from the Rolling Stone Interview, April 23, 2013:
Q: When you sit down to write Louie what are your work habits?
A: When it’s time to write, I have one computer that has no ability to get on the Internet. Because the ability to just move your finger less than a millimeter and be looking straight . . . at the new Porsche, or a whole movie – To Kill a Mockingbird, let’s just sit here and what the whole thing? – it’s too much. So if you put a couple of moves between you and that, you’ve got a fighting chance. When I hit a stopping moment in what I’m writing, a moment of agitation – that itch leads to a brand new thing, to inspiration. But if you bail out and buy a product online, you’re robbing yourself. It’s terrible, so I sit there: “Fuck, Fuck!” The worst thing happening to this generation is that they’re taking discomfort away from themselves.”