"Structure is one of the things that I always hope will reveal itself to me."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Richard Russo on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Richard Russo on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Richard Russo on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Richard Russo on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Richard Russo on Dalai Lama
"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."