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James Purdy quotes: The New York Times Review of Books is toilet paper. Used. The New York Times Review of Books is toilet paper. Used.
James Purdy quotes: Almost everything official in America is a huge fraud. Almost everything official in America is a huge fraud.
James Purdy quotes: I think America, really, is over. I think America, really, is over.
James Purdy quotes: The to-dos were sordid rather than exciting, perhaps because nearly everybody was approaching middle age. The to-dos were sordid rather than exciting, perhaps because nearly everybody was approaching middle age.
James Purdy quotes: Some people confess in the flesh, others on paper. Some people confess in the flesh, others on paper.
James Purdy quotes: Not all princes he had read about in books of legends are beautiful and noble and carry their heads high. Not all princes he had read about in books of legends are beautiful and noble and carry their heads high.
James Purdy quotes: I don't think it's like eastern mysticism, which leaves the person whole. It's really another form of cancer, television. I don't think it's like eastern mysticism, which leaves the person whole. It's really another form of cancer, television.
James Purdy quotes: He's America in action - opposed to quality. He's America in action - opposed to quality.
James Purdy quotes: No one looks at a television, and no one hears it. It's a poison. No one looks at a television, and no one hears it. It's a poison.
James Purdy quotes: She was a church open only for him, with services in full operation twenty-four hours a day. She was a church open only for him, with services in full operation twenty-four hours a day.
James Purdy quotes: I have wrote my name in hell, Brian McFee had said as he was dying on the sawdust of the floor in the Bent Ridge Tavern. I have wrote my name in hell, Brian McFee had said as he was dying on the sawdust of the floor in the Bent Ridge Tavern.
James Purdy quotes: One fine day you've got to give your body to somebody, or turn into a fully-fledged zombie. One fine day you've got to give your body to somebody, or turn into a fully-fledged zombie.
James Purdy quotes: The public is totally illiterate in America. It can't read at all. It's absolutely insensitive to words. The public is totally illiterate in America. It can't read at all. It's absolutely insensitive to words.
James Purdy quotes: And yet Curt's a real writer too. His machinery is stuck, that's all. And yet Curt's a real writer too. His machinery is stuck, that's all.
James Purdy quotes: Why should you expect everything to work out successful? You're old enough to know better. Why should you expect everything to work out successful? You're old enough to know better.
James Purdy quotes: I can describe my books as I seem them as American, imaginative, symbolic. My literary ancestors are two other Calvinists, Hawthorne, and Melville. I can describe my books as I seem them as American, imaginative, symbolic. My literary ancestors are two other Calvinists, Hawthorne, and Melville.
James Purdy quotes: Publishers seem to be in an alcoholic haze most of the time. Well, the publishers have no idea what a writer is. Publishers seem to be in an alcoholic haze most of the time. Well, the publishers have no idea what a writer is.
James Purdy quotes: Don't shoot me, Sidney, I love you.He had shot him right through the words that still haunted him today, the most perfect words ever said to him. Don't shoot me, Sidney, I love you.
He had shot him right through the words that still haunted him today, the most perfect words ever said to him.
James Purdy quotes: It was paper, as he had once joked to Amos, that he was really queer for. It was paper, as he had once joked to Amos, that he was really queer for.
James Purdy quotes: You fucked-up hunk. You fucked-up hunk.
James Purdy quotes: There's really nothing wrong with sentimentality ... Nothing I wrote is sentimental. There's really nothing wrong with sentimentality ... Nothing I wrote is sentimental.
James Purdy quotes: Mexican marijuana, which he called the schoolboy's consolation. Mexican marijuana, which he called the schoolboy's consolation.
James Purdy quotes: Most journalists are broken down alcoholics. Most journalists are broken down alcoholics.
James Purdy quotes: I don't have any home. Everyone I grew up with, my family, are all dead. So I feel kind of like a ghost. I'm more interested in the past. I don't have any home. Everyone I grew up with, my family, are all dead. So I feel kind of like a ghost. I'm more interested in the past.
James Purdy quotes: I've never been in fashion. Not at all. I've never been in fashion. Not at all.
James Purdy quotes: Carla had the American woman's fixed idea that love can cure, love can heal, love can bind a flowing wound. Carla had the American woman's fixed idea that love can cure, love can heal, love can bind a flowing wound.
James Purdy quotes: The New York Times is the worst newspaper in the world and it's extremely vicious to artists. The New York Times is the worst newspaper in the world and it's extremely vicious to artists.
James Purdy quotes: If you're a writer, you have to be an egomaniac. You have to just believe in yourself, which is hard work. If you're a writer, you have to be an egomaniac. You have to just believe in yourself, which is hard work.
James Purdy quotes: The worse the author, the more he is known. The worse the author, the more he is known.
James Purdy quotes: Most books don't even come into the world with the noise of the still-born. Most books don't even come into the world with the noise of the still-born.
James Purdy quotes: In a competitive society, the thing people fear the most is love. In a competitive society, the thing people fear the most is love.
James Purdy quotes: If the book's bad enough, they'll publish it, and if it's bad bad enough, the daily reviewers will love it, and it'll sell. If the book's bad enough, they'll publish it, and if it's bad bad enough, the daily reviewers will love it, and it'll sell.
James Purdy quotes: She made no point of concealing the truth, for the truth was all she could bear now. She made no point of concealing the truth, for the truth was all she could bear now.
James Purdy quotes: Don't you believe in death?" I yelled at him. "No," he answers, "and I don't believe in time either ... Don't you believe in death?" I yelled at him. "No," he answers, "and I don't believe in time either ...
James Purdy quotes: But failure has kept Curt at home like a nice warm dachshund. But failure has kept Curt at home like a nice warm dachshund.
James Purdy quotes: Ace sat down and inflated his cheeks like the wind gods in Italian paintings. Ace sat down and inflated his cheeks like the wind gods in Italian paintings.
James Purdy quotes: I am against all machines. It's no wonder that so many Americans go on dope when they have no other cultural stimulus than a television. I am against all machines. It's no wonder that so many Americans go on dope when they have no other cultural stimulus than a television.
James Purdy quotes: If you get lonesome enough, Carrie knew, you'll even call the police. If you get lonesome enough, Carrie knew, you'll even call the police.
James Purdy quotes: There was the cruel kind of Eustace silence. There was the cruel kind of Eustace silence.
James Purdy quotes: Most people have their buttons, Eustace continued. Most people have their buttons, Eustace continued.
James Purdy quotes: All you need do, Bernie,"she gulped her toast soaked in coffee, "is present the truth as fiction. All you need do, Bernie,"she gulped her toast soaked in coffee, "is present the truth as fiction.
James Purdy quotes: New York has collapsed. New York has collapsed.