"I don't think there's a shortage of material in the world. Or in my head. I just pray for continued good health, because I've got other stories to tell."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Richard Russo on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Richard Russo on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Richard Russo on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Richard Russo on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Richard Russo on Henry David Thoreau
"My dad had this rock hard body and would work 12- to 13-hour days. The guys he worked with were scrap-iron guys. Nobody on that road crew had read a book in 10 years, but there was something about the way they lived I really admired."
"Truth be told, I'm not an easy man. I can be an entertaining one, though it's been my experience that most people don't want to be entertained. They want to be comforted."
"You just kind of have faith. If that sounds kind of mystical, it's because I really don't know how it works, but I trust that it does. I try to write the way I read, in order to find out what happens next."
"HBO is really famous for hiring good people and staying out of their way until they ask for help, or need it. And that reputation is earned."
"People often ask me how I make things funny. I don't make things funny."