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Why are there no great women artists?' sounds as ignorant of human geography as the query 'Why are there no Eskimo tennis teams?


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We write out of revenge against reality, to dream and enter the lives of others.

We write out of revenge against reality, to dream and enter the lives of others.



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One learns much more by writing fiction, because the insights come from those deeper subconscious levels where the greater and more interesting truths lie.



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Americans and their desire to be novelists, the American novel should be listed in medical dictionaries alongside Megalomania and Obsessional Neuroses.



Only friends will tell you the truths you need to hear to make your life bearable.

Only friends will tell you the truths you need to hear to make your life bearable.



I shall never cease to marvel at the way we beg for love and tyranny.

I shall never cease to marvel at the way we beg for love and tyranny.



All our parents have levels of deviousness. We're driven to write about this discrepancy between the bright shining selves they invented and the monsters lurking underneath.

All our parents have levels of deviousness. We're driven to write about this discrepancy between the bright shining selves they invented and the monsters lurking underneath.



Art is both a vengeance against reality and a reconciliation with it.

Art is both a vengeance against reality and a reconciliation with it.



I venture that those of us who are most serene when faced with the possibility of nothingness are the ones who've reached furthest to the downward and upward of their beings.

I venture that those of us who are most serene when faced with the possibility of nothingness are the ones who've reached furthest to the downward and upward of their beings.



As to why people like Joseph Lelyveld are writing memoirs, I think they're just catching on the coattails of the trend.

As to why people like Joseph Lelyveld are writing memoirs, I think they're just catching on the coattails of the trend.



one forgives parents as naturally as one emancipates oneself from them - usually shortly afterward.

one forgives parents as naturally as one emancipates oneself from them - usually shortly afterward.





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