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Born: 1923-04-22
Profession: Author
Nation: American
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I don't like to listen to music while I'm working.

Tags: Music, While, Working

I have a painter's memory. I can remember things from my childhood which were so powerfully imprinted on me, the whole scene comes back.

Tags: Memory, Remember, Whole

I like to cook; it is, for me, a happy combination of mindlessness and purpose.

Tags: Cook, Happy, Purpose

In my early twenties, that's when I really began to write. Before that, I was too busy working, keeping myself going.

Tags: Busy, Working, Write

My first job was working in a dress shop in Los Angeles in 1940, for $7 a week.

Tags: Job, Week, Working

I don't know what makes a writer's voice. It's dozens of things. There are people who write who don't have it. They're tone-deaf, even though they're very fluent. It's an ability, like anything else, being a doctor or a veterinarian, or a musician.

Tags: Else, Makes, Write

I taught writing classes at the University of Pennsylvania for a number of years and I realized that all you can do is encourage people and give them assignments and hope they will write them.

Tags: Give, Hope, Writing

I've always known a lot of very bad people, destructive, brutes of a certain kind. Then I've seen these lovely impulses and what not, and they've stayed with me and comforted me.

Tags: Bad, Lovely, Seen

My father brought me a box of books once when I was about three and a half or four. I remember the carton they were in and the covers with illustrations by Newell C. Wyeth.

Tags: Father, Once, Remember

There's a certain amount of tyranny in all of us to some extent, and in some people it's much more developed than in others. It's a different balance which makes us all different.

Tags: Balance, Makes, Others
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