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Obviously the facts are never ...

Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.

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Everybody else is working to c...

Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.

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You have a conscience, and a c...

You have a conscience, and a conscience is a valuable attribute, but not if it begins to make you think you were to blame for what is far beyond the scope of your responsibility.

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To become a celebrity is to be...

To become a celebrity is to become a brand name. There is Ivory Soap, Rice Krispies, and Philip Roth. Ivory is the soap that floats; Rice Krispies the breakfast cereal that goes snap-crackle-pop; Philip Roth the Jew who masturbates with a piece of liver.

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I think you're a wonder. You'r...

I think you're a wonder. You're beautiful. You're mature. You are, I admit, vastly more experienced than I am. That's what threw me. I was thrown. Forgive me.

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Is an intelligent human being ...

Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?

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Literature takes a habit of mi...

Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing.

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I don’t ask writers about th...

I don’t ask writers about their work habits. I really don’t care. Joyce Carol Oates says somewhere that when writers ask each other what time they start working and when they finish and how much time they take for lunch, they’re actually trying to find out, "Is he as crazy as I am?" I don’t need that question answered.

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I came to New York and in only...

I came to New York and in only hours, New York did what it does to people: awakened the possibilities. Hope breaks out.

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I write fiction and I'm told i...

I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.

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I turn sentences around. That'...

I turn sentences around. That's my life. I write a sentence and then I turn it around. Then I look at it and turn it around again...

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Мэрилин Монро встречает королеву Елизавету II, 1956 год.. Молодая Элизабет Хёрли, 1994 год. Студенты-хиппи, 1968 год. Альберту Эйнштейну 14 лет. Германия. 1893 г. "Познание атома – детская игра по сра...