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Meg Wolitzer quotes: High-fiving one another without evident irony. High-fiving one another without evident irony.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: But the loss of possibilities was always undeniably painful. But the loss of possibilities was always undeniably painful.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Because when you're young, you don't really believe you'll ever be anything other than young. Because when you're young, you don't really believe you'll ever be anything other than young.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: If you hold on, if you force yourself as hard as you can to find some kind of patience in the middle of all your impatience, things can change. If you hold on, if you force yourself as hard as you can to find some kind of patience in the middle of all your impatience, things can change.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: My job does not define me. My job does not define me.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Closure, that impossible thing that no one had ever experienced in life, because there always seemed to be a little aperture, a slit of light. Closure, that impossible thing that no one had ever experienced in life, because there always seemed to be a little aperture, a slit of light.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: And then like two people jumping off a rock into water, I guess we both fell helplessly into sleep. I'm not sure which of us gets there first. And then like two people jumping off a rock into water, I guess we both fell helplessly into sleep. I'm not sure which of us gets there first.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Sometimes it's easier to tell ourselves a story. Sometimes it's easier to tell ourselves a story.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Books light the fire - whether it's a book that's already written, or an empty journal that needs to be filled in. Books light the fire - whether it's a book that's already written, or an empty journal that needs to be filled in.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: you sometimes feel totally unready for them, or even that they're you sometimes feel totally unready for them, or even that they're
Meg Wolitzer quotes: ...age sixty-eight and still wanting love to exist in a pure column of light, still convinced that it could. ...age sixty-eight and still wanting love to exist in a pure column of light, still convinced that it could.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Wasn't the whole point of being an artist, or at least part of it, that you didn't have to wear a tie? Wasn't the whole point of being an artist, or at least part of it, that you didn't have to wear a tie?
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Dennis was present, still present, and this, she thought as she stayed landed against him, was no small talent. Dennis was present, still present, and this, she thought as she stayed landed against him, was no small talent.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: You got caught up in some fantasy, and now you can't see anything at all. You got caught up in some fantasy, and now you can't see anything at all.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: In 'The Interestings' I wanted to write about what happens to talent over time. In some people talent blooms, in others it falls away. In 'The Interestings' I wanted to write about what happens to talent over time. In some people talent blooms, in others it falls away.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: We do seem, as a culture, to fetishize the "sweep." But I know there's room for "big" short, fierce novels, and "big" solid ones. We do seem, as a culture, to fetishize the "sweep." But I know there's room for "big" short, fierce novels, and "big" solid ones.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Because the truth is, the world will probably whittle your daughter down. But a mother never should. Because the truth is, the world will probably whittle your daughter down. But a mother never should.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: ...the Iraq war was the Ishtar of wars. ...the Iraq war was the Ishtar of wars.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: People could not get enough of what they had lost, even if they no longer wanted it. People could not get enough of what they had lost, even if they no longer wanted it.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: There was no life Dennis burned to live except, it seemed, a life that wasn't depressed. There was no life Dennis burned to live except, it seemed, a life that wasn't depressed.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: If you've written a powerful book about a woman and your publisher then puts a 'feminine' image on the cover, it 'types' the book. If you've written a powerful book about a woman and your publisher then puts a 'feminine' image on the cover, it 'types' the book.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: The rest of life - that imperfect thing - waiting. The rest of life - that imperfect thing - waiting.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: The generation that had information, but no context. Butter, but no bread. Craving, but no longing. The generation that had information, but no context. Butter, but no bread. Craving, but no longing.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Even if you yourself were unhappy and anxious, whenever you glimpsed happiness in your child, you suddenly became happy too. Even if you yourself were unhappy and anxious, whenever you glimpsed happiness in your child, you suddenly became happy too.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Sometimes you think people will be around forever, and then you lose them with no warning at all. Sometimes you think people will be around forever, and then you lose them with no warning at all.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Even not knowing that yet, she felt an intuitive urgency. What she wanted and wanted now was to be loved by someone who excited her. Even not knowing that yet, she felt an intuitive urgency. What she wanted
and wanted now
was to be loved by someone who excited her.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Both my mother and I have close groups of friends that include other writers, and these friendships are very important to us. Both my mother and I have close groups of friends that include other writers, and these friendships are very important to us.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: I've been waiting for someone to sign the permission slip for me to write about sex. In the meantime, I've written about sex in all my books anyway. I've been waiting for someone to sign the permission slip for me to write about sex. In the meantime, I've written about sex in all my books anyway.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Maybe that was what it was like to be a writer: Even with the eyes closed, you could see. Maybe that was what it was like to be a writer: Even with the eyes closed, you could see.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Twitter. You know what it is? Termites with microphones. Twitter. You know what it is? Termites with microphones.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: I always thought talent was everything, but maybe it was always money. Or even class. Or if not class exactly, connections. I always thought talent was everything, but maybe it was always money. Or even class. Or if not class exactly, connections.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit
Meg Wolitzer quotes: The mind plays tricks on itself in order to stay in one piece. The mind plays tricks on itself in order to stay in one piece.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Maybe the idea of the supposed tension between working and nonworking mothers had been put out in the world just to cause divisiveness. Maybe the idea of the supposed tension between working and nonworking mothers had been put out in the world just to cause divisiveness.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: It was exhausting being a schizophrenic, which he was still convinced he was. It was exhausting being a schizophrenic, which he was still convinced he was.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: This post-college world felt different from everything that had come before it ... This post-college world felt different from everything that had come before it ...
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Twitter," said Manny, waving his hand. "You know what that is? Termites with microphones. Twitter," said Manny, waving his hand. "You know what that is? Termites with microphones.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Jealousy was essentially "I want what you have," while envy was "I want what you have, but I also want to take it away so you can't have it. Jealousy was essentially "I want what you have," while envy was "I want what you have, but I also want to take it away so you can't have it.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Irony was new to her and tasted oddly good, like a previously unavailable summer fruit. Irony was new to her and tasted oddly good, like a previously unavailable summer fruit.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: The food was bad but the conversation was vigorous as they sat and talked about many of the campers The food was bad but the conversation was vigorous as they sat and talked about many of the campers
Meg Wolitzer quotes: The past is so tenacious. The past is so tenacious.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Jill told him that he just didn't understand what it meant to have been so promising your whole life and now to be so disappointing in the end. Jill told him that he just didn't understand what it meant to have been so promising your whole life and now to be so disappointing in the end.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: The child who was happy with herself meant the parents had won the jackpot. The child who was happy with herself meant the parents had won the jackpot.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Power structures were always fairly easy to figure out if you took a moment to observe the people involved. Power structures were always fairly easy to figure out if you took a moment to observe the people involved.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Being a teacher at a restaurant in the town where you lived was a little like being a TV star ... Being a teacher at a restaurant in the town where you lived was a little like being a TV star ...
Meg Wolitzer quotes: But of course people were different, she remembered; they were allowed to be different. But of course people were different, she remembered; they were allowed to be different.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Because friend was encompassing, and here it encompassed so much, including the contradictions. Because friend was encompassing, and here it encompassed so much, including the contradictions.
Meg Wolitzer quotes: Just the act of sleeping beside someone you liked to be with. Maybe that was love. Just the act of sleeping beside someone you liked to be with. Maybe that was love.