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John Hawkes Quotes & Quotations
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    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. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    As in The Lime Twig dream and illusion are right at the center of Charivari. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    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. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    I didn't for a moment doubt the choice, but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    I didn't know what kind of jobs, because how was I prepared? At best, I would be an AB in English. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    I do not feel an exile from America in any sense. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    I remember my mother finding mud somehow and putting it on the sting. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    I used to carry about with me a German map-case filled with poems. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
  • 10
    I was not typical. Whatever typical or normal is, I was somehow separated and different. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    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. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
  • 13
    In The Lime Twig I took two very young people and made them very old. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    My education was constantly interrupted. I moved around a great deal, had no real sense of home, except for the New England landscape. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
  • 15
    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. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    My mother wanted very much to play tennis; she wanted, most of all, to be a singer and play the piano. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    On the night before we were married, all of the anxiety in the world came down upon me. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    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. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
  • 19
    Really, I didn't like Alaska. It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
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    The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language. John-HawkesJohn Hawkes
  • 21
    When I started writing fiction, I knew how good it was immediately. John-Hawkes/">John Hawkes