"It is important not to trust people too much."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."V. S. Naipaul on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."V. S. Naipaul on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."V. S. Naipaul on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."V. S. Naipaul on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."V. S. Naipaul on Golda Meir
"The writer is all alone."
"If you write a novel alone you sit and you weave a little narrative. And it's O.K., but it's of no account."
"What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude."
"The reason is that they define how I have gone about my business. I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next."
"I went to India and met some people who had been involved in this guerrilla business, middle-class people who were rather vain and foolish. There was no revolutionary grandeur to it. Nothing."