"For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again."
"It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to."
"Science fiction has its own history, its own legacy of what's been done, what's been superseded, what's so much part of the furniture it's practically part of the fabric now, what's become no more than a joke... and so on. It's just plain foolish, as well as comically arrogant, to ignore all this, to fail to do the most basic research."
"I tend to head for what's amusing because a lot of things aren't happy. But usually you can find a funny side to practically anything."
"It has been my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them, and work to get to know them a little, it is then easy to find something likeable in practically anyone."
"If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none."
"The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records."
"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."
"The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives."
"I put on the Hank Williams and the Patsy Cline and the Rosemary Clooney on vinyl - I'm not trying to be some cool indie-rock person, I just love the way it sounds - and throw on a T-shirt and jeans. In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans."