” I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head. “


” I’m hopefully making the reader feel a lot about the characters and then about their own life. “


” I want an ending that’s satisfying. I’m more of a classical writer than a modernist one in that I want the ending to be coherent and feel like an ending. I don’t like when it just seems to putter out. I mean, life is chaotic enough. “


” One of the reasons that art is important to me is sometimes it actually feels more coherent than life. It orders the chaos. “


” I was directed because I knew I wanted to be a novelist, but I didn’t have a very good job or a way of getting published. I found those years to be among the most difficult of my life. “


” I’m not really an autobiographical writer, though I use lots of stuff from my life to make my stories seem real. But when I actually write about myself, I get very confused. “



All 6 Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes about Life in picture


I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head.
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I want an ending that
One of the reasons that art is important to me is sometimes it actually feels more coherent than life. It orders the chaos.
I was directed because I knew I wanted to be a novelist, but I didn
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