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I think novels are profoundly autobiographical. If writers deny that, they are lying. Or if its really true, then I think its a mistake.
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To me, self-esteem is not self-love. It is self-acknowledgment, as in recognizing and accepting who you are.

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Parenthood is a psychic sweat lodge: enter into it only if you are ready to have your own secreted toxins running into your eyes. Few people are prepared for its power - women or men.

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I love writing letters. In order to write a novel in first person, I think I needed an addressee.

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I often heard Latvians compare Russia and America. Latvians find both countries and their leaders possessed of the same mysterious confidence.

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My mother was born in Latvia. She and most of her family fled from the capital city of Riga in 1944 with the final approach of the Soviet army.

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Oh, I'm a pretty bad poet. This has been corroborated by others.

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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' is, to my mind, a work of perfect genius.

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If you could literally 'rid' yourself of your problems by voicing them, I'd be all for it. But since that isn't so, why not reserve the spoken word for functional interactions and witticisms, if not declarations of love?

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Other than a short article I read in 2008 when the real story broke, I have not followed the Clark Rockefeller case, and 'Schroder' is not a novelization of that story.

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Several paranoid suspicions occurred to me, the worst of which was that my whole identity was merely a patched-together set of behaviors designed to keep my parents joined to each other - the repertoire of tricks of a small but intelligent dog.

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When you feel the need to moan and groan, laugh with woeful recognition and eat flaky pastries. If you hear yourself taking the art of complaining a little too seriously, ask yourself what you're trying to accomplish, exactly.

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To be a writer, open your heart. Keep it open. You can't be a writer with a closed heart.

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