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Wanting people to like you corrupts your writing.

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She writes with a rare, thrilling confidence, in a lucid and exacting style uncluttered with the sort of steroidal imagery and strobe flashes of figurative language that so many dutifully literary novelists employ.

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I don’t think you can write a book that’s worth anything without extraordinary discipline.

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In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.

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For me the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture. And more complicated.

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 The problem for every writer is credibility. Anybody can write anything so long as it’s believed.

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You must write because you are not going to live any more.

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I just try to put the thing out there and hope somebody will read it. Someone says: ‘Whom do you write for?’ I reply: ‘Do you read me?’ If they say ‘Yes,’ I say, ‘Do you like it? If they say ‘No,’ then I say, ‘I don’t write for you.”

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If you are unwilling to know what you are, your writing is a form of deceit.

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Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who wanna tell you a story but don’t wanna make eye contact while telling it

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