• People have been asking me, "What advice do you have for young writers?" I tell them: a) get off social media; b) don't ask your friends what they think about your work or your ideas. You need to focus and be insane within yourself to build your sandcastle. The mind is so malleable and you need to have a steel trap around it, at least while you're working on something.

    "'We're all together on this weird planet doing weird shit': an Interview with Writer Ottessa Moshfegh". Interview with Kameron Bashi, May 15, 2017.