Stewart O'Nan Quotes

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Stewart O'Nan Quotes

Somewhere in this latest humiliation there was a lesson in self-reliance. Hed failed so completely that hed become his own man again.
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The happiest she'd ever been was with him, and the saddest. Was that the true test of love?

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I don't like coming home. It keeps me from being nostalgic, which by nature I am. Even before the plane begins its descent, I find myself dreading the questions left unanswered by my childhood.

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They should."
"Should be like a wood bee," she said.
It was a private joke, a mocking appreciation of the slipperiness of even the simplest hope, a nonce catchphrase like so many others lifted from favorite movies or TV shows that served as a rote substitute for conversation and bound them like shut-in twins, each other's best and, most often, only audience.

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When I'm writing, I try to have the mask of my character on as I'm walking through the world.

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Local teenagers killed in a car crash is a suburban legend, a stock plot line.

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I'm not sure the risks I take are any different from what other writers take, since we all serve at the pleasure of the reader.

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If there is an audience out there for me, I want them to be surprised when the next book comes out.

— Stewart O'Nan

It is not brilliance or facility that is necessary, but the determination to bear and even enjoy the dull process of wading into one's own bad prose again, and one more time, and then once again, with the utmost concentration and taste, looking for opportunities to mine deeper.

— Stewart O'Nan

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