Aleksandar Hemon Quotes

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Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Shiny teeth were footnote to her smile. Shiny teeth were footnote to her smile.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: You don't want your neurosurgeon to have doubts about the meaning of it all while he or she is operating on your brain. You don't want your neurosurgeon to have doubts about the meaning of it all while he or she is operating on your brain.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: I end up writing something every day, since I develop six or seven things at the same time - soccer columns, this and that. I end up writing something every day, since I develop six or seven things at the same time - soccer columns, this and that.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: If you wait long enough, something will happen - there has never been a time when nothing happened. If you wait long enough, something will happen - there has never been a time when nothing happened.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: We dreamt of light, but hoped for darkness. We dreamt of light, but hoped for darkness.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: If you find yourself as a person in unfamiliar territory, you will grasp on to what is already familiar. If you find yourself as a person in unfamiliar territory, you will grasp on to what is already familiar.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Writing is nothing if not carrying the hopeless, backbreaking burden of decisions devoid of consequences. Writing is nothing if not carrying the hopeless, backbreaking burden of decisions devoid of consequences.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: If you find yourself asking: How did I get here? Isador once said, that probably means you are living a life worth living. If you find yourself asking: How did I get here? Isador once said, that probably means you are living a life worth living.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: I had an epiphany: I was a loser. I had an epiphany: I was a loser.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: If you can't go home, there is nowhere to go, and nowhere is the biggest place in the world-indeed, nowhere is the world. If you can't go home, there is nowhere to go, and nowhere is the biggest place in the world-indeed, nowhere is the world.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: I want to change something. I want to stop the germs from attacking my daughters. I want to change something. I want to stop the germs from attacking my daughters.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Arabs are a complete abstraction in the propaganda world and all the death and destruction is completely unreal to Americans. Arabs are a complete abstraction in the propaganda world and all the death and destruction is completely unreal to Americans.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: She was beautiful; my breath was taken; we were still lonely; she said yes. She was beautiful; my breath was taken; we were still lonely; she said yes.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: It never ends, Pinya says. Every time, you think maybe this here is a different world, but it's all the same: they live, we die. So here it is again. It never ends, Pinya says. Every time, you think maybe this here is a different world, but it's all the same: they live, we die. So here it is again.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: It was a great fucking time, the short era of disaster euphoria, for nothing enhances pleasures and blocks guilt like a looming cataclysm. It was a great fucking time, the short era of disaster euphoria, for nothing enhances pleasures and blocks guilt like a looming cataclysm.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: History: the first time a joke, the second time a badly translated joke. History: the first time a joke, the second time a badly translated joke.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Belief and delusion are incestuous siblings. Belief and delusion are incestuous siblings.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: We, as writers, have to figure out a way to create a consciousness in language. It's crazy even to attempt to do that. We, as writers, have to figure out a way to create a consciousness in language. It's crazy even to attempt to do that.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: All the players looked absurdly inept, as though they were expressly drafted to be humiliated, entrepreneurs in the industry of losing. All the players looked absurdly inept, as though they were expressly drafted to be humiliated, entrepreneurs in the industry of losing.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: I long for, not a writer's retreat - I can write in any situation - but a reader's retreat. I long for, not a writer's retreat - I can write in any situation - but a reader's retreat.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Home is where somebody notices your absence. Home is where somebody notices your absence.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: In Bosnian, there's no distinction in literature between fiction and nonfiction; there's no word describing that. In Bosnian, there's no distinction in literature between fiction and nonfiction; there's no word describing that.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Everyone operates within their own domain and obviously those domains overlap to a great extent. Everyone operates within their own domain and obviously those domains overlap to a great extent.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: You devise ways to tell a story that complies with your sensibility. Style and method are really extensions of your present sensibility. You devise ways to tell a story that complies with your sensibility. Style and method are really extensions of your present sensibility.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: If my mind and my city were the same thing then I was losing my mind. If my mind and my city were the same thing then I was losing my mind.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Everything after Star Wars is shit. Everything after Star Wars is shit.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: The world is always greater than your desires; plenty is never enough. The world is always greater than your desires; plenty is never enough.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: It was always clear to me that I would have to earn my readers, some I would have to find, some to create. It was always clear to me that I would have to earn my readers, some I would have to find, some to create.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: We hated pretentiousness; it was a form of self-hatred. We hated pretentiousness; it was a form of self-hatred.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Nobody deserves death, yet everybody gets it. Nobody deserves death, yet everybody gets it.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: To me there's no difference between a book of stories and a novel - they're just slightly different shapes. To me there's no difference between a book of stories and a novel - they're just slightly different shapes.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Hope sold, of course, and well; it was the corn syrup of existence, fast burning and addictive. Hope sold, of course, and well; it was the corn syrup of existence, fast burning and addictive.