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Harold Brodkey Quotes

If you like to read, sometimes its interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet ... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination.
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God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle-or instruction.

— Harold Brodkey

I often thought men stank of rage; it is why I preferred women, and homosexuals.

— Harold Brodkey

Someone who claims to write with emotion recollected in tranquility, is a fool and a liar. To understand is to tremble. To recollect is to re-enter and riven ... I admire the authority of being on one's knees in front of an event.

— Harold Brodkey

Public radio is alive and kicking, it always has been.

— Harold Brodkey

I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off.

— Harold Brodkey

Death and I are head to head in a total collision, pure and mutual distaste.

— Harold Brodkey

Almost the first thing I did when I became ill was to buy a truly good television set.

— Harold Brodkey

You really can't write unless you read. You have to know what the game is all about.

— Harold Brodkey

I have AIDS. I am surprised that I do. I have not been exposed since1977, which is to say that my experience, myadventures in homosexuality took place largely in the1960s and '70s, and back then I relied on time and abstinence to indicate my degree of freedom from infectionand to protect others and myself.

— Harold Brodkey

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