Joshua Cohen Quotes

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Joshua Cohen Quotes

Metaphors, similes, puns - all manner of metonymy - Im interested in language that cannot be parsed by a machine - language that can only be understood through acculturation.
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Each and every novel is a world outside the world - for a reader to visit, for comfort, consolation, escape, or challenge.

— Joshua Cohen

I've never enriched myself via privatization schemes in Eastern Europe.

— Joshua Cohen

Most literature everywhere and of every time is bad.

— Joshua Cohen

The problem is Jewish-American fiction that always ends with assimilation back into the community.

— Joshua Cohen

There are so many classic Big Brother warning books: the Internet is a horrible, controlling thing, as if it has a consciousness or political agenda.

— Joshua Cohen

Writing is a conviction before it is a craft.

— Joshua Cohen

You know you're a fool when what you're doing makes even the post office seem efficient.

— Joshua Cohen

A writer appears in everything that he does. That said, I felt like writing characters with my own name, in fact, provided me with something of a smoke screen.

— Joshua Cohen

I don't like being victimized by a machine or by other people's demands on my time. I become resentful by feeling forced or incentivized to live a life I don't want to live. That rage in general prevents me from entirely becoming enslaved by technology.

— Joshua Cohen

I don't think any book of mine will ever come as close to pure fantasy as 'A Heaven of Others.' I'll never again set a book in a world or after-world in which it's impossible to buy a cup of coffee or take an undisturbed afternoon nap.

— Joshua Cohen

I first read Dostoyevsky when I was 14 years old and was entranced. Dostoyevsky truly is a writer for 14-year-olds, and I mean that in the most approving way - approving of his energy, and rage, his endless pessimism, and endless innocence.

— Joshua Cohen

'Religion,' I should note, has a disputed etymology in Latin: some say it's from 'relegere,' meaning 'to reread', while others say it's from religare, meaning 'to connect' or 'link.' Literature is life's fastener.

— Joshua Cohen

The Jewish calendar, which is lunar, is a calendar of witness. The Sanhedrin, Jewry's Congress, met in Jerusalem toward the end of every month to wait for the new moon.

— Joshua Cohen

The larger your audience, the smaller your vocabulary and range of referents - the fewer your means of expression. You can't rely on the luxury of intimacy.

— Joshua Cohen

When knowledge no longer becomes the commodity of the few, but in a sense becomes equalized by everyone having access, you lose some aspect of Jewish particularity, or at least a Jewish particularity that is fundamental to the construct of Jews as people of the book, which was always interesting.

— Joshua Cohen

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