” It’s extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can’t get a job on a ship unless you have seaman’s paper’s, and you can’t get seaman’s papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and he was the one who arranged it for me. “


” You have to protect it too, you can’t let just any stupid person take it and do something demoralizing with it. At the same time, I don’t believe in being so rigid about controlling what happens either. “


” You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it’s always just one person encountering the book, it’s not an audience, it’s one to one. “


” I don’t think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films. “


” If you’re not ready for everything, you’re not ready for anything. “


” You can’t put your feet on the ground until you’ve touched the sky. “


” If I could write directly on a typewriter or a computer, I would do it. But keyboards have always intimidated me. I’ve never been able to think clearly with my fingers in that position. A pen is a much more primitive instrument. You feel that the words are coming out of your body and then you dig the words into the page. “


” With a computer, you make your changes on the screen and then you print out a clean copy. With a typewriter, you can’t get a clean manuscript unless you start again from scratch. It’s an incredibly tedious process. “


” I really, truly believe that writing comes out of the body, of course, the mind is working as well, but it’s a double thing and that doubleness is united. I mean, you can’t separate persona from psyche, you just can’t do it. “


” Holes in the memory. You grab on to some things, others have completely disappeared. “



All 10 Paul Auster Quotes about You in picture


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You have to protect it too, you can


You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it
I don
If you
You can
If I could write directly on a typewriter or a computer, I would do it. But keyboards have always intimidated me. I
With a computer, you make your changes on the screen and then you print out a clean copy. With a typewriter, you can
I really, truly believe that writing comes out of the body, of course, the mind is working as well, but it
Holes in the memory. You grab on to some things, others have completely disappeared.
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