"Memory is funny. Once you hit a vein the problem is not how to remember but how to control the flow."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Tobias Wolff on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Tobias Wolff on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Tobias Wolff on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Tobias Wolff on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Tobias Wolff on Elbert Hubbard
"I teach one semester a year, and this year I'm just teaching one course during that semester, a writing workshop for older students in their late 20s and early 30s, people in our graduate program who are already working on a manuscript and trying to bring it to completion."
"I believe that the short story is as different a form from the novel as poetry is, and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer in spirit to poetry than to novels."