William Goldman — American Novelist born on August 12, 1931,

William Goldman is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film. He has won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and again for All the President's Men, about journalists who broke the Watergate scandal of President Richard Nixon. Both films starred Robert Redford... (wikipedia)

Nobody knows anything.
We are men of action, lies do not become us.
Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.