I felt that, in some ways, my novels lacked heart because of the distance between me and the subject matter. But no one wants to read a book based on good health, a happy upbringing, a long marriage.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Henry Ward Beecher
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allan Poe
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.