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Aleksandar Hemon Quotes

A year from now you'll wish you started today
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Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want
If cats could talk, they wouldn't
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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
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I like me a little bit more when i'm with you
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
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Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini
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My skin was the border between the world and me  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) To write has to be related to a drive inside  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) I believe people are much more complicated than they can handle  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) We dreamt of light, but hoped for darkness  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) The hopeless hope is one of the early harbingers of spring, bespeaking an innocent belief that the world might right its wrongs and reverse its curses simply because the trees are coming into leaf  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) To me, the solidarity of readers is far more important than the solidarity of writers, particularly since readers in fact find ways to connect over a book or books, whatever they may be  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) It was always clear to me that I would have to earn my readers, some I would have to find, some to create  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) No reader owes me anything - I am owed nothing for my noble efforts, because my writing was always unconditional, always coming out of inner necessity  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) I hate traveling and being away from my family. But I like meeting my readers, as what I write is actualized in them. Those encounters are exhilarating to me  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) I don’t know the numbers, but roughly half of the people who came through Ellis Island returned home. They came here to make money, not to make history  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) I’m not nervous if I think about something for nine years and then I don’t write it. Even if it fades it doesn’t concern me. It’ll come back if it’s worth it  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) It’s so internalized, the way your mind works in relation to anything - it’s a process, but then it isn’t. It’s working all the time  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) I don’t believe in inspiration. I write when I can’t avoid writing anymore  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) I end up writing something every day, since I develop six or seven things at the same time - soccer columns, this and that  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) Even if you tried to extinguish your personality, what is left in the story will reflect it, perhaps by its negation. Our lives provide the bricks from which we build these cathedrals  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) The mind is complicated and you can’t trace the roots of its processes, but there is something about mathematical and algorithmic patterns that I like to recognize in things  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) You devise ways to tell a story that complies with your sensibility. Style and method are really extensions of your present sensibility  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) Memoir implies the need to reveal something about yourself - to recount your life for educational purposes  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) The funny thing is that in Bosnia there are no words that are equivalent to fiction and nonfiction. From the storytelling point of view, the difference is artificial  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) It is my belief that we as human beings have a need to tell stories - I think it’s evolutionary. So you can think of the short story as a literary form, or you can instead think of stories  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) If you have information you’ve got the world by the balls. But we have to convert information into knowledge in order to make it humanly useful  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) There’s something in psychology called the narrative paradigm, which essentially means that we think of our lives as stories in which we are the main characters  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) People will always tell stories. The publishing industry might vanish, but not stories  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) The way I think of my work is that I have to think up the way to tell a story, starting from scratch. The changes in the industry concern me in a general way because I think civilization is doomed  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) There’s no connection between consumption of art and moral stamina at all  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) Arabs are a complete abstraction in the propaganda world and all the death and destruction is completely unreal to Americans  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) It’s difficult for me to understand how it was possible to live under the Bush regime for eight years and then just roll over and do other things  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) In some way there is no real life. It’s always the story of your life that you’re living  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) If you find yourself as a person in unfamiliar territory, you will grasp on to what is already familiar  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes) What I don’t like about America is not necessarily an American thing; it’s a capitalist thing. This is the Vatican of capitalism  (Aleksandar Hemon Quotes)
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