Hunter S. Thompson
"Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend."
drewdrewdrew said: You bestowed me my first (and so far only) blow up sex doll. You threw them out at the Edinburgh Book Festival about 6 years ago and I was one of the lucky recipients. I'm afraid I've not actually put it to use, but it's a great memento from what was a great night.
THAT was a great night. As the event wrapped up, Irvine Welsh and his wife, Beth, arrived to say hello and take us drinking. And the sky above the festival lit up with fireworks. It’s among the nights when I could’ve died happily in my sleep.
Irvine has recently moved to Random House and they’re talking about touring us together as a team. ( oh please, oh please )
Glad you caught the doll. There are pictures around the web of my dog, Chick, as a puppy, standing next to the mountain of inflated dolls in our basement. I had to inflate them to autograph them. All 1500 of them. What a job.
ofplanet-earth said: do you ever reach a point in your stories when you just don't know what happens next? or you have a few ideas and you're not sure which will pan out the best? what do you do in these instances?
At that point take a walk. Wash a dish. Do something to relax your mind. Go outdoors and pull weeds. The answer will arrive by magic.
Anonymous said: Having you answer all these questions from everyone over the past couple days has been amazing. Although, after reading so many questions from people about Fight Club and Invisible Monsters (both amazing books) it makes me wonder if I'm the only person who favors Diary over anything else. Is there ever any hope of perhaps a Diary movie or sequel?
Thank you. ‘Diary’ was such a magical book to write, and I did so with dogs in my lap the entire time. Any passage that comes across as sensitive and heart-felt is due to a new puppy sleeping next to the warmth of my laptop. To top things off, my hero, Ira Levin, endorsed the book and we began a correspondence that lasted until his death. There’s no movie or sequel planned, but my agent is now pressing for all my books to be produced as graphic novels. Due to the fact that ‘Diary’ explores the focused, selfish life that artists are compelled to live ( at times ) I think it would make a good graphic novel.