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Born: 1929-08-24
Profession: Educator
Nation: American
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I consider myself a lesbian, but I'm a bisexual lesbian.

Tags: Bisexual, Consider, Lesbian

We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it's a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.

Tags: Dating, Ego, Men

It's very hard for a man to ask questions about sex. The smart ones do.

Tags: Hard, Sex, Smart

If you go out to dinner with someone, you find out what they prefer in food. We ought to be able to have a conversation to find out what people prefer when it comes to sex.

Tags: Food, Sex, Someone

Men are hung up on breasts. They're looking at the titty dinner. It's pathetic.

Tags: Looking, Men, Pathetic

Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice! That's the condition of the female. Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.

Tags: Female, Sacrifice, Women

The person whose face is between your legs is gonna get lockjaw.

Tags: Between, Face, Whose

When I do documentaries, my best information ends up on the cutting-room floor. People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.

Tags: Best, Honesty, Trouble

The media only wants to get the view of the flaming radicals because they make better copy than those of us who are more sensible. I'm a feminist and I think I've done a lot of good.

Tags: Done, Good, Sensible

Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn't care all that much if you live or die.

Tags: Care, Die, Storm

For me it was perfect, because it wasn't a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say, bring us some work, and we'll help you improve it. It really rewarded self-discipline.

Tags: Help, Perfect, Work

I found my first novel difficult. I don't want to make it sound like it's any more difficult than driving a cab or going to any other job, but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt, that you just kind of need to soldier on.

Tags: Difficult, Job, Soldier

I always told my dad I'd play professional football.

Tags: Dad, Football

I guess you could say I've been writing all my life.

Tags: Guess, Life, Writing

I never played inside as a kid - even in the rain I'd go out.

Tags: Kid, Played, Rain

I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.

Tags: Give, Science, Write

I've been getting into Nick Drake lately, the folk singer. Sad, gorgeous stuff.

Tags: Getting, Sad, Stuff

It wasn't until I was 26 or 25 when I started sending work out to magazines.

Tags: Started, Until, Work

Travel definitely affects me as a writer.

Tags: Definitely, Travel, Writer

You don't say, I'm going to be a writer when I grow up - at least I didn't.

Tags: Grow, Writer

But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I've got to figure out how this book's going to end. Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.

Tags: Book, End, Yourself

I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.

Tags: Busy, Mind, Time

I feel like it has gone very fast for me, but I feel like it wasn't instantaneous, at all. I was getting a lot of rejections. I just got very lucky and it happened quickly for me. I don't feel like I'm a prodigy or something.

Tags: Getting, Gone, Lucky

I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words.

Tags: Experience, Fun, School

It took me about three years to write About Grace. I wasn't teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week. And it would include research and reading - it wasn't just a blank page, laying down words.

Tags: Words, Working, Write

My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting.

Tags: Days, Life, She
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Short stories are wonderful and extremely challenging, and the joy of them, because it only takes me three or four months to write, I can take more risks with them. It's just less of your life invested.

Tags: Joy, Life, Short
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