“Go for broke. Always try and do too much.
Dispense with safety nets.
Take a deep breath before you begin talking.
Aim for the stars.
Argue with the world.
And never forget that writing is as close
as we get to keeping a hold on the
thousand and one things–childhood,
certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants,
phrases, parents, loves–that go on slipping
like sand, through our fingers.”