I felt the need to tell stories to understand myself.
Teaching is a good distraction, and I am in contact with young people, which is very gratifying.
Your reality, isn’t restricted by this cell we live in. If you read something, if you study something, you transcend any cell you’re inside of
If it's great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished. It's a positive force.
If the novelist shares his or her problems with the characters, he or she is able to study his personal unconscious.
I allow my intuition to lead my path.
I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized.
What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don't they?
I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order, so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue.
Hitchcock makes it very clear to us. There's an objective and a subjective camera, like there's a third- and a first-person narrator in literature.
For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
Book reviews have never helped me. Most of them erred in their interpretations and their work has been a waste of time.
As a rule, one should never place form over content.
I can work in films as long as the story doesn't have a realistic nature. If I'm working with an allegory, a fantasy, it can be developed in synthetic terms.
My pleasure was to copy, not to create.
The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective.
I started writing movie scripts. They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when they were finished because they were simple copies of the films I saw in childhood.
Being a man (male "macho") does not give you right to anything.
Tardiness in literature can make me nervous.
I don't think humor is forced upon my universe; it's a part of it.
Writers are not meant for action.
My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor.
I do believe that reading can help you understand what you're writing and see what others are doing. But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor.
I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all.
I don't want to name names, but the least I can say about rock and roll is that I'm suspicious.
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