"I am super-proud to have a sort of famous character in my background that if you're a certain age, he was probably a part of your youth. I think that's pretty cool."
"Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?"
"Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste."
"I feel that my relationship with Kasparov now is much the same as it had been before the match - good. As for his reaction, well it can't be nice to lose your title after so long, but he was very generous."
"Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors."
"There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick."
"When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision, he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against the problem of knowledge representation he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems."
"Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking."
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
"I am looking forward to learning at the knee of Paul Ryan. He doesn't strike me as a politician. He strikes me as an economist."