Junot Diaz Quotes

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Junot Diaz Quotes

The world should always be concerned whenever a vast human rights violation occurs anywhere on the planet.
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'A Princess of Mars' may not have exerted the same colossal pull that Tarzan had on the global imagination, but its influence on generations of readers cannot be underestimated.

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I'm a product of a fragmented world.

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God bless perseverance. Because it's not easy.

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A young person, or someone who's writing in a different way - in some ways you could say, eventually someone will find them. Eventually someone will hear them. But it's good a lot of young people persevere. Because sometimes you have to send something out a thousand times before anyone recognizes your value.

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New Jersey for me is so alive with history. It's old, dynamic, African-American, Latino.

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I don't think you can be from the Caribbean and not know a certain amount about the apocalypse.

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I'm sure I'm one of those undiagnosed people with social anxiety.

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Technically, I split my time between N.Y.C. and Boston.

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When I was working on 'Drown' - this was way back in the mid-'90s - I had this idea that I wanted to do another collected stories. I wanted to do another book like 'Drown' that focused specifically on infidelity.

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I didn't start writing until late high school and then I was just diddling. Mainly I loved to read and my writing was an outgrowth of that.

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My novel, which I had started with such hope shortly after publishing my first book of stories, wouldn't budge past the 75-page mark. Nothing I wrote past page 75 made any kind of sense. Nothing. Which would have been fine if the first 75 pages hadn't been pretty damn cool.

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We have a whole bunch of young people and a whole bunch of families. Are we going to disrupt these families and tear them apart? Or are we going think, like, listen - these people are here. We've got to deal with this reality. We've got to extend the franchise.

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When I think about my own relationships to the women that I really loved, it feels like that love, even after we've broken up and we're no longer speaking, that love never goes away. No one told me that.

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I think what happened to me was that I was always being taught to look, but one day I started to see. And it was because a lot of women in my life were refusing just to be looked at, to be this passive figure.

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I'm having so much trouble with writing. Maybe if I help other people, it'll be easier for me.

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Used to be in the old days, only the pulp writers wrote like machines. Now everybody is expected to be literary John Henrys. So in that context someone like me is an anomaly.

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In another universe I probably came out OK, ended up with mad novias and jobs and a sea of love in which to swim, but in this world I had a brother who was dying of cancer and a long dark patch of life like a mile of black ice waiting for me up ahead.

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