Pete Hamill Quotes

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Pete Hamill Quotes

In 1962, I wrote a series about 42nd Street called Welcome to Lostville. One result was that the young Bob Dylan read it and invited me to his first concert at Town Hall; the result was a kind of friendship that years later led to my liner notes for Blood on the Tracks.
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For a long time, I was in love with her in that diffuse, ambiguous, and obsessive way that can never be explained to strangers.

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For those without money, the road to that treasure house of the imagination begins at the public library.

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Getting out any weekly magazine requires many hours of reading, choosing, discarding, and thinking beyond the obvious.

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I don't think enough journalists read enough - literature, history. You've got to keep reading all through your career.

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I usually wake up at 7, 7:15, without an alarm. I hate the sound of an alarm.

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New York and Dublin are now suburbs of each other.

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The replenishing thing that comes with a nap - you end up with two mornings in a day.

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There are human beings who will be helped in understanding our times through the diaries of Edward Robb Ellis.

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There's no one New York. There's multiple New Yorks.

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Writers are rememberers.

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As a reporter, going around, you hear stories you can't prove, which means you can't put them in the newspaper. But they're good stories, and I would jot them down thinking maybe one day I could write that as a short story.

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In the newspaper business, I was in the last generation before the arrival of the personnel manager. You were hired by editors - and editors who would take a chance on what they perceived to be talent and not hire a resume.

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People become writers in the first place by those things that hurt you into art, as Yeats said it. Then they become separated from what started out affecting them. Journalism forces you to look at the world so you don't get cut off.

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More than anything, it's a game of innocence. Politicians may come and go, but they always get booed at the ballpark.

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