Armistead Maupin Quotes

23 Armistead Maupin quotes:

"I can't imagine a more fulfilling thing for a writer than that you've made a strong impact on the lives of other people. Just because I've heard it before does not mean I don't want to hear it one more time."
"I consider myself much better adjusted than Gabriel."
"I know that when Terry and I were together, 10 years ago, he did not appreciate it when people would ask him what it is like being partnered with a celebrity. Precisely because it suggested that he had no value."
"Too much of a good thing is wonderful."
"But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers."
"I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers."
"I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up, so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom. You get kinder as you go along."
"I've included these little jokes and mysteries in my writing for the amusement of readers."
"The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives."
"I have always distrusted memoir. I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction. It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it. Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir."
"For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity. People recognize me from time to time, and they usually say very appreciative things. It affords me a great deal of pleasure."
"I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction."
"I've always believed you can get closer to the truth by pretending not to speak it."
"I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct, rescued me most of my life."
"Being in love is the only transcendent experience."
"Well, Terry and I broke up 10 years ago. So the healing that was going to happen, happened. So mostly this was a stroll down memory lane."
"When I get back from this book tour, I'm planning to learn the internet. Maybe I can hook up in cyberspace."
"I wish we could have used more than we used, but there is a certain conventional wisdom about filmmaking that says that long phone calls are taboo."
"I've always drawn on bits and pieces of my own life."
"It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself."

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