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Jonathan Lethem Quotes: I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction - by skipping the parts that bored me.
         

I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction - by skipping the parts that bored me.


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I try not to become too regular an addict of any one subculture.

I try not to become too regular an addict of any one subculture.



I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate diagrams, but I hold an image of the shape of a book in my head and work from that mental hologram.

I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate diagrams, but I hold an image of the shape of a book in my head and work from that mental hologram.



I've never related to the work geek at all-it sounds much more horrible than nerd. Like a freak biting a chicken's head off in a sideshow.

I've never related to the work geek at all-it sounds much more horrible than nerd. Like a freak biting a chicken's head off in a sideshow.



Someday I would change my name to Shut Up and save everybody a lot of time.

Someday I would change my name to Shut Up and save everybody a lot of time.



I work on a laptop specifically so I can work in cafes and pretend I'm part of the human world.

I work on a laptop specifically so I can work in cafes and pretend I'm part of the human world.



What age is a black boy when he learns he's scary?

What age is a black boy when he learns he's scary?



It was only as I wrote about fear that I began to find paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then.

It was only as I wrote about fear that I began to find paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then.



I want what we all want," said Carl. "To move certain parts of the interior of myself into the exterior world, to see if they can be embraced.

I want what we all want," said Carl. "To move certain parts of the interior of myself into the exterior world, to see if they can be embraced.



I can't bear the silent ringing in my skull.

I can't bear the silent ringing in my skull.



Some people have things written all over their faces; the big guy had a couple of words misspelled in crayon on his.

Some people have things written all over their faces; the big guy had a couple of words misspelled in crayon on his.





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Envy is the antagonist of the fortunate.



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There are times when thinking about something is the worst possible policy.



I like playing make-believe. And my brothers do it with me, so its fun. Its almost better than chocolate ice cream.

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Brunch is boring, but that's part of the charm of it.

Brunch is boring, but that's part of the charm of it.



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Happiness? No, it's not there for me.



The sad thing is, our foreign policy WILL change eventually, as Rome's did, when all budgetary and monetary tricks to fund it are exhausted.

The sad thing is, our foreign policy WILL change eventually, as Rome's did, when all budgetary and monetary tricks to fund it are exhausted.



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