Paul Auster Quotes

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Paul Auster Quotes

Memory, therefore, not simply as the resurrection of ones private past, but an immersion in the past of others, which is to say: history - which one both participates in and is a witness to, is a part of and apart from. Everything, therefore, is present in his mind at once, as if each element were reflecting the light of all the others, and at the same time emitting its own unique and unquenchable radiance.
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Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head.

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You can't put your feet on the ground until you've touched the sky.

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Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in northern Wisconsin.

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I know you don't love me but that doesn't mean I'm the wrong girl for you.

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I like the sound a typewriter makes.

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Those of us who can remember our childhoods will recall how ardently we relished the moment of the bedtime story, when our mother or father would sit down beside us in the semi-dark and read from a book of fairy tales.

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Memoirs have dominated the literary scene now for ten or 20 or even 30 years: most of them seem to use the conventions of fiction and it's astonishing how in so many of these books people seem to be able to remember conversations that took place when they were five years old and give three pages of coherent dialogue, which is utterly impossible.

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Money, of course, is never just money. It's always something else, and it's always something more, and it always has the last word.

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Some people are great, and they approach each work with honesty, and that's wonderful. But when people have built up a sort of resentment or animosity for reasons that are hard to put your finger on, they read in bad faith.

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