Norman Spinrad Quotes


21 Norman Spinrad quotes:



"If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter."
"As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography."
"English is taking over the world. I just wrote a piece about it. And it's not by design. The United States dominates because it's the biggest market."
"I believe that interest in heroes is universal and eternal."
"I get work because I'm primarily a novelist but I've become script doctor. I can work back and forth between French and English."
"I must admit to being greatly influenced by Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces."
"I never learned to read music."
"I was a precocious reader."
"I write in American slang."
"I'm not gifted, but I'm not hopeless."
"If it's not American, the French won't go see it."
"In America, if you don't do a 100 million dollars, you've done nothing."
"Is anything accidental?"
"It's trite to say that the world has gotten smaller in the age of globalization, but my travels have told me that it's wrong to think this means there is some kind of uniform world culture."
"Mexico was conquered more by manipulation of myth and archetype."
"The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel."
"The world has become more complex as technology and easy travel mixes cultures without homogenizing them."
"There are certain things that ordinary people have that celebrities don't have."
"When you're in the States and you're a writer and you've got money and you walk into a bank, you're a bum with money."
"You can really do more than you think you can do."



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