Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes

Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes: I remember liking to write stories pretty early on. In fourth or fifth grade, they would give us the beginning of a story, and we were supposed to finish it. I remember liking that. But I didn't think about deciding to become a writer until high school at about the age of 16.
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Jeffrey Eugenides Quote: That's the way I will write characters, put a fair amount of myself in them, and then everyone else who was like that person, I will pick and choose.
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Quotes about Jeffrey Eugenides: I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head.
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Quote about Jeffrey Eugenides: Basically you come up with the fictional idea and you start writing that story, but then in order to write it and to make it seem real, you sometimes put your own memories in. Even if it's a character that's very different from you.
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Jeffrey Eugenides Sayings: I think there's a real connection between acting and writing novels because the way I write characters has a little bit to do with the method acting that I was taught in high school and college.
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Jeffrey Eugenides Saying: They had killed themselves over our dying forests, over manatees maimed by propellers as they surfaced to drink from garden hoses; they had killed themselves at the sight of used tires stacked higher than the pyramids; they had killed themselves over the failure to find a love none of us could ever be. In the end, the tortures tearing the Lisbon girls pointed to a simple reasoned refusal to accept the world as it was handed down to them, so full of flaws.
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Sayings about Jeffrey Eugenides: For the eternity that Lux Lisbon looked at him, Trip Fontaine looked back, and the love he felt at that moment, truer than all subsequent loves because it never had to survive real life, still plagued him, even now in the desert, with his looks and health wasted. 'You never know what'll set the memory off,' he told us. 'A baby's face. A bell on a cat's collar. Anything.' They didn't exchange a single word. But in the weeks that followed, Trip spent his days wandering the halls, hoping for Lux to appear, the most naked person with clothes on he had ever seen.
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Saying about Jeffrey Eugenides: And in some of the houses, people were getting old and sick and were dying, leaving others to grieve. It was happening all the time, unnoticed, and it was the thing that really mattered. What really mattered in life, what gave it weight, was death.
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Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes: In the end, the tortures tearing the Lisbon girls pointed to a simple reasoned refusal to accept the world as it was handed down to them, so full of flaws.
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Jeffrey Eugenides Quote: It didn't matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls, but only that we had loved them, and that they hadn't heard us calling, still do not hear us, up here in the tree house with our thinning hair and soft bellies, calling them out of those rooms where they went to be alone for all time, alone in suicide, which is deeper than death, and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together.
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Quotes about Jeffrey Eugenides: Mitchell had answered that, as far as he understood them, mystical experiences were significant only to the extent that they changed a person's conception of reality, and if that changed conception led to a change in behavior and action, a loss of ego.
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Quote about Jeffrey Eugenides: There comes a moment, when you get lost in the woods, when the woods begin to feel like home.
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Jeffrey Eugenides Sayings: I'm hopefully making the reader feel a lot about the characters and then about their own life.
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Jeffrey Eugenides Saying: My house fly theory is related to my theory about why time seems to go faster as you get older.
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Sayings about Jeffrey Eugenides: I'm constantly having doubts and moments of depression and then excitement and then back into the slough of despond.
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Saying about Jeffrey Eugenides: Well, marriage doesn't function in the way it used to in terms of deciding our fate, but it's in our heads, and it determines a lot of our actions. Like, right now, if you think about gay marriage - and they just started having the first gay marriages in New York - it shows what a potent idea marriage remains for people.
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Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes: When I'm creating a character, it's a little bit like what my theater teachers used to tell me about Stanislavsky, like if you're using sense memory to do a scene - if you have to cry in a scene, you try to remember something in your life that made you cry and you use that in order to get the tears.
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Jeffrey Eugenides Quote: I know that attaching memories to books may be going out of the world, but while it lasts, it's a strong record of your life.
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