Michael Chabon Quotes

30 Michael Chabon quotes:

"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."
"That's the best thing about writing, when you're in that zone, you're porous, ready to absorb the solution."
"He comes to this other world and he has to reinvent himself. Again, it felt natural, even though I'd been working really hard trying to come up with something."
"I have a deadline. I'm glad. I think that will help me get it done."
"I wanted to give readers the feeling of knowing the characters, a mental image."
"It's good to have it over with. I worked on it a long time, and I didn't know what people were going to think of it. Would people like it? Would they buy it? So far it's been doing pretty well."
"Joe is the hero and Sammy is the sidekick. That's how I feel about it."
"It was the beginning of youth culture and pandering to youth culture, ... In that, the comic book publishers were definitely pioneers."
Author: Chabon Quotes Category: Beginning Quotes
"Comic books were just the means for me to tell the story."
"It is unusual for Joe to be that way, but that's what interested me."
"Did I really win? ... I had kind of figured it was not my year. My goodness, this is exciting."
Author: Chabon Quotes Category: Goodness Quotes
"I like giving readers an opportunity to get a hold of me in that way and to read things I've written which might disappear otherwise."
"I was thinking, too, of Superman and his fortress of solitude."
"I wasn't involved, except to the degree that they sent me drafts of the script as the writer turned them in. They asked me at one point to write a memo about what I thought of it."
"It was an incredible resource. I'd sit with a big stack of bound New Yorkers in the library and read through, especially the 'Talk of the Town' sections."
"So it was scary, but that's how it goes. To my great delight, I discovered that it did all belong."
"Every time another review comes out I let out a deep breath."
"I was a big comics reader when I was a kid, from about six to fifteen. I collected them, I read them, I even created my own characters in comics."
"I'm such a devoted web user, myself, that it feels important to me to have a presence, to be a part of that whole collective enterprise."
"It was fun. That was something I came to fairly late."

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