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Jess Walter quotes: Be confident and the world responds to your confidence, rewards your faith. Be confident and the world responds to your confidence, rewards your faith.
Jess Walter quotes: You can always spot the real thing, that affection; why does it always come from the wrong person? You can always spot the real thing, that affection; why does it always come from the wrong person?
Jess Walter quotes: Always speak first to the toughest person in the room. Always speak first to the toughest person in the room.
Jess Walter quotes: He thought it might be the most intimate thing possible, to fall asleep next to someone in the afternoon. He thought it might be the most intimate thing possible, to fall asleep next to someone in the afternoon.
Jess Walter quotes: You can't just say that, Pasquale. Those words have tremendous power. It's how people end up married. You can't just say that, Pasquale. Those words have tremendous power. It's how people end up married.
Jess Walter quotes: The first seven years that I wrote fiction, I sent out stories and a novel and made a total of $25. The first seven years that I wrote fiction, I sent out stories and a novel and made a total of $25.
Jess Walter quotes: Make them want to give you the thing you're taking. Make them want to give you the thing you're taking.
Jess Walter quotes: What person who has enjoyed life could possibly think one is enough? What person who has enjoyed life could possibly think one is enough?
Jess Walter quotes: Put the fire out? Hell no. What we need to do is stoke it. Put the fire out? Hell no. What we need to do is stoke it.
Jess Walter quotes: fierce tonight. Insistent. fierce tonight. Insistent.
Jess Walter quotes: This is what happens when your life is authored not by God, but by David Mamet. This is what happens when your life is authored not by God, but by David Mamet.
Jess Walter quotes: Oh, the things she would say if she could--but it's a minefield of courtesies and manners, this dying business. Oh, the things she would say if she could--but it's a minefield of courtesies and manners, this dying business.
Jess Walter quotes: No one gets to tell you what your life means! No one gets to tell you what your life means!
Jess Walter quotes: Before Pat could speak, the kid Before Pat could speak, the kid
Jess Walter quotes: You take something from your past that you're somewhat ashamed about and you write about it from another character's point of view. You take something from your past that you're somewhat ashamed about and you write about it from another character's point of view.
Jess Walter quotes: (If I looked like you, Debra, I'd masturbate all the time (If I looked like you, Debra, I'd masturbate all the time
Jess Walter quotes: Life, he thought, is a blatant act of imagination. Life, he thought, is a blatant act of imagination.
Jess Walter quotes: Sometimes it was like a deep ache, the simple act of breathing in and out. Sometimes it was like a deep ache, the simple act of breathing in and out.
Jess Walter quotes: Something about the memory caused him to tear up, to think again about the unknowable nature of the people we love. Something about the memory caused him to tear up, to think again about the unknowable nature of the people we love.
Jess Walter quotes: My dad worked for 40 years in an aluminum plant. I don't think he ever got aluminum block. My dad worked for 40 years in an aluminum plant. I don't think he ever got aluminum block.
Jess Walter quotes: There was a real conflation of hero and victim in the wake of 9/11, in our perverse desire to create a triumphant myth out of pure tragedy. There was a real conflation of hero and victim in the wake of 9/11, in our perverse desire to create a triumphant myth out of pure tragedy.
Jess Walter quotes: There was a time when self-promotion was considered so verboten, especially for authors. There was a time when self-promotion was considered so verboten, especially for authors.
Jess Walter quotes: My poetry is the most disappointing thing for me that I've ever written. When I say I can write everything, I don't say I can write everything well. My poetry is the most disappointing thing for me that I've ever written. When I say I can write everything, I don't say I can write everything well.
Jess Walter quotes: This is what happens when you live in dreams, he thought: you dream this and you dream that and you sleep right through your life. This is what happens when you live in dreams, he thought: you dream this and you dream that and you sleep right through your life.
Jess Walter quotes: Ideas are sphincters. Every asshole has one. Ideas are sphincters. Every asshole has one.
Jess Walter quotes: The stories tend to be what I work on when I'm stuck. Something will just pop into my head and I'll think that's more of a story. The stories tend to be what I work on when I'm stuck. Something will just pop into my head and I'll think that's more of a story.
Jess Walter quotes: ...life was a glorious catastrophe. ...life was a glorious catastrophe.
Jess Walter quotes: All we have is the story we tell. All we have is the story we tell.
Jess Walter quotes: as if ye have faith and it shall be given to you. as if ye have faith and it shall be given to you.
Jess Walter quotes: The form is so malleable and can do so many things. The form is so malleable and can do so many things.
Jess Walter quotes: If London was an alien city, Edinburgh was another planet If London was an alien city, Edinburgh was another planet
Jess Walter quotes: The water. The feral cats scattered before her. The water. The feral cats scattered before her.
Jess Walter quotes: All art is personal. Otherwise, what's the point? All art is personal. Otherwise, what's the point?
