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Lawrence Block Quotes

So many changes, eating away at the world like water dripping on a rock.
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Dangerous thing, giving humanity the knowledge of good and evil. And the capacity to make the wrong choice more often than not.

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You know, it was a revelation to me to learn that I don't have to be comfortable. Nowhere is it written that I must be comfortable. I always thought if I felt nervous or anxious or unhappy I had to do something about it. But I learned that's not true. Bad feelings won't kill me. Alcohol will kill me, but my feelings won't.

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As my late mother famously observed, the one thing to be said for growing old is that every year there are a few more things I don't have to give a rat's ass about.

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The novel, I submit, is not merely the ultimate goal. It is also the place to start.

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When writing functions in this fashion as self-directed psychotherapy, we err if we demand that people be entertained and enlightened by the process.

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When someone put money in your hand you closed your fingers around it and put it in your pocket.

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-And I won't deny your neighbors will take you more seriously if you tell them you've written a novel. (Of course if that's the main concern, just go and tell them. You don't have to write anything. Just lie a little. Don't worry-they won't beg to read the manuscript.)

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I think persistence in the face of adversity is an essential part of a writer's job description. If you don't care enough about it to avoid being easily disheartened that way, you really should be doing something else.

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As a friend of mine, herself a writer, says, 'People who spend the most meaningful hours of their lives in the exclusive company of imaginary people are apt to be a little strange'

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