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I have a longing for fiction, to try to believe in it and to disappear into it.
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When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants - that that's our purpose.

— Karl Ove Knausgaard

The difficult thing for me is that I want basically to be a good man. That's what I want to be.

— Karl Ove Knausgaard

My memory is basically visual: that's what I remember, rooms and landscapes. What I do not remember are what the people in these room were telling me. I never see letters or sentences when I write or read, but only the images they produce.

— Karl Ove Knausgaard

Concealing what is shameful to you will never lead to anything of value.

— Karl Ove Knausgaard

My writing became more and more minimalist. In the end, I couldn't write at all. For seven or eight years, I hardly wrote. But then I had a revelation. What if I did the opposite? What if, when a sentence or a scene was bad, I expanded it, and poured in more and more? After I started to do that, I became free in my writing.

— Karl Ove Knausgaard

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