” I feel like every time I start up, it’s like a truck you have to get into 15th gear, so you very solely crank into that mental space where you feel really immersed in the world of the book and then you can just kind of go. But there’s just that few days of frustration to get to that point. “


” Every dude in your high school wasn’t striving to be the best poet because then he’d get all the girls, right? But you could imagine a society in which that were the case. “


” There are things you do when you’re writing that are so fun to do it’s almost like they’re private jokes that are amusing to you but no one else is going to enjoy them nearly as much and you worry you’re going to have to take them out in the end. “


” Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it’s a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you. “


” It’s quite a feeling to finish something you have been 10 years beholden to and to have a clean slate. “


” Somehow, you can achieve a directness in the novel that you can’t get anywhere else. “


” You know, in the old days, you might be able to slowly sort of build an audience for your work by publishing two, three novels before you hit it big. You know, now, there’s much more of an emphasis in the publishing houses on making sure that every book makes money. “


” You know, it’s sort of common wisdom among New York publishers that short story collections don’t make money. “



All 8 Chad Harbach Quotes about You in picture


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Every dude in your high school wasn


There are things you do when you
Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it
It
Somehow, you can achieve a directness in the novel that you can
You know, in the old days, you might be able to slowly sort of build an audience for your work by publishing two, three novels before you hit it big. You know, now, there
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