” Working at the ‘Review’, if anything, the impression you got was, ‘I’ll never be good enough. I’ll never work hard enough. I’ll never be devoted enough.’ These people are staying up all night over their sentences! “


” You don’t sit there at twenty-five, unpublished, inexperienced, and respond to Susan Sontag’s editorial suggestions like a little snot, rejecting every one of them. But it had a lot to do with the fact that I didn’t admire Susan’s own fiction. “


” You might not remember what you had for dinner last night, but you remember everything about one particular summer of your youth. It’s like that. “


” Read as much as possible, especially the work of writers who most deeply affect you. Make those writers your family. Never wait for inspiration to strike before getting to work, be disciplined and form the habit of writing every day. “


” You write a thing down because you’re hoping to get a hold on it. “


” You write about experiences partly to understand what they mean, partly not to lose them to time. To oblivion. But there’s always the danger of the opposite happening. Losing the memory of the experience itself to the memory of writing about it. “


” It’s true that if you cry hard enough for long enough, you can end up with blurred vision. “



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