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Jonathan Lethem Quotes: I'm gregarious with writers and never with manuscripts . . . I [like to] create the illusion of seamless perfection, so I alone know the flawed homely process along the way.
         

I'm gregarious with writers and never with manuscripts . . . I [like to] create the illusion of seamless perfection, so I alone know the flawed homely process along the way.


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



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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.



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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.



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.



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



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



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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.

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