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Mine is not an autonomous imagination.

A creative writing program is only as good as its teachers, and I was fortunate in having two great writers as mentors.

Add anchovies to almost anything, in moderation, and it will taste better.

Anybody who becomes a movie star becomes successful at projecting a certain image to the public.

Eat, drink and remarry is my motto.

I don't think I've left a trail of weeping women in my wake. I mean, the number of serious relationships I've had has not been into double digits.

I don't want to have my life fall apart for my work.

I envy those writers who outline their novels, who know where they're going. But I find writing is a process of discovery.

I like the fact that I'm living in the world rather than in a university.

I love to imagine inside the head of a woman.

I remain a fan of my friend Bret Easton Ellis's 'American Psycho.' I think as a book about New York in the '80s it was pretty excellent.

I'm a romantic; you have to be to marry four times.

It's the cynics who never get married.

Love is the eternal quest: almost everyone wants to love and be loved.

Most of the people I write about have been ambitious outlanders who have been attracted to New York from other parts of the world.

My former wife is a very eccentric woman, which is why I still love her.

'Socialist' is the nastiest thing you can say about an American politician in some quarters.

Sometimes I think everything I touch turns into a Page Six item.

The most interesting things that happen in my books are usually the things that arise spontaneously, the things that surprise me.

There aren't many shy writers left.