” Philosophically I am, or at least have been, a follower of Sartre. I am very interested in the choices we make, or don’t make, in life-defining matters. That moment of ‘angst’ and its consequences can be such a cruel thing. “


” When you are a sentence-based writer, they have to be good. They have to be really on the spot. Because when you don’t have a plot, really, what shall you rely on? Just language. And sometimes I am so afraid of writing the wrong thing, I just sit and wait for the right thing to come. “


” Living here where I live, on a farm way out in the countryside, in the woods, in fact, I have plenty of time to be alone, and I like it. I always have. I like my own company. And I am not the only one who feels this way, a high percentage of the Norwegian population feel as I do. “


” I do not think of literature as something confessional or therapeutic. I make sentences in order to be precise about experiences and things. I am urged by many things and no things in particular. “



All 4 Per Petterson Quotes about I Am in picture


Philosophically I am, or at least have been, a follower of Sartre. I am very interested in the choices we make, or don
When you are a sentence-based writer, they have to be good. They have to be really on the spot. Because when you don


Living here where I live, on a farm way out in the countryside, in the woods, in fact, I have plenty of time to be alone, and I like it. I always have. I like my own company. And I am not the only one who feels this way, a high percentage of the Norwegian population feel as I do.
I do not think of literature as something confessional or therapeutic. I make sentences in order to be precise about experiences and things. I am urged by many things and no things in particular.
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