"Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. …If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy."
"He turned me into an object and I turned him into a god. How sick is that?"
"All I ever really want to know is how other people are making it through life—where do they put their body, hour by hour, and how do they cope inside of it."
"A barrier is a limitation only when you perceive it as one."