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Born: 1921-08-25
Profession: Novelist
Nation: Irish
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If misery loves company, then triumph demands an audience.

Tags: Audience, Company, Misery

After a goalless first half, the score at half time is 0-0.

Tags: After, Half, Time

And now we have the formalities over, we'll have the National Anthems.

Tags: National

The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes.

Tags: Causes, Majority, Silent

The world's made up of individuals who don't want to be heroes.

Tags: Heroes

When you're a writer you no longer see things with the freshness of the normal person. There are always two figures that work inside you.

Tags: Normal, Work, Writer

As always on this boulevard, the faces were young, coming annually in an endless migration from every country, every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives.

Tags: Country, Here, Young

There comes a point in many people's lives when they can no longer play the role they have chosen for themselves. When that happens, we are like actors finding that someone has changed the play.

Tags: Lives, Someone, Themselves

I've made a dog's breakfast of English history, geography, 'King Lear,' and the English language in general.

Tags: Dog, History, Language

I don't read reviews if I know in advance they're negative, because I can't have my confidence undermined when I'm writing.

Tags: Confidence, Negative, Writing

I really don't think of my work in terms of a genre. I think of it in terms of what I want to say, what I think is cool, and what I'm good at.

Tags: Cool, Good, Work

I'm not afraid of getting into a subject I don't know much about.

Tags: Afraid, Getting, Subject

The reason I wrote 'You Suck' was that I so enjoyed spending time with Tommy and Jody.

Tags: Reason, Spending, Time

When I teach seminars, I tell people, 'Your stuff has to look like something that's out there, because otherwise nobody will take a chance on you.'

Tags: Chance, Stuff, Tell

As much as I encourage communication with my readers, I don't want reviews from them, simply because I don't need to be hamstrung in the middle of working on something.

Tags: Encourage, Simply, Working

For me, 'Lamb' started out as a further exploration of the phenomenon of faith and the responsibility of a messiah that I touched on in 'Coyote Blue' and 'Island of the Sequined Love Nun,' but it ended up being an exploration of the true meaning of sacrifice, loyalty, and friendship.

Tags: Faith, Friendship, Love

From Dickens's cockneys to Salinger's phonies, from Kerouac's beatniks to Cheech and Chong's freaks, and on to hip hop's homies, dialect has always been used as a way for generations to distinguish themselves.

Tags: Hip, Themselves, Used

I just finished a novel called 'Exult,' by Joe Quirk, last night. It's about hang gliding. I liked his first book, too, 'The Ultimate Rush.' I now know that I never, ever, ever want to go hang gliding, so that's good.

Tags: Book, Good, Night

Like most people, I woke up one day to find that everyone I knew was taking antidepressants, and since I wasn't, I figured that I must be the cause of their depression.

Tags: Depression, Everyone, Since

One thing that's really delightful is my books tend to attract people who are funny, so I get the benefit of people writing me with things that crack me up.

Tags: Books, Funny, Writing

San Francisco is a breathtakingly beautiful city, with lots of great contrasts between dark and light, often overlapping each other. It's a great setting for a horror story.

Tags: Beautiful, Dark, Great

The fact that 'A Dirty Job' has comedy and supernatural horror in it, that both are woven in and out of it with a whimsical tone, despite the fact that it's about death, makes it hard to characterize with standard genre labels - but I have no problem with that. I'd call it a funny story about death, and leave it at that.

Tags: Death, Funny, Job

When I was writing 'You Suck,' in 2006, I constructed the diction of the book's narrator, perky Goth girl Abby Normal, from what I read on Goth blog sites.

Tags: Book, Girl, Writing

When you go on book tour, you're always talking about yourself and your book from the time you get up in the morning until you go out at night. You, you. You get really sick of yourself.

Tags: Morning, Time, Yourself
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