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'Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.'


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'I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.'


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'I slept for four years. I didn't study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.'


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'There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.'


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'There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it.'


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'The future belongs to crowds.'


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'I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.'


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'I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries. Virtually nothing else.'


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'There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.'


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'People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.'


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'People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.'


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'Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies.'


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'In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act.'


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'The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.'


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'In the face of technology, everything becomes a little atavistic.'


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'There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it.'


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'I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend Moon of the Unification Church. I wanted to understand this event, and the only way to understand it was to write about it.'

 

 

 

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