Rick Moody Quotes


35 Rick Moody quotes:



"I turned forty, and I'm finally going to get married and maybe have a kid."
"It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto, I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer ghetto and moving out into the world more."
"Maybe when I'm sixty-five I'll talk about my literary life."
"I suppose I should say that I treasure blasphemy, as a faith of the highest order."
"Nonfiction that uses novelistic devices and strategies to shape the work. That's material that I really like."
"The Ice Storm, because of the movie, has had, or is to have, a vigorous life in other cultures."
"The point is to balance on the edge between musicality and content."
"You don't have these perfectly transparent, simple thoughts. You have thoughts that are all cluttered up, like overused bookshelves."
"But that incessant drive to be out there in the literary universe that was important to me when I was in my twenties, like going to a Paris Review party or whatever, that seems totally irrelevant now."
"I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century."
"I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been reading a lot of books that just came out."
"Literature precedes genre."
"What genre it falls under is only of interest later."
"What happened was that after I wrote The Ice Storm I had a period where I was blocked for a little bit, before I wrote Purple America."
"I always wanted to write something illustrated, and the Details strip finally gave me the opportunity."
"I'm trying to read more dead people because I keep having to read stuff for juries and so forth."
"Impotence, fetishism, bisexuality, and bondage are all facts of life, and our fiction should reflect that."
"So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions."
"The process of composition, messing around with paragraphs and trying to make really good prose, is hardwired into my personality."
"I have worked really hard to defy categorization, to break down a taxonomy whenever it comes my way."



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