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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets / no, they're little gifts, containing meanings!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I cannot and do not live in the world of discretion, not as a writer, anyway. I would prefer to, I assure you -- it would make life easier. But discretion is, unfortunately, not for novelists.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When you publish a book, it's the world's book. The world edits it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy and will remain a fifteen-year-old until they die”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When I was first in Czechoslovakia, it occurred to me that I work in a society where as a writer everything goes and nothing matters, while for the Czech writers I met in Prague, nothing goes and everything matters”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Only in America do these peasants, our mothers, get their hair dyed platinum at the age of sixty, and walk up and down Collins Avenue in Florida in pedal pushers and mink stoles / and with opinions on every subject under the sun. It isn't their fault they were given a gift like speech / look, if cows could talk, they would say things just as idiotic.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.”

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