Jess Walter quotes: These are the ruins of our memories, which loom in our minds like the Parthenon, even as they are decayed and weathered by time and regret. These are the ruins of our memories, which loom in our minds like the Parthenon, even as they are decayed and weathered by time and regret.
Jess Walter quotes: Here for business or pleasure, Mr. Wheeler?""Redemption," Shane says. Here for business or pleasure, Mr. Wheeler?"
"Redemption," Shane says.
Jess Walter quotes: (Agent: This book doesn't work. Shane: You mean, in your opinion. Agent: I mean in English). (Agent: This book doesn't work. Shane: You mean, in your opinion. Agent: I mean in English).
Jess Walter quotes: There are some people whose Twitter feeds are works of art. They intuitively understand how much of themselves to put out there. There are some people whose Twitter feeds are works of art. They intuitively understand how much of themselves to put out there.
Jess Walter quotes: You had to write it, and he had to play it, and I'm just so grateful I got to see it. You had to write it, and he had to play it, and I'm just so grateful I got to see it.
Jess Walter quotes: Stories are nations, empires. Stories are nations, empires.
Jess Walter quotes: If a police officer arrests a mime, does he need to tell him he has the right to remain silent. If a police officer arrests a mime, does he need to tell him he has the right to remain silent.
Jess Walter quotes: And when our lives do begin? I mean, the exacting part, the action? It's all so fast. And when our lives do begin? I mean, the exacting part, the action? It's all so fast.
Jess Walter quotes: He was ready to stop trying to matter; he was ready to simply live. He was ready to stop trying to matter; he was ready to simply live.
Jess Walter quotes: Being alive isn't the same thing as living Being alive isn't the same thing as living
Jess Walter quotes: Other women were like presents he was constantly disappointed in unwrapping Other women were like presents he was constantly disappointed in unwrapping
Jess Walter quotes: He found himself in habiting the vast, empty plateau where most people live, between boredom and contentment. He found himself in habiting the vast, empty plateau where most people live, between boredom and contentment.
Jess Walter quotes: We want what we want - we love who we love. We want what we want - we love who we love.
Jess Walter quotes: Divination of true nature. Of motivation. Of desirous hearts. I saw the whole world in a flash and I recognized it at once: We want what we want. Divination of true nature. Of motivation. Of desirous hearts. I saw the whole world in a flash and I recognized it at once: We want what we want.
Jess Walter quotes: The movie I was working on, "Cleopatra", it's about how destructive a force love can be. But maybe that's what every story is about. The movie I was working on, "Cleopatra", it's about how destructive a force love can be. But maybe that's what every story is about.
Jess Walter quotes: Each gray hair still seemed like a weevil in a flower bed. Each gray hair still seemed like a weevil in a flower bed.
Jess Walter quotes: I'm a professional. So before I published any novels, I'd always been writing stories. I'm a professional. So before I published any novels, I'd always been writing stories.
Jess Walter quotes: Because I'm a novelist, I think in terms of structure. The way I keep going is through structure. It's what inspires me and pushes me through. Because I'm a novelist, I think in terms of structure. The way I keep going is through structure. It's what inspires me and pushes me through.
Jess Walter quotes: I've been simultaneously drawn to and repelled from Hollywood for years. I've been simultaneously drawn to and repelled from Hollywood for years.
Jess Walter quotes: What kind of wife would I be if I left your father simply because he was dead? What kind of wife would I be if I left your father simply because he was dead?
Jess Walter quotes: God, this life is a cold, brittle thing. And yet it's all there is. God, this life is a cold, brittle thing. And yet it's all there is.
Jess Walter quotes: I come from a newspaper background, so maybe I'm attuned to current events. I come from a newspaper background, so maybe I'm attuned to current events.
Jess Walter quotes: It's one thing to know what people want. It's another to CREATE that want in them. To BUILD that desire. It's one thing to know what people want. It's another to CREATE that want in them. To BUILD that desire.
Jess Walter quotes: True sacrifice is painless. True sacrifice is painless.
Jess Walter quotes: She saw death as just another wedding she wasn't invited to. She saw death as just another wedding she wasn't invited to.
Jess Walter quotes: On any given day in Spokane, Washington, there are more adult men per capita riding children's BMX bikes than in any other city in the world. On any given day in Spokane, Washington, there are more adult men per capita riding children's BMX bikes than in any other city in the world.
Jess Walter quotes: There was nothing explicit between them, nothing more than that slightly open door. And yet . . . what could be more alluring? In There was nothing explicit between them, nothing more than that slightly open door. And yet . . . what could be more alluring? In
Jess Walter quotes: My poems ... the ones that start out as jokes become these big ponderous things and the ones that start out ponderous devolve into jokes. My poems ... the ones that start out as jokes become these big ponderous things and the ones that start out ponderous devolve into jokes.
Jess Walter quotes: With Facebook and Twitter, we're all our own little publicists in a way. With Facebook and Twitter, we're all our own little publicists in a way.