Michael Chabon's Quotes
Biography of Michael Chabon
I love Richard Yates, his work, and the novel, Revolutionary Road. It's a devastating novel.Tags: Love, Road, Work
I wanted to give readers the feeling of knowing the characters, a mental image.Tags: Feeling, Give, Wanted
People keep saying, 'Oh, you're getting all these great reviews, that must make you really happy.' I guess it does, but mostly it's just a relief.Tags: Great, Happy, Saying
So it was scary, but that's how it goes. To my great delight, I discovered that it did all belong.Tags: Goes, Great, Scary
That was all very nice of them. They didn't have to do anything because I wasn't officially involved at all.Tags: Involved, Nice, Officially
That's the best thing about writing, when you're in that zone, you're porous, ready to absorb the solution.Tags: Best, Ready, Writing
The First Amendment has the same role in my life as a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem.Tags: Life, Sun, Writer
The things I keep going back to, rereading, maybe they say more about me as a reader than about the books. Love in the Time of Cholera, Pale Fire.Tags: Fire, Love, Time
As soon as I read that, it clicked: that's my theater of war. It was exciting to think that I could write about World War Two from a totally new place.Tags: Place, War, Write
He comes to this other world and he has to reinvent himself. Again, it felt natural, even though I'd been working really hard trying to come up with something.Tags: Hard, Trying, Working
I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there.Tags: Old, Self, Sense
I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea, then again with my agent, another woman, then my editor, another woman - in spite of the fact that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear.Tags: Fear, Good, Wife
I wasn't involved, except to the degree that they sent me drafts of the script as the writer turned them in. They asked me at one point to write a memo about what I thought of it.Tags: Point, Thought, Write
It was an incredible resource. I'd sit with a big stack of bound New Yorkers in the library and read through, especially the 'Talk of the Town' sections.Tags: Big, Read, Talk
It's good to have it over with. I worked on it a long time, and I didn't know what people were going to think of it. Would people like it? Would they buy it? So far it's been doing pretty well.Tags: Good, Pretty, Time
Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.Tags: Mind, Work, Yourself
Moby Dick - that book is so amazing. I just realized that it starts with two characters meeting in bed; that's how my book begins, too, but I hadn't noticed the parallel before, two characters forced to share a bed, reluctantly.Tags: Amazing, Bed, Book
What's going to be hard for me is to try to divorce myself as much as possible from what I wrote. I'll have to approach it simply as raw material and try to craft a film script out of it.Tags: Divorce, Hard, Try
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