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American writer, b.1932
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I would especially like to recourt the Muse of poetry, who ran off with the mailman four years ago, and drops me only a scribbled postcard from time to time.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I think ''taste'' is a social concept and not an artistic one. I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else's living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another's brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Life is like an overlong drama through which we sit being nagged by the vague memories of having read the reviews”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The creative writer uses his life as well as being its victim; he can control, in his work, the self-presentation that in actuality is at the mercy of a thousand accidents.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To say that war is madness is like saying that sex is madness: true enough, from the standpoint of a stateless eunuch, but merely a provocative epigram for those who must make their arrangements in the world as given”

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