Michael Chabon Quotes

Michael Chabon Quotes: Literature, like magic, has always been about the handling of secrets, about the pain, the destruction, and the marvelous liberation that can result when they are revealed. If a writer doesn't give away secrets, his own or those of the people he loves, if he doesn't court disapproval, reproach and general wrath, whether of friends, family or party apparatchiks... the result is pallid, inanimate, a lump of earth.
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Michael Chabon Quote: There are no moments more painful for a parent than those in which you contemplate your child's perfect innocence of some imminent pain, misfortune, or sorrow. That innocence (like every kind of innocence children have) is rooted in their trust of you, one that you will shortly be obliged to betray; whether it is fair or not, whether you can help it or not, you are always the ultimate guarantor or destroyer of that innocence.
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Quotes about Michael Chabon: The whole house seemed to exhale a melancholy breath of emptiness
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Quote about Michael Chabon: When I'm writing solitude feels very good. But when I'm not writing it feels lonely... Having a big family solves that problem.
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Michael Chabon Sayings: I have a good memory for words, and when I come upon a word I don't know, I remember it, or try to - it's almost like a tic.
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Michael Chabon Saying: I'm never going to be a Tom Clancy. And I wouldn't really want to be - not that I have anything against him, and I wish him continued success - because that's not why I'm writing novels. I'm doing it because I have to. I feel like I have to, anyway.
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Sayings about Michael Chabon: Horror grows impatient, rhetorically, with the Stoic fatalism of Ecclesiastes. That we are all going to die, that death mocks and cancels every one of our acts and attainments and every moment of our life histories, this knowledge is to storytelling what rust is to oxidation; the writer of horror holds with those who favor fire. The horror writer is not content to report on death as the universal system of human weather; he or she chases tornadoes. Horror is Stoicism with a taste for spectacle.
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Saying about Michael Chabon: He looked so profoundly disappointed in me that I wondered for a moment if he was someone I knew.
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Michael Chabon Quotes: I have confused ideas of deity, heavily influenced by mind-altering years of reading science fiction, that do not often trouble me, but one thing I know for certain, and have known since the age of five or six, is that I really can't stand the God of Abraham. In fact, I consider him to constitute the pattern to which every true asshole I have ever known in my life has pretty well conformed.
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Michael Chabon Quote: I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there.
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Quotes about Michael Chabon: The First Amendment has the same role in my life as a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem.
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Quote about Michael Chabon: It is always so simple, and so complicating, to accept an apology.
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Michael Chabon Sayings: That's why school was invented - to give your parents some peace and quiet during the day.
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Michael Chabon Saying: What smells strongly of crap to one generation - Victorian penny dreadfuls, the music of the Archies, the Lone Ranger radio show, blaxploitation films of the seventies - so often becomes a fruitful source of inspiration, veneration, and study for those to come, while certified Great and Worthy Art molders and fades on its storage rack, giving off an increasingly powerful whiff of naphthalene.
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Sayings about Michael Chabon: I'm a man who falls in love so easily, and with such reckless lack of consideration for the consequences of my actions, that from the very first instant of entering into a marriage I become, almost by definition, an adulterer.
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Saying about Michael Chabon: I don't have a problem with many uses of the word genre, just certain ones. I have the most trouble when these labels are used to prevent discussion, to prevent a work from being taken seriously as literature. When we say
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Michael Chabon Quotes: Every Messiah fails, the moment he tries to redeem himself.
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Michael Chabon Quote: I thought, I fanced, that in a moment, I would be standing on nothing at all, and for the first time in my life, I needed the wings none of us has.
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