If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Literature is all, or mostly, about sex.
In good writing, words become one with things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.