John Hawkes Quotes


29 John Hawkes quotes:



"As he was telling us about these pleasures, at that very moment, in the ruin and the tall grass, I stepped on a hornets, nest and got stung."
"As in The Lime Twig dream and illusion are right at the center of Charivari."
"Because of my father's dislocated life, I knew intuitively that I wanted to have as few jobs as possible by the time I was married."
"He was the first person to befriend me at Harvard. At any rate, in some class the teacher gave us an exercise which I've used ever since."
"I didn't for a moment doubt the choice, but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then."
"I didn't know what kind of jobs, because how was I prepared? At best, I would be an AB in English."
"I do not feel an exile from America in any sense."
"I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life, and that's where I commented someplace on hearing."
"I remember my mother finding mud somehow and putting it on the sting."
"I used to carry about with me a German map-case filled with poems."
"I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal."
"I was not typical. Whatever typical or normal is, I was somehow separated and different."
"In my earliest childhood, we seemed to move back and forth between New York City and Connecticut until I was about eight or ten years old."
"In The Lime Twig I took two very young people and made them very old."
"It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane - they're all the same, I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth."
"My education was constantly interrupted. I moved around a great deal, had no real sense of home, except for the New England landscape."
"My father's parents were Irish. Only a year before my father died, he and I went back to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead."
"My mother wanted very much to play tennis; she wanted, most of all, to be a singer and play the piano."
"On the night before we were married, all of the anxiety in the world came down upon me."
"Once I started to write prose, I certainly did not envy the poets. I've mocked poets and poetry ever since I began writing fiction."



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