” There comes a point when you’re writing a novel when you’re in it so deep that the life of the novel becomes more real to you than life itself. You have to write your way out of it, once you’re there, it’s too late to abandon. “


” One of the fun things about unreliable narrators is they can be funny. You can admire things about them and laugh with them. “


” Publishing is a business, and I completely understand it. But when you don’t have to depend on writing for your identity or your income, you can do whatever you want. “


” I think fiction writers should work. If you have a job and are not living off advances or grants, you never have to make concessions in your writing, ever. “


” When you write a novel, you never have to be in the service of the reader. My only concern with my books is that the world that’s created be as logical and whole as possible. “


” I think for a lot of people, friendship is a relationship that gets devalued once they move on to what people consider to be more important relationships: once you find a partner or when you have kids. “


” I think that fiction writers can write about anyone. If you are writing a character, and the only thing they are to you is their otherness, then you haven’t written a character. “


” My father was a research doctor at the National Institutes of Health in the early 1980s, and you couldn’t work in the field and not know about D. Carleton Gajdusek, who my father often mentioned. “



All 8 Hanya Yanagihara Quotes about You in picture


There comes a point when you
One of the fun things about unreliable narrators is they can be funny. You can admire things about them and laugh with them.


Publishing is a business, and I completely understand it. But when you don
I think fiction writers should work. If you have a job and are not living off advances or grants, you never have to make concessions in your writing, ever.
When you write a novel, you never have to be in the service of the reader. My only concern with my books is that the world that
I think for a lot of people, friendship is a relationship that gets devalued once they move on to what people consider to be more important relationships: once you find a partner or when you have kids.
I think that fiction writers can write about anyone. If you are writing a character, and the only thing they are to you is their otherness, then you haven
My father was a research doctor at the National Institutes of Health in the early 1980s, and you couldn
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