Whether I am chiseling away at a piece of wood, or cutting into linoleum, or engraving metal, the process of removing some material to reveal the image seems gratifying to me. I like the look of the cut mark, knowing that it cannot be erased, but must exist as part of the overall composition. All mistakes are taken in as part of the whole. Remarkably enough, the mistakes tend to look fine in context. Perhaps this is also true in life.
— Donna Atwood (from a catalog of her artwork)
You send hate mail to an author at your own risk. An author won’t read it as a personal attack — he’ll read it as the setup for a punch line.
— David Gerrold (Facebook, 8 September 2013)