• I'm working at trying to be a Christian, and that's serious business. It's like trying to be a good Jew, a good Muslim, a good Buddhist, a good Shintoist, a good Zoroastrian, a good friend, a good lover, a good mother, a good buddy: it's serious business.

    Interview with George Plimpton (Summer 1990), as published in "Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Ninth Series" edited by George Plimpton, July 1, 1992.
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