Jerzy Kosinski Quotes

31 Jerzy Kosinski quotes:

"A trait which differentiated New York from European cities was the incredible freedom and ease in which life, including sexual life, could be carried on, on many levels."
"I can create countries just as I can create the actions of my characters. That is why a lot of travel seems to me a waste of time."
"I don't fret over lost time - I can always use the situations in a novel."
"As I go to sleep I remember what my father said-that one can never be sure if one will awake. The way my health is now, this is becoming more and more real."
"Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the conditions of a writer's life."
"Going around under an umbrella interferes with one's looking up at the sky."
"I am inspired by human sexuality. The act itself is mechanical and holds little interest to me."
"Physical comfort has nothing to do with any other comfort."
"There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian nation than the withdrawal of capital."
"The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke."
"In my photographs it is apparent that there was no posing at the moment I released the shutter."
"Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership."
"The things I write are for those who are willing to accept a new relationship between the reader and the author."
"A novelist has a specific poetic license which also applies to his own life."
"I do like to live in other people's homes. I enjoy being a guest. I am an inexpensive guest. When one lives in another's home he can enter into the psychic kingdom of that person."
"I do not gather things, I prefer to rent them rather than to possess them."
"If we reduce social life to the smallest possible unit we will find that there is no social life in the company of one."
"It is possible to stand around with a cocktail in one's hand and talk with everyone, which means with no one."
"The planned sit-down reception is an artificial forum where one is presented with a limited number of persons with whom he can hold a conversation."
"Banks introduced the installment plan. The disappearance of cash and the coming of the credit card changed the shape of life in the United States."

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