"I think that people don't know how to do anything anymore. My father was a janitor. He could take a car apart and put it back together. He could build a house in the back yard. Today, if you ask people what they know, they say, 'I know how to hire someone.'"
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Walter Mosley on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Walter Mosley on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Walter Mosley on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Walter Mosley on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Walter Mosley on Steven Wright
"My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo."
"When you deal with a person who's experiencing dementia, you can see where they're struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they're trying to remember."
"Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity."
"I took up writing to escape the drudgery of that every day cubicle kind of war."