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Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews (2nd Series) Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews by George Plimpton
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“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
E.L. Doctorow, Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews
“A majority of young people seem to develop mental arteriosclerosis forty years before they get the physical kind. Another question: why do some people remain open and elastic into extreme old age, whereas others become rigid and unproductive before they're fifty?”
Aldous Huxley, Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews
“All my thoughts are second thoughts.”
Aldous Huxley, Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews
“In India when I was a boy they had great big green lizards there, and if you shouted or shot them their tails would fall off. There was only one boy in the school who could catch lizards intact. No one knew quite how he did it. He had a special soft way of going up to them, and he’d bring them back with their tails on. That strikes me as the best analogy I can give you. To try and catch your poem without its tail falling off.”
Lawrence Durrell, Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews