Alexander Chee Quotes

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Alexander Chee quotes: The ideal editor will hold you to the best of yourself in the piece. The ideal editor will hold you to the best of yourself in the piece.
Alexander Chee quotes: her interest was not the beginning of a friendship but more of a measuring. She her interest was not the beginning of a friendship but more of a measuring. She
Alexander Chee quotes: Each source that I read, I would look through the bibliography and the footnotes, and use that as a map for the next thing I would read. Each source that I read, I would look through the bibliography and the footnotes, and use that as a map for the next thing I would read.
Alexander Chee quotes: Why was there never an opera that ended with a soprano who was free? Why was there never an opera that ended with a soprano who was free?
Alexander Chee quotes: With my family background - my parents were both activists - writing about culture and politics came naturally. With my family background - my parents were both activists - writing about culture and politics came naturally.
Alexander Chee quotes: I have lived for a long time inside a series of coincidences that most people would find implausible in a novel. I have lived for a long time inside a series of coincidences that most people would find implausible in a novel.
Alexander Chee quotes: None of the young women who wanted her position knew what her position was. None of the young women who wanted her position knew what her position was.
Alexander Chee quotes: This was my slender bridge to the future, and I stepped onto it as carefully as I could. This was my slender bridge to the future, and I stepped onto it as carefully as I could.
Alexander Chee quotes: I wanted to prepare for a life of sudden transformations, of enemies singing at you across the stage dressed in the costume of a lover. I wanted to prepare for a life of sudden transformations, of enemies singing at you across the stage dressed in the costume of a lover.
Alexander Chee quotes: Ever since I'd been old enough to know about virtue in a woman, it had seemed like a bull's-eye painted on my head in rouge. Ever since I'd been old enough to know about virtue in a woman, it had seemed like a bull's-eye painted on my head in rouge.
Alexander Chee quotes: I was trying to make a novel about something no one wanted to read about into something they couldn't put down or look away from. I was trying to make a novel about something no one wanted to read about into something they couldn't put down or look away from.
Alexander Chee quotes: Whenever people say a coincidence in a novel is implausible, I think, Do I have a story for you ... Whenever people say a coincidence in a novel is implausible, I think, Do I have a story for you ...
Alexander Chee quotes: Every now and then, you find a book that feels like it was keyed to your DNA. Every now and then, you find a book that feels like it was keyed to your DNA.
Alexander Chee quotes: When the earth opens up under your feet, be like a seed. Fall down; wait for the rain. When the earth opens up under your feet, be like a seed. Fall down; wait for the rain.
Alexander Chee quotes: she looked at me as if a horse had wandered into the hall, and in commanding it with her eyes, she could get it to return to its stable. she looked at me as if a horse had wandered into the hall, and in commanding it with her eyes, she could get it to return to its stable.
Alexander Chee quotes: Sorrow seemed to me to be more like a road wound through life Sorrow seemed to me to be more like a road wound through life
Alexander Chee quotes: It was said she mourned her beauty, which people still spoke of as of a vanished champion from another age. She had buried herself alive in public, on It was said she mourned her beauty, which people still spoke of as of a vanished champion from another age. She had buried herself alive in public, on
Alexander Chee quotes: I've been told it's hard to write about singing. I didn't realize that going into it. I might not have tried if I knew! I've been told it's hard to write about singing. I didn't realize that going into it. I might not have tried if I knew!
Alexander Chee quotes: She said this watching my eyes as if she were testing the edge of a blade on me. And so I made sure not to flinch. She said this watching my eyes as if she were testing the edge of a blade on me. And so I made sure not to flinch.