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William T. Vollmann quotes: Don't write for money. Don't write for money.
William T. Vollmann quotes: At least I hope - that the fiction I've written so far has flaws but has mostly been successful. At least I hope - that the fiction I've written so far has flaws but has mostly been successful.
William T. Vollmann quotes: It was about as easy getting the Statue of Liberty to spread cunny, which did take some dynamite persuasion. It was about as easy getting the Statue of Liberty to spread cunny, which did take some dynamite persuasion.
William T. Vollmann quotes: My father hates organized religion, probably because he hates the God who killed his little girl back in 1968. I find religions variously bemusing. My father hates organized religion, probably because he hates the God who killed his little girl back in 1968. I find religions variously bemusing.
William T. Vollmann quotes: (Can you understand your own dreams, which arise with mushrooms' rank richness in the night-forests within your skull?) (Can you understand your own dreams, which arise with mushrooms' rank richness in the night-forests within your skull?)
William T. Vollmann quotes: I've never shot a civilian except when under orders. I've never shot a civilian except when under orders.
William T. Vollmann quotes: If I didn't feel that I was doing something or trying to do something for others, then I would have very little excuse for the life that I lead. If I didn't feel that I was doing something or trying to do something for others, then I would have very little excuse for the life that I lead.
William T. Vollmann quotes: Thus the protagonist of this Dream of mine is ooze, here and forever call'd Oozymandias the King. Thus the protagonist of this Dream of mine is ooze, here and forever call'd Oozymandias the King.
William T. Vollmann quotes: When it comes to revolutionaries, trust only the sad ones. The enthusiastic ones are the oppressors of tomorrow. When it comes to revolutionaries, trust only the sad ones. The enthusiastic ones are the oppressors of tomorrow.
William T. Vollmann quotes: Lovers may never meet again, but the ways of enemies oft do intersect: This proves some corollary about gravity. Lovers may never meet again, but the ways of enemies oft do intersect: This proves some corollary about gravity.
William T. Vollmann quotes: We Communists say, if it has no practically measurable effect, it's not people's art! We Communists say, if it has no practically measurable effect, it's not people's art!
William T. Vollmann quotes: Death cannot be experienced either by the dead or the living. Death cannot be experienced either by the dead or the living.
William T. Vollmann quotes: The instant people specialize, it's in their interest to dehumanize the people their specialized function operates upon. The instant people specialize, it's in their interest to dehumanize the people their specialized function operates upon.
William T. Vollmann quotes: The times are new, but the informers are old. The times are new, but the informers are old.
William T. Vollmann quotes: There was no one as good as he at using the ovens of logic to bake agreeable results. There was no one as good as he at using the ovens of logic to bake agreeable results.
William T. Vollmann quotes: Do you want to know what happiness is? Happiness is the absence of unpleasant information. Do you want to know what happiness is? Happiness is the absence of unpleasant information.
William T. Vollmann quotes: Perhaps Bug and Tony should have been allies. But any successful structure of domination always gets the weak to reject each other. Perhaps Bug and Tony should have been allies. But any successful structure of domination always gets the weak to reject each other.
William T. Vollmann quotes: At least for me, it takes more knowledge to write fiction than nonfiction. At least about someplace that I begin with a lot of ignorance about. At least for me, it takes more knowledge to write fiction than nonfiction. At least about someplace that I begin with a lot of ignorance about.
William T. Vollmann quotes: Such mental haziness is in order, given the delightful vagueness of the terrain. Such mental haziness is in order, given the delightful vagueness of the terrain.
William T. Vollmann quotes: I've come to recognize that questions of law and justice are at the same time questions of power. I've come to recognize that questions of law and justice are at the same time questions of power.
William T. Vollmann quotes: The hospital bulked darkly in the darkness. The hospital bulked darkly in the darkness.
William T. Vollmann quotes: I've always felt I want to be of service to the world somehow. I haven't yet figured out how to do it, and I may never figure out how to I've always felt I want to be of service to the world somehow. I haven't yet figured out how to do it, and I may never figure out how to do it.
William T. Vollmann quotes: It's always, you know, a pleasant exercise to imagine my own death because then I'm so happy when I can stop. It's always, you know, a pleasant exercise to imagine my own death because then I'm so happy when I can stop.
William T. Vollmann quotes: Well let the gentlemen of the bourgeoisie remember Berlin any way they please. As Comrade Khruschev promised us, we will bury them. Well let the gentlemen of the bourgeoisie remember Berlin any way they please. As Comrade Khruschev promised us, we will bury them.
William T. Vollmann quotes: It will be fun to give some to prostitutes, It will be fun to give some to prostitutes,
William T. Vollmann quotes: I don't subscribe to organised religion. I've travelled enough to see that adherents of organised religion often attack adherents of other religions. I don't subscribe to organised religion. I've travelled enough to see that adherents of organised religion often attack adherents of other religions.
William T. Vollmann quotes: There will come a time when nobody reads my books and no one remembers who I was. And in the meantime, I'll do it my way. There will come a time when nobody reads my books and no one remembers who I was. And in the meantime, I'll do it my way.
William T. Vollmann quotes: Plato says that as one learns to love, the image of any specific beloved can be left behind for knowledge of the Good. Plato says that as one learns to love, the image of any specific beloved can be left behind for knowledge of the Good.
William T. Vollmann quotes: Lecktrickery? grinned the fool boys, rubbing their rabbits' feet against the spell of these longest syllables in all Tarnation. Lecktrickery? grinned the fool boys, rubbing their rabbits' feet against the spell of these longest syllables in all Tarnation.