Why do all toasters have a setting that burns the toast?
If love is blind, how can there be love at first sight?
Why is an alarm clock going "off" when it actually turns on?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about it?
Why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?
The future has already arrived; it's just not evenly distributed yet.
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they've hit a triple.
There is nothing like literature. I lose a cow, I write about her death, and my writing pays me enough to buy another cow.
Literature is news that stays news.
Literature is an odd occupation; the less you write, the better it must be.