Dystopian Author Quotes

May 4, 2020
I've never related to the work geek at all-it sounds much more horrible than nerd. Like a freak biting a chicken's head off in a sideshow.

Jonathan Lethem Dystopian Author Quotes#60

Jonathan Lethem I’ve never related to the work geek at all-it sounds much more horrible than nerd. Like a freak biting a chicken’s head off in […]
May 4, 2020
Consensual reality is both fragile and elastic, and it heals like the skin of a bubble.

Jonathan Lethem Dystopian Author Quotes#59

Jonathan Lethem Consensual reality is both fragile and elastic, and it heals like the skin of a bubble.
May 4, 2020
I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction - I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By following time's arrow I keep myself sane.

Jonathan Lethem Dystopian Author Quotes#58

Jonathan Lethem I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction – I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By […]
May 4, 2020
It was often this way, life consisted of a series of false beginnings, bluff declarations of arrival to destinations not even glimpsed.

Jonathan Lethem Dystopian Author Quotes#57

Jonathan Lethem It was often this way, life consisted of a series of false beginnings, bluff declarations of arrival to destinations not even glimpsed.
May 4, 2020
You could grow up in the city where history was made and still miss it all.

Jonathan Lethem Dystopian Author Quotes#56

Jonathan Lethem You could grow up in the city where history was made and still miss it all.
May 4, 2020
When I write lyrics, I really do go into an automatic folk appropriation mode... I see the vernacular register of 20th century song as being a bunch of forms to adapt and reconfigure.

Jonathan Lethem Dystopian Author Quotes#55

Jonathan Lethem When I write lyrics, I really do go into an automatic folk appropriation mode… I see the vernacular register of 20th century song as […]
May 4, 2020
My heart and the elevator, a plummet inside a plummet.

Jonathan Lethem Dystopian Author Quotes#54

Jonathan Lethem My heart and the elevator, a plummet inside a plummet.
May 4, 2020
But the day I can't shrug off a twinge of self-pity, is the day I'm washed up for keeps.

Jonathan Lethem Dystopian Author Quotes#53

Jonathan Lethem But the day I can’t shrug off a twinge of self-pity, is the day I’m washed up for keeps.
May 4, 2020
I'm gregarious with writers and never with manuscripts . . . I [like to] create the illusion of seamless perfection, so I alone know the flawed homely process along the way.

Jonathan Lethem Dystopian Author Quotes#52

Jonathan Lethem I’m gregarious with writers and never with manuscripts . . . I [like to] create the illusion of seamless perfection, so I alone know […]
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