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I am not.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Tell the fucking story. Tell the fucking story.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there. Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: It's so internalized, the way your mind works in relation to anything - it's a process, but then it isn't. It's working all the time. It's so internalized, the way your mind works in relation to anything - it's a process, but then it isn't. It's working all the time.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: The detectives ransack the place with the passion of soldiers fighting a just war. The detectives ransack the place with the passion of soldiers fighting a just war.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: I am a writer, which means I write stories, I write novels, and I would write poetry if I knew how to. I don't want to limit myself. I am a writer, which means I write stories, I write novels, and I would write poetry if I knew how to. I don't want to limit myself.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: I write and read with the assumption that literature contains knowledge of human experience that is not available otherwise. I write and read with the assumption that literature contains knowledge of human experience that is not available otherwise.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Language is so inherent to humanity, so necessary for even basic thinking, that stories and poetry are available to anyone who can process language. Language is so inherent to humanity, so necessary for even basic thinking, that stories and poetry are available to anyone who can process language.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: To write has to be related to a drive inside. To write has to be related to a drive inside.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Still, it was fair to say that the minimum requirement for a truly enjoyable existence would be unbridled promiscuity. Still, it was fair to say that the minimum requirement for a truly enjoyable existence would be unbridled promiscuity.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: What would love be without mutually assured oblivion? What would love be without mutually assured oblivion?
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Lord, why did you leave me in these woods? Lord, why did you leave me in these woods?
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: What is it with boys? How do they slide into fucked-upness so quickly, with such natural ease? What is it with boys? How do they slide into fucked-upness so quickly, with such natural ease?
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: In some way there is no real life. It's always the story of your life that you're living. In some way there is no real life. It's always the story of your life that you're living.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: I'll take any life in which I can make choices and have agency, and America is not a bad place for all that. I'll take any life in which I can make choices and have agency, and America is not a bad place for all that.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Memoir implies the need to reveal something about yourself - to recount your life for educational purposes. Memoir implies the need to reveal something about yourself - to recount your life for educational purposes.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: All the lives I could live, all the people I will never know, never will be, they are everywhere. That is all that the world is. All the lives I could live, all the people I will never know, never will be, they are everywhere. That is all that the world is.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: I deigned to suggest to him that it was also the American thing America was nothing if not good intentions. I deigned to suggest to him that it was also the American thing
America was nothing if not good intentions.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: What I don't like about America is not necessarily an American thing; it's a capitalist thing. This is the Vatican of capitalism. What I don't like about America is not necessarily an American thing; it's a capitalist thing. This is the Vatican of capitalism.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Your nightmares follow you like a shadow, forever. Your nightmares follow you like a shadow, forever.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Where can you go from nowhere, except deeper into nowhere? Where can you go from nowhere, except deeper into nowhere?
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: It must be taking enormous energy to do her Janet-did-it-again shtick every day; no wonder she was so worn out. It must be taking enormous energy to do her Janet-did-it-again shtick every day; no wonder she was so worn out.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Hi, she said, in a whispery voice, and nodded as if to confirm that she really meant it. Hi, she said, in a whispery voice, and nodded as if to confirm that she really meant it.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: At worst, she kept him around so he could make her feel better when she needed it, a winning combination of a pet and a dildo. At worst, she kept him around so he could make her feel better when she needed it, a winning combination of a pet and a dildo.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: People will always tell stories. The publishing industry might vanish, but not stories. People will always tell stories. The publishing industry might vanish, but not stories.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: When I found myself in the U.S., and the war was at full swing in Bosnia, I read for survival - it was a means of thought resuscitation. When I found myself in the U.S., and the war was at full swing in Bosnia, I read for survival - it was a means of thought resuscitation.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Projecting yourself until everything is talking about you is, of course, a self-flattering form of self-pity Projecting yourself until everything is talking about you is, of course, a self-flattering form of self-pity
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: A good time to be thinking about all that, given that we're just about to tear a new hole in the ass of Iraq. A good time to be thinking about all that, given that we're just about to tear a new hole in the ass of Iraq.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: There's no connection between consumption of art and moral stamina at all. There's no connection between consumption of art and moral stamina at all.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: The perfect borscht is what life should be but never is. The perfect borscht is what life should be but never is.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: Isabel's indelible absence is now an organ in our bodies whose sole function is a continuous secretion of sorrow. Isabel's indelible absence is now an organ in our bodies whose sole function is a continuous secretion of sorrow.
Aleksandar Hemon quotes: The more you lose, the more is to be lost, yet it matters less. The more you lose, the more is to be lost, yet it matters less.