Writers On Writers
“The trouble with Freudian psychology is that it is based exclusively on a study of the sick. Freud never met a healthy human being—only patients and other psychoanalysts. “
“I don’t know what service I provided for Cheever except to be delighted with his work.”
“Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo.”
“I’ve tried to read Proust so often, and I recognize the beauty of his style, but he puts me to sleep.”
“Nabokov is a natural dandy on the grand international scale.”
“Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it.”
“Descartes spent far too much time in bed subject to the persistent hallucination that he was thinking.”
“What writers influenced me as a young man? Chekhov! As a dramatist? Chekhov! As a story writer? Chekhov!”
“Only a technique like Faulkner’s could have enabled me to write down what I was seeing.”
“Beckett destroys language with silence.”
Sources: The Paris Review, Brainy Quote
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Some great quotes there! 🙂
Love this one: “Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo.” FANTASTIC!
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