"I'm a writer. And I believe that the highest gift that man has is art. And I am audacious enough to think of myself as an artist. That there is both joy and beauty and illumination and communion between people to be acheived through the dissection of personality--that's what I want to do. I want to reach a little closer to the world, which is to say to people, and see if we can share some illuminations together about each other."