"I don't write under the ghost of Faulkner. I live in the same town and find his life and work inspiring, but that's it. I have a motorcycle and tool along the country lanes. I travel at my own speed."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Barry Hannah on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Barry Hannah on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Barry Hannah on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Barry Hannah on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Barry Hannah on Saint Augustine
"I lost my second marriage because of drinking, and I loved the woman very much. But I thought I needed booze to write. I'm glad I was disabused."
"I found out about reviews early on. They're mostly written by sad men on bad afternoons. That's probably why I'm less angry than some writers, who are so narcissistic they consider every line of every review, even a thoughtful one, as major treason."