David Bergen Quotes

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David Bergen Quotes

I think a construction project for me is like writing a novel. I cant do the project unless I can envision sort of the whole structure and see what the end result might be.
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The most difficult part of being a mother was to observe the mistakes of one's children: the foolish loves, the desperate solitude and alienation, the lack of will, the gullibility, the joyous and naive leaps into the unknown, the ignorance, the panicky choices and the utter determination.

— David Bergen

A mentor, a 'teacher,' is like an editor. I absolutely value my editor, who is my teacher.

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Every year, the Giller jury is different. You write the best book you can and throw it out there.

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I like characters who are contradictory.

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I may not have written the stories that I've written if I hadn't ended up in Niverville. I don't know; I don't know. How can you know?

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You are only as good as your last book, and so there has to be a book.

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The story wrote quickly. I called it 'Where You're From,' and I sent it out, as I had numerous other stories over the years. Except this time I got a letter back saying that it would be published. Someone out there had liked the story. I was thirty-one years old.

— David Bergen

Way back in 1989, I got lucky with my first published story when it was selected for the Journey Prize anthology. Then I got lucky three more times. It is astounding to see how many writers published in the anthology have gone on to publish great story collections and novels. The anthology is a windfall for both writer and reader.

— David Bergen

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