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I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron.
No one yet has managed to be post-Shakespearean.
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike
It is by extending oneself, by exercising some capacity previously unused that
You know, I don’t want to be offensive. But ‘Infinite Jest’ [regarded
Everyone wants a prodigy to fail; it makes our mediocrity more bearable.
There is no method except yourself.
Literature is achieved anxiety.
Aesthetic value emanates from the struggle between texts: in the reader, in
We possess the Canon because we are mortal and also rather belated.
We read, frequently if not unknowingly, in search of a mind more original than our own.
Real reading is a lonely activity.
I am pro-expression. I am pro – you know, as long as you don’t hurt anyone.
An object imbued with intent — it has power, it’s treasure, we’re drawn
Most people can’t understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.
I always tell myself, when I remember the non-stop self-generated hell party
Certain kinds of things that the novel used to do, which was, “
I did not come here to repeat what you already know. I have come to reveal something new.
I saw leaving college as an opportunity to do something different with
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t immediately love your stepchildren as you