The dedication of Don Winsl… (Adam Grant)

The dedication of Don Winslow's novel 'The Cartel' is nearly two pages long: a list of journalists who were either murdered or 'disappeared' in Mexico between 2004 and 2012 – the period covered in this hugely hypnotic new thriller.

Alan Cheuse

It's a terrible poison, writing.

A. S. Byatt

It's murder to doubt yourself in life. It took until I was 45 to get to that point. As hard as it is in your work, it's harder in your life. But it can be done.

Alan Arkin

We lived together as kids, and now we're taking care of each other as men.

Aaron Neville

We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Saying no frees you up to say yes when it matters most.

Adam Grant