"All plots move deathwards."
"Ten thousand wisps of disinformation."
"He speaks in your voice, American, and there’s a shine in his eye that’s halfway hopeful."
"Bronzini thought that walking was an art."
"The esperanto of jet lag."
"I don’t want your candor. I want your soul in a silver thimble."
"History is the sum total of the things they aren’t telling us."
And one of my favorite quotes of his: “Years ago I used to think it was possible for a novelist to alter the inner life of the culture. Now bomb-makers and gunman have taken that territory. They make raids on human consciousness. What writers used to do before we were all incorporated.”