“London has always provided the landscape for my imagination. It becomes a character – a living being – within each of my books.”

Peter Ackroyd


“Remember: everything will be painful, but just because there is pain doesn’t mean you have to suffer.”

Justin Kan


Good writing gives energy. Marilyn Hacker


“Ask, ‘Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?’ You’ll be embarrassed to answer.”

Misfortune can be minimized, but never eliminated. The Stoic Emperor