” My father was an engineer – he wasn’t literary, not a writer or a journalist, but he was one of the world’s great readers. Every two weeks, he’d take me to our local branch library and pull books off the shelf for me, stacking them up in my arms – ‘Have you read this? And this? And this? “


” When you’re a little kid, you are small, your life is small – and you’re terrifically aware of that. But when you read, you can ride Arabian horses across the desert, you can be a dogsledder. “


” Many women get involved with a man that you pretty much know isn’t suitable and you’re kind of breaking your rules, but he’s attractive in some unknown way. And then he doesn’t even realize what a sacrifice you’re making by being with him and he dumps you! “


” We don’t have a unitary society anymore, you know, it’s very fragmented. I look up and down my block in Silverlake and there is a different universe in every house. “


” To make films, you have to have boundless energy, you have to work and play with others really, really well, and I’m really a more contemplative kind of person. I like to sit at home and think, a lot. “


” Your protagonist is your reader’s portal into the story. The more observant he or she can be, the more vivid will be the world you’re creating. They don’t have to be super-educated, they just have to be mentally active. Keep them looking, thinking, wondering, remembering. “


” As an artist, you can never get what you want. What you do never approaches what you want it to be. “


” Anytime you work with materials that are deep parts of yourself, you feel revulsion at showing things about yourself that you don’t want people to know. “


” It’s your flaws, not your strengths, that go down in the depths of your books. You’re exposed, like dreaming you’re naked in a public building. “


” A lot of people think they should be happy all the time. But the writer understands you need both. You need the whole piano: the richness of the whole human experience. Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. “



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To make films, you have to have boundless energy, you have to work and play with others really, really well, and I
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A lot of people think they should be happy all the time. But the writer understands you need both. You need the whole piano: the richness of the whole human experience. Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.
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