” I think of novels as houses. You live in them over the course of a long period, both as a reader and as a writer. “


” You can’t imagine how hard I am on myself. Nothing pummels me like my own doubts, the feeling of how far I still have to go. “


” The accolades, just like the scrapes and bruises, fade in the end, and all you’re left with is your ambition. “


” To hike out alone in the desert, to sleep on the valley floor on a night with no moon, in the pitch black, just listening to the boom of silence: you can’t imagine what that’s like. “


” That powers my desire to write: the sense of how quickly everything on the surface of life can be cut away and you can suddenly be inside the most inner part of the most inner life of a person. What does it feel like there, and what are the regrets and sensations and longings, and what is the music of it? “



All 5 Nicole Krauss Quotes about You in picture


I think of novels as houses. You live in them over the course of a long period, both as a reader and as a writer.
You can
The accolades, just like the scrapes and bruises, fade in the end, and all you
To hike out alone in the desert, to sleep on the valley floor on a night with no moon, in the pitch black, just listening to the boom of silence: you can
That powers my desire to write: the sense of how quickly everything on the surface of life can be cut away and you can suddenly be inside the most inner part of the most inner life of a person. What does it feel like there, and what are the regrets and sensations and longings, and what is the music of it?

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