we invest ourselves with powers unnameable. Yet the writer of books have ever given evidence not only of magical powers but of the existence of universes which infringe and invade our own little universe and which are as familiar to us as though we had visited them in the flesh. These men had no "occult" masters to initiate them. They sprange from parents similar to our own, they were the products of environments similar to our own. What makes them stand apart then? Not the use of imagination, for men in other walks of life have displayed equally great powers of imagination. Not the mastery of a technique, for other artists practice equally difficult techniques.