Barry Hannah Quotes

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Barry Hannah Quotes

My best stories come out of nowhere, with no concern for form at all.
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Randomness I love. And I still love just a holler right in the middle of an ongoing narrative. Pain or joy, ecstasy.

— Barry Hannah

Voice comes to you through a spell, a trance. The best voices are not you ... they're a little away from you.

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When you're not involved, other people's unhappiness seems to be about the funniest damn thing on earth because you think you can solve it, that you are God, that you are above this, and that their unhappiness is just such useless toil and agony. If it's you, it ceases to be a comedy.

— Barry Hannah

I hate editing. I love to write, but I hate to reread my stuff. To revise.

— Barry Hannah

My best stories come out of nowhere, with no concern for form at all.

— Barry Hannah

Most novels I come across have all the excitement of a long trip on a bus with a sensitive glee club. Yammer and chat.

— Barry Hannah

There was no one, when I was in school, who talked about going in and blowing up students. The teachers were very stern and hateable, but nobody ever mentioned murder.

— Barry Hannah

Literature is the history of the soul.

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My stories do have plot. They're not just scattered language; they're controlled, toward an end.

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Time is what makes good stories. Much has been cooking for a long time, and at last finds an out in narration one day. That's a supreme joy. And why the characters keep showing up.

— Barry Hannah

Where is the angry machine of all of us? Why is God such a blurred magician? Why are you begging for your life if you believe those things? Prove to me that you're better than the rabbits we ate last night.

— Barry Hannah

I wake my wife up at 3 a.m. and say, "Listen to this!"

— Barry Hannah

The first two drinks were always wonderfully liberating. You think better. You're braver, and you'll say anything. If you could just hang in there with two or three, it'd be beautiful. The trouble was I couldn't.

— Barry Hannah

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