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Harry Mathews Quotes

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
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I love teaching  (Harry Mathews Quotes) Well, my relationship to America at the time I left was very limited  (Harry Mathews Quotes) I’d been brought up on the Upper East Side in a WASP society, which was death on crutches  (Harry Mathews Quotes) After the navy, I transferred to Harvard and finished there. I was there the spring term of 1951 and I stayed through the summer term and a whole other year, so I was able to do two years in a little less than a year and a half  (Harry Mathews Quotes) I’d been brought up on the Upper East Side in a WASP society, which was death on crutches  (Harry Mathews Quotes) My dream, I remember, when I went to boarding school, was to have a study all my own, a little nook someplace where nobody could get at me - nobody, like the football coach.  (Harry Mathews Quotes) It has always been something I could do, and it may seem odd that in my case I seem to create an interesting narrative and frustrate the reader’s opportunities to follow it at every step.  (Harry Mathews Quotes) She was disgusted with herself...and the disgust permanently cured her of suicide. Her piddling life did not deserve dramatic remedies.  (Harry Mathews Quotes) I also had this mistaken dream, fantasy really - perhaps because I’m good at languages - of being able in both Italy and France to become someone else through my fluency in the language.  (Harry Mathews Quotes) My next project is to get back to that. Actually, to learn how to write poetry. I’m not kidding  (Harry Mathews Quotes) I think situations are more important than plot and character  (Harry Mathews Quotes) You make something. You give up expressing and start inventing  (Harry Mathews Quotes) My mother could never understand why I didn’t write a thriller, which I’ve finally done  (Harry Mathews Quotes) It’s true, I had an extremely delicious life, but that was my life at home, and perhaps because I was only a child, or for whatever reasons, I found the company of others, especially other boys, quite terrifying and upsetting  (Harry Mathews Quotes) Music had been my first love among the arts, and I was fascinated by it, as I still am  (Harry Mathews Quotes) Translation is the paradigm, the exemplar of all writing... It is translation that demonstrates most vividly the yearning for transformation that underlies every act involving speech, that supremely human gift  (Harry Mathews Quotes) Write about the things that attract you. Choose your subjects the way you used to choose your toys: out of desire  (Harry Mathews Quotes) I was immediately smitten with an attraction to this culture, not in the sense of high culture but of the basic way people behaved towards one another  (Harry Mathews Quotes) It has always been something I could do, and it may seem odd that in my case I seem to create an interesting narrative and frustrate the reader’s opportunities to follow it at every step  (Harry Mathews Quotes) And I finished college because I thought how much it would upset my parents if I didnt  (Harry Mathews Quotes)