The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have.
They gave each other a smile with a future in it.
An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
No one, ever, wrote anything as well even after one drink as he would have done with out it.
He looked at me as if I were a side dish he hadn't ordered.