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

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

A heart of fire in a shell of ice.

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

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

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

Oh, save me God, but not quite yet.

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

If I were ever to go mad it would be on Thanksgiving Day, that day of guilt and grace when the family hangs upon you like an ax over a sacrificial victim, like the oven's heat on that poor bird.

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

Lovers, children, heroes, none of them do we fantasize as extravagantly as we fantasize our parents.

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

I think we're much more eager to know about our parents than we were in the seventies.

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

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.

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

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

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

I write because in the act of creation there comes that mysterious, abundant sense of being both parent and child; I am giving birth to an Other and simultaneously being reborn as a child in the playground of creation.

— Francine Du Plessix Gray

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